He Is Born BYU Vocal Point
- 1God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen03:17
- 2He Is Born (feat. Ryan Innes)04:49
- 3Silent Night04:07
- 4Sleigh Ride (feat. Elisha Garrett)03:37
- 5Christmas Eve / Sarajevo 12/2403:16
- 6O Come, O Come, Emmanuel03:06
- 7One Single Bell (feat. One Voice Children's Choir)03:33
- 8Nuttin' for Christmas04:51
- 9Santa Claus Is Coming to Town02:44
- 10Infant Holy, Infant Lowly03:42
- 11Oh, Come, All Ye Faithful (feat. BYU Noteworthy)04:20
Info for He Is Born
Brigham Young University’s nine-man a cappella sensation has performed in front of millions on NBC’s The Sing-Off, on YouTube, and in concerts around the United States. “He Is Born”, featuring songs such as “Infant Holy, Infant Lowly,” “O Come, All Ye Faithful,” “God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen,” “Sleigh Ride,” and more, BYU Vocal Point’s debut Christmas album is destined to become a family favorite among Christmas albums for years to come. Formed in 1991, Vocal Point was the 2006 winner of the Int’l Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA) and a 2nd place finisher at ICCA in 2011. The ensemble also proved to be a Top 5 finisher on the aforementioned NBC-TV show “The Sing Off”, also in 2011.
The idea of doing a Christmas album has been floating around the Vocal Point camp for several years. Those who have attended a VP concert know that we love Christmas music and will often sing it regardless of the time of year. But never have we been able to devote an entire show or recording to this special holiday— until now!
He Is Born is a collection of traditional holiday favorites plus some new carols wrapped in that rich, distinctive VP a cappella bow. This long-awaited album has been crafted to aid in commemorating the most nostalgic and meaningful aspects of the Christmas season. To help us celebrate, we’ve invited some special guests—including BYU Noteworthy, nationally acclaimed One Voice Children’s Choir, and powerhouse vocalists Ryan Innes (Vocal Point alumnus) and Elisha Garrett—to join their voices with ours to make this a wonderful Christmas celebration.
Christmas is my favorite time of year—a time of rejoicing, of solemn thanksgiving, of gift giving, of pleasures both modern and traditional, and of being together with family and friends. In that spirit we are excited to share a little of our family Christmas celebration with you. My sincere hope is that He Is Born will become part of your Christmas for years to come.
BYU Vocal Point
Ryan Innes, vocals
Elisha Garrett, vocals
One Voice Children’s Choir
was founded in 1991 by two students at Brigham Young University. Dave Boyce and Bob Ahlander first heard the contemporary a cappella sound during a visit to the eastern U.S., where it had already grown to considerable popularity at colleges throughout the east. Seeking to bring that sound westward, Dave and Bob recruited Jill Petersen-Lex to serve as the group’s first Artistic Director. The three held auditions in fall 1991. After the members were selected and began singing, the nine-man group became an instant hit on campus, selling out its very first concert. The group made its first recording (“If Rocks Could Sing”) and went on its first tour that same year.
With Ahlander and Boyce providing the vision, and Lex providing much-needed musical direction, the first three years proved equally successful for the student-run group. They toured several times and released their first full-length CD, “(instruments not included)”. The group was so popular that the Director of the School of Music at BYU thought it should be an official part of the University. Finally, in Fall 1994, the ensemble was adopted into the School of Music, and Jim Anglesey was appointed as the group’s Faculty Advisor. This was an important move for the group, as it ensured their longevity, and allowed for a full-time director, access to BYU’s marvelous performing venues, and assistance from the staff of the School of Music and Performing Arts Management.