Jubilation is a beautiful classical album by world-renowned composer Olga Thomas and arranged and recorded by Her Majesty’s Royal Marines Band Portsmouth. This album was originally released in the Summer but now includes three Christmas Carols to be re released as ‘Jubilation Christmas Special’ on the 2nd December and would make the perfect Christmas gift.
Olga Thomas has spent many years donating her time, energy and creative musical craftsmanship on behalf of the charity Cruse Bereavement Care. Cruse began a unique music programme, a tradition to give their patron, Her Majesty The Queen special gifts of music composed by Olga to commemorate the important events in the life of the Royal Household.
Several of her pieces have been presented to Her Majesty The Queen. These include ‘Themes of Life and Glory’, a tribute to The Queen Mother, ‘Celebration’, an orchestral piece written to mark the marriage of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Olga also wrote the anthem ‘Jubilation’ for the Diamond Jubilee, performed by Her Majesty’s Royal Marines Band Portsmouth (Royal Band). They have also recorded ‘Royal Lullaby’, a gift for Prince George as well as ‘Lullaby for Princess Charlotte’.
The album also includes some special guest vocalists including Classic FM presenter and Welsh Tenor Wynne Evans who sings vocals on the single ‘Jubilation’ and Rising star of the classical world British Soprano Emily Haig who provides the vocals on both Royal Lullaby tracks, her perfect pitch complements this track beautifully.
The additional three Christmas themed bonus tracks were composed by Olga with the lyrics written by Adam Ferguson. They feature Pilgrims Pre Prep School whose choir, made of 30 plus 5-6 year olds performed so wonderfully on Rudolph’s Christmas and Road to Bethlehem. The last track is Anno Domini, performed by Soprano Emily Haig, whose expressive vocals and graceful performance simply dazzle.
All proceeds of this album will be split equally between Cruse Bereavement Care and The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC). The album is available on iTunes as well as Amazon and can be pre ordered here:
1. Jubilation Christmas Special CD Cover
2. Olga Thomas & Emily Haig with the children from Pilgrims pre-prep school
3. Olga Thomas & Debbie Kerslake with the presentation disc that was sent to Her Majesty The Queen