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The Story Behind the Music

Watch this video to see how O Emmanuel came to life.

Preview the Album

Listen to a snippet of each track and be captivated by the unique sound of O Emmanuel.

  1. Gabriel's Message
  2. I. Sapientia
  3. II. Adonai
  4. III. Radix
  5. IV. Clavis
  6. V. Oriens
  7. VI. Rex
  8. VII. Emmanuel
  9. VIII. When the Sun Rises in the Morning Sky
  10. IX. Christ the Lord is Born Today

Christmas Music at Its Very Best

Take a journey into the heart of Christmas with GRAMMY Award-winning pianist and composer J.J. Wright, the Notre Dame Children’s Choir, and Fifth House Ensemble. With creative renditions of traditional Advent and Christmas songs, O Emmanuel features the harmonious blend of angelic children’s voices, a jazz piano trio, adult vocal soloists, and talented instrumentalists to create an unforgettable listening experience. O Emmanuel will quickly become a Christmas favorite.

About the Artists

J.J. Wright

A GRAMMY Award-winning pianist, conductor, and composer, J.J. Wright holds a Masters of Sacred Music from the University of Notre Dame.

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Notre Dame Children’s Choir

The Notre Dame Children’s Choir is an ensemble for Christian sacred music vocalists from birth through age seventeen.

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Fifth House Ensemble

Chicago-based Fifth House Ensemble is a versatile and dynamic group that engages curiosity to create unexpected connections with artistic collaborators and audiences of all types.

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O Emmanuel is exceptional. Every Catholic should get the chance to experience this one-of-a-kind Christmas CD.”