SAN FRANCISCO, August 10 Sissels music
is that rare gift to believers, beautiful recordings about love, life,
and God. A classic/pop crossover soprano, Sissels albums have
sold 8 million in Europe. Sissels 2004 U.S. tour features her
luminous new album "My Heart."
Ignatius Press is so convinced that the Norwegian-born singing sensations
music will appeal to Catholic-Christian audiences, that it is offering
a special promotion on Sissels new CD "My Heart"a
chance to win an autographed Sissel CD or canvas portrait. Order
Sissels new CD, "My Heart," before August 31 to qualify.
"Sissel has that unique combination of a true classically trained
voice and a warm personality that is equally at ease singing a wide range
of classical, sacred or popular songs with real depth, clarity and inspiration,"
says Anthony Ryan, Ignatius Press marketing director. "She stands
alone among female singers and could be considered the female counterpart
of Josh Groban or Andrea Bocelli."
Ryan has joined with Universal Music and placed Ignatius Press at the
lead in U.S. promotions of the European superstar, who the Los Angeles
Times in May called "a lovely woman with a warm, engaging presence
and blessed with a pure soprano."
"My Heart," the new Decca album, has an inspiration that is
pure and simple, Sissel says: "This is the music that is closest
to my heart right now. I hope people
will listen, lean back, relax and enjoy the beauty. I think weve
made something very beautiful."
"My Heart" deftly mingles fresh new pop songs with sacred and
classical hymns and operatic arias, all transformed by Sissels limpid,
sparkling vocals, backed by the London Symphony Orchestras sumptuous
sound. Tracks include Pie Jesu, You Raise Me Up, O Mio Babbino Caro,
Ave Maria, Someone Like You, Wait a While and Angel Rays.
Sissels most recent U.S. tour, included partial sponsorship by PBS,
encore performances during the PBS pledge drive and a performance at the
PAC 10 tournament in March in Los Angeles. She returns to the U.S. with
the Lord of the Rings Symphony in September, October, November,
The Associated Press called her voice "pure, effortless,"
and the Boston Globe termed it "a glorious voice." No
less an authority than operatic superstar Placido Domingo marveled at
her "pure, beautiful sound."
Sissel is a platinum-selling artist in her native Norway where the world
discovered her during the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer. Hundred
of millions of filmgoers know her voice from her haunting solos in James
Horners Oscar-winning score in the movie Titanic. The
Wall Street Journal wrote, "Its a good bet that when legions
of filmgoers, including teenaged Titaniacs, leave the movie theater, its
the evocative vocals of Norways Sissel
that linger in their
minds and hearts."
CONTACT: Anthony Ryan, 415-387-2324
Heart, the luminous new album from the Norwegian-born
singing sensation Sissel, has an inspiration that is pure and simple.
My Heart deftly mingles fresh new pop songs with sacred and classical
hymns and operatic arias, all transformed by Sissels limpid, sparkling
vocals. Her voice has the smooth, soaring grace of a classical diva, but
her singing adds a direct, crystal-clear yet haunting expressiveness that
is uniquely hers. Tracks include Pie Jesu, You Raise Me up, O Mio Babbino
Caro, Ave Maria, Someone Like You, Wait a While, and Angel Rays.
Listen to audio clips from My Heart here.
the American debut. Acclaimed for her memorable singing for the soundtrack
of the film Titanic, the Norwegian singing star Sissel makes her
US debut with this distinctive collection of music. Combining American
folk songs like Shenandoah, her own original compositions, and
Scandanavian classics, this album is truly one of a kind. Includes Sarahs
Song, Shenandoah, Lær Meg Å Kjenne, and Molde Canticle.
Dont miss it!
Listen to audio clips from Sissel here.
in Concert: All Good Things (DVD). In this special, the multi-platinum
Scandinavian superstar takes us on a musical journey filled with beauty
and warmth. Performing live in concert at the Oslo Spectrum, Sissel is
accompanied by a 54-piece orchestra, an all female youth chorus, an eight-piece
band, and an assortment of musical guests. Sissel performs both classical
and pop favorites such as the theme from the blockbuster movie Titanic
and songs from both her self-titled debut album and her follow up CD,
My Heart. Also included are exclusive interviews and scenes of Norway
and its magnificent beauty.
Songs peformed include All Good Things, Pie Jesu, O Mio Babbino Caro,
Shenendoah, and Walking Through Fire. 11 songs total.