Notre Dame Children’s Choir releases No. 1 album
Observer Staff Report | Monday, December 5, 2016
The Notre Dame Children’s Choir’s (NDCC) recording, “O Emmanuel,” debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Traditional Classical Music Chart.
The album was commissioned by Notre Dame Children’s Choir from Sacred Heart Parish music director — and Grammy Award-winning pianist — J.J. Wright. It was recorded by Five/Four productions with the aid of the Dynamic Catholic Label, and the Choir collaborated with the J.J. Wright Trio — a jazz piano trio — and Fifth House Ensemble of Chicago.
“O Emmanuel” was No. 1 on the charts for two weeks, from Nov. 26 until Dec. 10.
In addition to reaching No. 1 on the Traditional Classical Music Billboard Chart, “O Emmanuel” was also as high as No. 3 for all Classical Music Charts, No. 10 for the Christian Album Chart and No. 28 for the Holiday Album Chart.
The NDCC is an ensemble of Christian sacred music vocalists, up to the age of 17. After starting in 2013 with 45 students, there are now more than 200 singers in eight separate choirs.