David Britton and Jean Watson to Present “Sounds of the Season” at Bethel College

MISHAWAKA, IND., Nov. 10, 2016 – Recording artists David Britton and Jean Watson, along with the Nashville Bandoliers, will present the “Sounds of the Season” Christmas concert on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. on the campus of Bethel College, in the Everest-Rohrer Chapel/Fine Arts Center – Auditorium. The concert will be a unique blend of musical styles that will delight the audience with a variety of Christmas favorites.

 

World-class Baritone and Nashville recording artist, David Britton, brings a unique sound to his audiences, by blending his big voice with a signature orchestral rock instrumentation. This approach is the result of Britton’s eclectic musical heritage, which included drumming in a rock band through high school and college, before beginning a career in opera. Over the past couple of years, Britton has emerged onto the scene with albums which take full advantage of both the classical training as well as the rock style creating music that is at times both intimate and grandiose. For more information, visit DavidBritton.com.

 

Watson is an internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter and classically trained violinist, whose musical style is eclectic and features Celtic-infused violin and vocals. She is passionate about bringing hope to the hopeless through words and music. Although she has performed in majestic cathedrals and grand concert halls, her favorite venues are homeless shelters and prisons where she feels her music is most needed. For more information, visit JeanWatson.com.

 

Purchase tickets online at BethelCollege.edu/Tickets or call the ticket office at 574.807.7080, Monday-Friday, 1-5 p.m. The cost is $12 for regular seating, $18 for mezzanine seating, $30 for VIP seating and $75 for special seating that includes dinner and a pre-concert meet and greet with the artists.

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Bethel College, located in Mishawaka, Ind., is an accredited Christian college offering associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in more than 50 areas of study. The current enrollment of 1,650 includes students from 27 states, more than 20 denominations and 23 percent from culturally diverse backgrounds. Nearly 100 students were born outside of the U.S. and represent Africa, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Central America, Europe and South America. Since 2005, Bethel has been named a top tier college by U.S. News and World Report. Bethel has been recognized as a College of Distinction for six years in a row, and is ranked number one on the list of “Top 50 Christian Colleges and Universities Exceeding Expectations” by Christian Universities Online. Connect with Bethel online at BethelCollege.edu, or via Facebook (Facebook.com/BethelCollege), Twitter (Twitter.com/BethelCollegeIN) and YouTube (YouTube.com/BethelCollegeIndiana).

INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED BARITONE DAVID BRITTON JOINS HOST JASON CRABB ON TELEVISED CHRISTMAS SPECIAL

Acclaimed Singer Showcases Songs from Full Length Holiday CD,

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (December 16, 2015) – World class baritone and Shadowlands Music recording artist David Britton joins host Jason Crabb on a special Christmas edition of Trinity Broadcasting Network’s (TBN) flagship program, Praise the Lord, which is slated to air on Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. PST (subject to change; check local listings). The program was taped before a live studio audience at the network’s TBN HD Auditorium outside of Nashville, Tennessee. For a list of stations airing Praise the Lord or to watch online, visit itbn.org.

Britton joins host Jason Crabb, along with special guests Danny Gokey, Collin Raye, Rhonda Vincent and Aaron Crabb. During the Christmas special, Britton shares songs from his new, full-length holiday CD, Christmas, which released to retail on October 9, 2015, through New Day Distribution, and follows on the heels of Britton’s impressive patriotic EP, American Glory.

“I am extremely excited to be a part of the TBN Christmas Special, and to share the stage with this phenomenal group of artists,” says Britton. “There will be something for everyone!”

For more information about Britton and Christmas, visit davidbritton.com or like on Facebook (Facebook.com/DavidBrittonMusic).

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Christmas, which released digitally last year and released to brick & mortar retailers on October 9, 2015, showcases the unique ability of the classically trained Britton, who has performed at Carnegie Hall and with opera companies around the world, to effortlessly merge his diverse influences. He wraps his incredibly rich pop-classical sound (with a twist of anthemic rock) into and around these timeless holiday

classics. The result is a poignant collection of cozy favorites and a blend of powerful yet intimate moments, custom made for the Christmas season.

The project launches with a creative new arrangement of the classic carol, “Joy to the World,” which features heady rock ‘n’ roll undergirding classical piano and the added bonus of a gospel choir. Fans of Trans-Siberian Orchestra will love it! Britton pulls back for a reverent rendition of the more melancholy contemporary Christmas hymn, “Mary, Did You Know.” He draws on the classic crooners like Bing Crosby for inspiration on the old school classic, “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” then presents a breathtaking, intimate rendition of the beloved carol, “O Holy Night,” one of the signature songs from his live shows.

