Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Music - Anthony Callea

Top: Anthony Callea; Bottom: With Tim Campbell

Since I don't live in Australia and can't watch the telecast of Carols by Candlelight, I will just create my own. What I truly mean by that, of course, is that I will pick and chose some of my favorite performances by Anthony Callea that I have found on YouTube, and post them on Christmas Eve. Whether he is singing a traditional carol or a hymn, Anthony delivers like few can, and I just love him. So I will start with his beautiful rendition of the classic song, The First Noel, which he performed in 2009.

Way back in 2006, Anthony decided to rock it out a bit, and put his own special spin on the Darlene Love classic, Christmas (Baby Please Come Home).

In 2007, Anthony lifted his voice to sing a gorgeous O Holy Night. When Anthony hits his stride, I can't think of many who can keep up with him.

In 2008 Anthony and his partner, actor/singer/host Tim Campbell, performed together. An out couple, they are just too adorable together, and I will admit to having a crush on Tim, too. Their voices work quite well together. This is Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, with Tim singing first, and introducing the 'beautiful' Anthony.

Finally, I shall end with what might be my favorite performance I have seen so far from Anthony's run on Carols by Candlelight. In 2008, he sang a spectacular version of Ave Maria. It gives me goosebumps to listen to him sing it. Enjoy.

For more about Anthony, you can check out his website here. You can find out more about Tim at his website, here. For further information on Carols by Candlelight, click here.


  1. Merry Christmas Howard - a beautiful piece as always. I'm looking forward to hearing what you think of last night's performances - Oh Come All Ye Faithful and Don't Save It All for Christmas.

  2. Merry Christmas Howard - I hope you had a great one. I also wish you a safe healthy & Happy New Year. Your blog is beautiful. Like mairanya I can't wait for you to hear Anthony's Carols from this year. They are spectacular with Oh Come All ye Faithful openeing the Carols and what a beautiful start. His second song Don't Save It All For Christmas is a real show stopper and bought me goosebumps tingles and even tears it so beautiful. Anthony was definately the STAR of the Carols.

  3. Mairanya & Nonnapat, Thank you so much. I loved this year's addition to the Christmas catalog from our Anthony, and I didn't think it possible, but I think he gets better every year! Just amazing! Can't wait to post them next year. And I am quite eager to get the new album, although I have no idea when it is due out!



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