Two years after her critically acclaimed debut album, Dancing at the Gate, Dana Cunningham released this audiophile-quality album with original arrangements of traditional Christmas carols that lead the listener through nearly an hour of serene yet evocative music. She is joined by Houston symphony cellist Max Dyer, who accompanies her on five carols.
"These are the carols I have loved to sing through the years. Melodies — heard perhaps a thousand times — that are still somehow fresh and new. I offer them as an invitation, as an ancient door, to the deep, universal place of Love and Peace that is Christmas. May we truly abide in this place in ways that heal the world." — Dana Cunningham
"Within every human being are doors that lead into the inner sanctuary . . . these are ancient doors like the doors of the temple, and what we are encouraged to do is to be 'door keepers.' We open the ancient doors not just for ourselves but for one another and the world." — from J. Philip Newell's Echoes of the Soul