Tuesday, October 14

Downton Abbey Christmas Album featuring Julian Ovenden

Uddated 7th November.  Listen to Julian Ovenden singing O Holy Night from the album 

The cast of Downton Abbey are  to release a double  Christmas album next month featuring Elizabeth McGovern and Julian Ovenden. Jim Carter, who plays butler Charles Carson, performs a spoken word version of T'was The Night Before Christmas.

It will feature a festive version of the period drama's theme tune along with choral versions of traditional hymns and carols.

Elizabeth McGovern, plays Cora Countess of  Graham and Julian Ovenden, who plays Charles Blake, will be the most featured on the album because they both have musical backgrounds. McGovern fronts a folk band called Sandie and the Hotheads while Ovenden is a well known and established  musical theatre star and singer  who has released albums. On the 45-track Downton album McGovern¡s  performances include It Came Upon A Midnight Clear, and she performs a duet  of The First Noe lwith Ovenden

Christmas at Downton Abbey is due for release on 10th November.  You can pre-order your copy here


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