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A Soulful Noel

Dec 15 - 16 , 2017 McGLOHON THEATER at Spirit Square

  • $20

Overview

After going worldwide via The New York Times FB Live feed to end 2016, a quarter million views later, Charlotte’s favorite holiday musical is back for 2017 and better than ever! In its 5th year, A Soulful Noel is an original musical revue telling the age old story of the reason for the season. The cast of OnQ creatives re-frame tradition in a con temporary way with classics such as, ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas, Little Drummer Boy, and What Do the Lonely Do. Fill your cup of eggnog with some R&B, Funk, Gospel, Soul, a dash of Noel, and a lot of OnQ!

 

P.S. Don’t forget to put OnQ on your wishlist to Santa! The gift of music makes great stocking stuffers or as present to yourself, any time of the year! Our Studio Album Recording, OnQ presents A Soulful Noel is available for download on all major digital outlets, including iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon.

 

Holiday Album Reviews

OnQ Presents A Soulful Noel is a masterful Christmas collection, pulled together by OnQ Performing Arts, Artistic Director, Quentin Talley. This 45 minute album, features award winning Charlotte, NC artists like 3-time Emmy Winner, Boris “Bluz” Rogers, Recording Artist Blanche J., Vocalist, Kenya Templeton, plus many more talented musicians.  If you are a fan of Christmas music you will thoroughly enjoy this album, BUT also, if you're a fan of jazz, soul, poetry... and just plain old good music then this is certainly for you too!  It's like someone took some of your favorite Christmas songs and standards, and dropped them in The 5 Spot with Miles, Monk and Coltrane, then let them sit in for a set with Curtis Mayfield at The Bitter End but didn't let them go home until they won a slam at the Nuyorican.  You will certainly find something on here you like and will more than likely walk away enjoying it all. Let your ears fall in love with the Holidays all over again! -\Jon Goode, author/poet

 

Studio Album! OnQ presents A Soulful Noel is available for download on all major digital outlets, including iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon.
 
“Even if you didn't experience the three-act narrative of the show, A Soulful Noel functions as a singular holiday record. Songs like "Little Funky Drummer Boy," performed vocally by OnQ mastermind Quentin Talley, have the energy and vibe of a D'Angelo track, with a bit of funk in the mix. "Oh Come Oh Come Emmanuel" begins as a sparse and classical hymnal, as performed by TRS, before kicking into a reggae-style beat and funky organ instrumentation.” -Andy Smith, Charlotte Magazine
 
“The 9 song album is a soulful, funky and jazzy interpretation of several classic holiday songs that also incorporates some splendid spoken word poetry. If you are not yet in the holiday spirit, this album, which also serves as a fundraiser for the 501c(3) non-profit arts organization, OnQ Performing Arts, will surely put you in the mood.” - Cameron Lee, CLTure


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