“Angels We Have Heard On High” gets an updated treatment, as Britton is once again backed by a gospel choir, giving listeners the idea that they may indeed be listening to angels from on high, extolling the birth of the Savior. Angels continue to take center stage on “Whispers,” an original Christmas hymn co-written by Britton and producer Billy Smiley describing the miraculous events of the first Christmas morning from the perspective of the mighty warrior angels who heralded the Messiah’s birth.

“The First Noel” starts on a low TBN2and tranquil note before building to a soul stirring crescendo. Britton displays his jazz chops on a happy version of “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” then mellows out for the richly orchestrated holiday favorite, “I’ll Be Home For Christmas.” The 12th century hymn, “The Wexford Carol,” merges ancient melodies with contemporary instruments to create an audience favorite, while “O Come, O Come Emmanuel” allows the fresh arrangement to underscore the mystery of the Christmas story.

Britton encourages listeners to get cozy with his warm and inviting rendition of “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting),” before closing the project with another original, “Sing Noel,” written by Billy Smiley and CCM legend Scott Wesley Brown. On this lovely Christmas hymn, Britton shares the microphone with Christine Dente from Out of the Grey.

“In a world that is full of so much turmoil and pain, it is my goal to use music to shed a glimmer of light; to bring comfort to those that grieve, peace to those at war, hope to those that fail, encouragement to those that feel alone, joy to those in despair,” says Britton. “I am grateful for the opportunity to create music that does not fit within any specific genre, that allows me to leverage the unorthodox musical influences of my life, that people of all generations and tastes may find something that speaks to them. Above all else, it is my desire that those who listen may see past me to the One who created all things.”

About David Britton:

Growing up in a missionary family afforded David Britton the unique opportunity to experience a broad range of cultures, to gain language skills in English, Italian, French and German, and to sing in churches around the world. The experience fostered a love for classical music and spurred him to study classical voice at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. This led to Britton receiving his Master’s Degree in Vocal Performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.  

 

Britton has performed with Opera San Jose, Opera Santa Barbara, Festival Opera, Intermountain Opera, Livermore Valley Opera, and the North Bay Opera. He made his Carnegie Hall debut in New York as Townsend Harris in The Dawn of Japan by Toroku Takagi with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s.

About TBN’s Praise the Lord

Praise the Lord, from the Trinity Broadcasting Network headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif., brings the highest caliber of guests from well-known celebrities to laypersons for interviews, as well as singers, musicians, evangelists and the coverage of revivals and crusades from around the world. This award-winning program has been on each week night for more than 30 years. For more information, visit tbn.org.

To schedule an interview, contact:

McCain & Co. Public Relations                                        Website: mccainpr.com

email: mccainprnews@mccainpr.com                             Twitter: @McCainPR

Facebook: facebook.com/McCain&Co.PublicRelations   Phone: 615-262-1727

 

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DAVID BRITTON TO JOIN HOST JASON CRABB FOR TBN CHRISTMAS SPECIAL

Acclaimed Singer to Showcase Songs from Full Length Holiday CD, Christmas, on Special Christmas Edition of Praise the Lord

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World class baritone and Shadowlands Music recording artist David Britton is scheduled to join host Jason Crabb for a special Christmas edition of Trinity Broadcasting Network’s (TBN) flagship show, Praise the Lord. The program will be taped before a live studio audience on Monday, November 16, 2015 at the network’s TBN HD Auditorium located at One Music Village Blvd., Hendersonville, Tennessee. The event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6 p.m. and seating for up to 1,200 fans is available on a first come, first served basis. The show is slated for a future airdate on the network. For a list of stations airing Praise the Lord or to watch online, visit itbn.org.

Britton will join Crabb onstage, along with special guests Danny Gokey, Collin Raye, Rhonda Vincent and Aaron Crabb. Britton, whose impressive operatic career has taken him all around the world and back to Carnegie Hall, will share songs from his new full-length holiday CD, Christmas, which released to retail on October 9, 2015, through New Day Distribution, and follows on the heels of Britton’s impressive patriotic EP, American Glory.

“I am extremely excited to be a part of the TBN Christmas Special, and to share the stage with this phenomenal group of artists,” says Britton. “There will be something for everyone!”

For more information about Britton and Christmas, visit davidbritton.com or like on Facebook (Facebook.com/DavidBrittonMusic).

