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Track List, Description, & Lyrics
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  Christmas Eve on the Poor Side of Town
  Bill Pere, Kay Pere, and the LUNCH Ensemble

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Track List

The Christmas Eve Trilogy:

1. The Crib in the Creche (5:53)
2. Christmas Eve, Silent Night (6:17)
3. The Way of the Waif (5:30)
4. Dear Santa (2:40)
(featuring Amy Henion and the LUNCH Ensemble)
5. Ornament (2:38)
(featuring Amy Henion, Samantha and Stefanie Schaufler)
6. All is Calm, All is Bright (4:10)
(featuring Kay Pere, Melody Pere, Kathleen Boyle,
                                                        Samantha  and Stefanie Schaufler
7. The Organ Grinder (4:24)
8. Christmas Eve on the Poor Side of Town (2:30)
featuring Shauna Beth Mandelburg)


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Description: CHRISTMAS EVE on the POOR SIDE of TOWN

A Different Look at the Christmas Season by Bill Pere

"The true meaning of Christmas was never made more real than through these moving story songs. They are unforgettable…"

When was the last time a song made you really look at the meaning of Christmas?

"Christmas Eve on the Poor Side of Town" presents Christmas story from a totally different perspective. As we enjoy our holidays with family and friends, and a big meal around a warm table, what about Christmas for those who carry the spirit in their heart, but have little else?

This unforgettable collection of eight original Christmas story-songs will make you stop and think about the meaning of Christmas. The stories of "The Crib In the Creche", "Christmas Eve Silent Night" look at the holiday miracles that happen all around us.

"The Way of the Waif" looks at a young homeless woman who hears voices in her head - but perhaps it is something that everyone should hear.

This collection with rich, full band arrangements is timeless and can be a stocking stuffer for people of all ages.

8 Tracks, 34 minutes, Lyric Sheet Included ! This collection includes three of the top ten best songs that Bill has ever written

Proceeds from the sale of this CD (and all of Bill's CD's) go to help Hunger Relief and family service agencies, through Local United Network to Combat Hunger (LUNCH).

If you like lyrically rich songs that have meaning and emotion:

" New Day Coming Tomorrow " and "You'll See a Much Brighter Day" are both part of Bill's spiritual collection.

Also, check out Bill's AMERICANA series of CD's, which includes "Crest of a Wave" (maritime setting), "Cityscape" (urban setting), "Rural Mural" (rural setting) , "High School My School", (high school setting), and "College Collage" (college setting).


BILL PERE - background highlights

A national IMC Indie Artist of the Year

• Official Connecticut State Troubadour appointed 1995 by CT Commission on the Arts

• President and Executive Director, Connecticut Songwriters Association

• Founder and Executive Director, LUNCH (Local United Network to Combat Hunger) raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for hunger relief programs in Connecticut through benefit concerts

• 15 CD's of original songs recorded and released

• 25 original theater plays produced

• Producer of the Harry Chapin Legacy Concert series

• International appearances and performances with the Steve Chapin Band

Official judge and critiquer for national and international songwriting and performance competitions

• Citation by the Connecticut State Legislature for Community Service through Music

• Founder, Connecticut Songwriting and Performance Conference

• Director, Connecticut Songwriting Academy

• 1997 Citizen of the Year Award from Mystic Chamber of Commerce

• 1995 Community Service Award from International Artists Cooperative

• Five-time recipient of the CSA Award for Outstanding Community Outreach through Music"

• Author, "Songcrafters Coloring Book -- Songwriting Techniques that Get Results"

• Song "The Wish" selected for inclusion on compilation CD produced by Rhode Island-based Artists Against Hunger

• Editor, Connecticut Songsmith

Member Connecticut Music Educators Association

• Internationally published articles in numerous music industry publications including "Songwriters Market"

• 1981 and 1991 Connecticut Songwriter of the Year

• Two-time recipient, CSA Award for Outstanding Contribution to Education through Music

• First recipient of the CSA Renaissance Award for multiple music achievements, presented by Pete Seeger, 1995

• Presenter of award-winning Music Technology programs for teachers and students



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