CHRISTMAS WITH THE ANNIE MOSES BAND
Annie Moses Band is unlike any ensemble in America today.
This seems like a rather bold assertion. But the more you break it down, the truer it rings.
First, this is a family outfit, whose members include parents Bill (composer/arranger/pianist) and Robin (lyricist/vocalist) Wolaver and their children: Annie, Alex, Benjamin, Gretchen, Camille, and Jeremiah.
Second, their background is in classical music. The older siblings trained in the Pre-College Program at the renowned Juilliard School of Music; the youngest are well on their way to similar distinction. All have studied with renowned instructors; most have earned performance awards that testify to the depth of their artistry.
Together, as Annie Moses Band, they combine all their attributes: love for one another, prodigious talent, as well as a creative curiosity that goes beyond the classics, beyond even music, and into the great questions of life.
Not coincidentally – because each specializes in specific instruments, they fit together neatly as a unit. Just listen to their album, "This Glorious Christmas", whose blend of chamber strings, soaring vocals, and infectious rhythms transform the familiar songs of the season into pure excitement.
The Band's artistry extends into visual mediums as well - their PBS special "Christmas with the Annie Moses Band" is embarking on a third run after breaking records as a debut. Both projects are being released in a deluxe edition, "The Ultimate Christmas Collection", alongside two all instrumental albums, "Christmas Bright & Beautiful" and "Christmas Comes Softly" that demonstrate the impressionistic arranging of composer, Bill Wolaver.
The sheer eclectic energy of this family is something to behold, and once seen, they will not be forgotten.
- 2008 Billboard Top 10 Classical Album - This Glorious Christmas
- 2015 Billboard top 5 Classical Crossover Album - American Rhapsody