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About Christmas:

Christmas, which released digitally last year and released to brick & mortar retailers on October 9, 2015, showcases the unique ability of the classically trained Britton, who has performed at Carnegie Hall and with opera companies around the world, to effortlessly merge his diverse influences. He wraps his incredibly rich pop-classical sound (with a twist of anthemic rock) into and around these timeless holiday classics. The result is a poignant collection of cozy favorites and a blend of powerful yet intimate moments, custom made for the Christmas season.

The project launches with a creative new arrangement of the classic carol, “Joy to the World,” which features heady rock ‘n’ roll undergirding classical piano and the added bonus of a gospel choir. Fans of Trans-Siberian Orchestra will love it! Britton pulls back for a reverent rendition of the more melancholy contemporary Christmas hymn, “Mary, Did You Know.” He draws on the classic crooners like Bing Crosby for inspiration on the old school classic, “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” then presents a breathtaking, intimate rendition of the beloved carol, “O Holy Night,” one of the signature songs from his live shows.

“Angels We Have Heard On High” gets an updated treatment, as Britton is once again backed by a gospel choir, giving listeners the idea that they may indeed be listening to angels from on high, extolling the birth of the Savior. Angels continue to take center stage on “Whispers,” an original Christmas hymn co-written by Britton and producer Billy Smiley describing the miraculous events of the first Christmas morning from the perspective of the mighty warrior angels who heralded the Messiah’s birth.

“The First Noel” starts on a low and tranquil note before building to a soul stirring crescendo. Britton displays his jazz chops on a happy version of “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” then mellows out for the richly orchestrated holiday favorite, “I’ll Be Home For Christmas.” The 12th century hymn, “The Wexford Carol,” merges ancient melodies with contemporary instruments to create an audience favorite, while “O Come, O Come Emmanuel” allows the fresh arrangement to underscore the mystery of the Christmas story.

Britton encourages listeners to get cozy with his warm and inviting rendition of “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting),” before closing the project with another original, “Sing Noel,” written by Billy Smiley and CCM legend Scott Wesley Brown. On this lovely Christmas hymn, Britton shares the microphone with Christine Dente from Out of the Grey.

“In a world that is full of so much turmoil and pain, it is my goal to use music to shed a glimmer of light; to bring comfort to those that grieve, peace to those at war, hope to those that fail, encouragement to those that feel alone, joy to those in despair,” says Britton. “I am grateful for the opportunity to create music that does not fit within any specific genre, that allows me to leverage the unorthodox musical influences of my life, that people of all generations and tastes may find something that speaks to them. Above all else, it is my desire that those who listen may see past me to the One who created all things.”

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Growing up in a missionary family afforded David Britton the unique opportunity to experience a broad range of cultures, to gain language skills in English, Italian, French and German, and to sing in churches around the world. The experience fostered a love for classical music and spurred him to study classical voice at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. This led to Britton receiving his Master’s Degree in Vocal Performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.  

Britton has performed with Opera San Jose, Opera Santa Barbara, Festival Opera, Intermountain Opera, Livermore Valley Opera, and the North Bay Opera. He made his Carnegie Hall debut in New York as Townsend Harris in The Dawn of Japan by Toroku Takagi with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s.

About TBN’s Praise the Lord

Praise the Lord, from the Trinity Broadcasting Network headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif., brings the highest caliber of guests from well-known celebrities to laypersons for interviews, as well as singers, musicians, evangelists and the coverage of revivals and crusades from around the world. This award-winning program has been on each week night for more than 30 years. For more information, visit tbn.org.

To schedule an interview, contact:

McCain & Co. Public Relations                                        Website: mccainpr.com

email: mccainprnews@mccainpr.com                             Twitter: @McCainPR

Facebook: facebook.com/McCain&Co.PublicRelations   Phone: 615-262-1727

“CHRISTMAS” ALBUM REVIEWED

DAVID BRITTON CHRISTMAS REVIEWED BY “NEVER FOR NOTHING” OUT OF THE UK

United Kingdom, Nov. 3, 2015 – Christmas, which released digitally last year, showcases the unique ability of the classically trained David Britton, who has performed at Carnegie Hall and with opera companies around the world, to effortlessly merge his diverse influences. Indeed, listening to this album, it manifested a warm glow inside of me, focussing once more on the birth of our Saviour.

In typical crooner style, David beings with “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” and later repeats the sound on “The Christmas Song”. “Joy to the World” gets a nice uptempo treatment, but it’s “Angels We Have Heard On High” that pops up trumps for me. I, simply, loved this version and it was a real highlight. The original song “Whispers” is ballad that was co-written by Britton and Billy Smiley. There’s lovely lyrics, including those about Jesus; “He became a man who bleeds and hurts, and gave away His throne to set them (us) free”. Other Christmas standards that are featured are “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year”, the gentle “I’ll Be Home For Christmas”, and a big production of “O Come, O Come Emmanuel”.

