Free Advent/Christmas Song: Awake The Voice by Krista Detor

Sister JulieAnn Sheahan

December 01, 2014

Looking for a meaningful Advent/Christmas song? Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity offer a free music download of Awake The Voice by Krista Detor. Be inspired.  The true spirit of this season, a vision that moved St. Francis to create the first live Nativity crèche, is captured in this timely tune.

Franciscan Christmas Creche at St. Francis Convent ManitowocInspired by ‘A Christmas Carol’ by 16th century poet, Robert Herrick, ‘Awake the Voice’ is an attempt to reconcile the overwhelming commercialism of Christmas in the U.S.; an attempt to look further, past the plastic snowmen and half-price promises to the initial inspiration: the blinding, beautiful burst of hope, carried in the whispers of angels.

Awake the voice, awake the string, the heart, ear and eye and everything…

– Krista Detor

About Krista Detor

The Boston Herald says, simply, “All songwriters should be this good..”

Detor’s solo albums have reached national and international prominence, including #1 on the Euro-Americana Chart, and placement within the top 10 of the U.S. Folk and Independent Music charts. She has performed with such notable artists as Suzanne Vega, Joan Armatrading, The Neville Brothers, Louden Wainwright, Sam Phillips, and John Gorka, among others. Her choral works have been commissioned by the Ashland Women’s Choir, the Shrewsbury Community Choir, the Cincinnati Women’s Choir, and others.

Her latest album, Flat Earth Diary, was released January, 2014, and has been met with equivalent acclaim: “Magnificent!.. 5 Stars!” – Maverick, Krista Detor featured on Franciscan Sisters Franciscanized World“Almost too beautiful. 4.5 Stars!” – Written in Music, Holland, and “Flat Out Brilliant!” – NewryDemocrat, Ireland – among others. She’ll be touring the album in the U.S., Canada and Northern Europe, for the whole of 2014, as she works on a handful of exciting collaborative projects.

Krista lives in Bloomington, Indiana, with her family, her dogs, cat and 6 chickens, and is a musician, songwriter, performer, and seeker of inspiration wherever and whenever she can find it


Clock of the World:

December shows:

12/5 & 12/6/2014 – Bloomington, Indiana – Player’s Pub

12/12 – Covington, KY (Cincinnati area) – The Carnegie Theater

12/13 – Chicago, IL – Folkstage Live at WFMT

12/14 – Indianapolis, IN – Indy Folk Series

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