Closing the album is a beautiful duet with Out of the Grey’s Christine Dente, on another new song called “Sing Noel”. Throughout, Britton’s vocals never falter and he seems to effortlessly guide us, song by song, into the Christmas spirit. This group of songs would be a welcome addition to your Christmas collection, and introduce you and your friends to the voice that is, David Britton.

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INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED BARITONE DAVID BRITTON PREPS PATRIOTIC EP, DUE JUNE 30

“American Glory” Slated for iTunes Debut

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 16, 2015) – World class baritone and Shadowlands Music recording artist David Britton is in the studio putting the finishing touches on an uplifting collection of patriotic songs.

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Slated for digital release on June 30, 2015, just in time for Independence Day celebrations, the EP, entitled American Glory, will feature four songs, including Britton’s stirring cover of the Lee Greenwood classic, “God Bless the USA,” the beloved “America the Beautiful,” an original tribute to our men and women in uniform called “The Warrior,” and a grandly orchestrated version of the National Anthem. Listeners will also enjoy a special bonus track–an astonishing, a cappella version of “The Star Spangled Banner.”

Britton is a classically trained vocalist who effortlessly merges the often disparate worlds of classical and pop music. His contemporary releases include his upcoming holiday release, Christmas, due out Fall 2015.

American Glory is scheduled for release on iTunes and other digital platforms in time for the 4th of July. Britton’s upcoming holiday project, Christmas, which released digitally last year, is slated for a national brick & mortar release Fall 2015.

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THE DATES, THEY ARE A-CHANGING!

As many of you know, we had been planning to release my next full album The Storm this Summer. However, as occasionally happens in the recording world – due to a number of marketing and studio reasons, we have decided to delay the release of “The Storm” to early 2016.

D Britton AmrGlory CVRBut fear not!  We had also been working on a collection of fantastic patriotic songs, and have decided to fast-track the release of those songs on an EP called American Glory, which will be available on iTunes on June 30th, in time for the Independence Day weekend.

I am very excited about American Glory, which will feature four songs, including a stirring cover of the Lee Greenwood classic, “God Bless the USA,” the beloved “America the Beautiful,” an original tribute to our men and women in uniform called “The Warrior,” – (which we have done live, and have had many requests to record…now we have!), and a grandly orchestrated version of the National Anthem. We are also including a special bonus track – a dramatic, a cappella version of “The Star Spangled Banner.”

We will keep everyone posted when the links are available for purchase!!

ENJOY #AmericanGlory and yes…#TheStormIsComing (just later)

INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED BARITONE DAVID BRITTON TO JOIN CCM LEGENDS PHILLIPS, CRAIG & DEAN IN CONCERT

Concert to Benefit Crisis Pregnancy Center of Greater Phoenix

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 23, 2015) – World class baritone and Shadowlands Music recording artist David Britton is slated to share the stage with contemporary Christian music powerhouse trio Phillips, Craig & Dean when they bring their Above It All Tour to Phoenix, Arizona. The concert is scheduled to start at 7:00 pm on Thursday, April 30, 2015, and will also feature Phoenix-based worship artist, Mia Koehne. The concert will be held at Palmcroft Church, 15825 N. 35th Ave. in Phoenix, and is being produced by Extreme Faith Productions and 25 Alive Events.

Britton, a classically trained vocalist who effortlessly merges the often disparate worlds of classical and pop music, will perform music from a variety of his albums, including one song from his upcoming The Storm, which is set to release this summer.

“I am delighted to have the opportunity to open for Phillips, Craig & Dean, who have such a long standing legacy of creating great music,” says Britton. “I feel humbled to have this chance to share some of my music with their audience. It will also be great to be able to perform for folks in my own town. I am especially eager to share one of the songs from the upcoming project The Storm at this concert, as a sneak peek prior to the album’s release.”

The concert will benefit the Crisis Pregnancy Center of Great Phoenix (CPC). For over 30 years, CPC has been serving women who are facing a crisis pregnancy by exploring the choice the woman is considering for her unborn baby, and herself; and then moving forward to help her look at all the options in a safe, factual, truthful, and caring environment.

David’s upcoming project, The Storm, is slated for release in the Summer of 2015. For more information about David Britton or The Storm, visit davidbritton.com.