The Dominican Sisters of Mary brought their ‘Joy to the World,’ as they accepted a White House invitation and sang at the 96th annual White House National Christmas Tree Lighting. The event itself was recorded before a large audience on the Ellipse in President’s Park (White House lawn) on November 28, 2018. As in years past, the Christmas Tree Lighting is a partnership with the National Park Foundation, the official nonprofit partner of the National Park Service.
Hardly strangers to culture impacting invitations which share their much beloved community where possible, the Sisters have released three Billboard and Amazon #1 Classical chart-topping recordings: including the recent cozy holiday hit classic entitled Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring: Christmas with The Dominican Sisters of Mary. ‘Jesu Joy’ features this choir of angels’ a capella arrangements as well as small chamber orchestra accompaniment tracks consisting of the Sisters themselves playing the various instruments. The glorious Christmas collection is internationally released with De Montfort Music through Sony Music Entertainment.
The Sisters may also be recognized due to their multiple appearances on “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” as well as on NBC’s Today Show, The Associated Press, NBC News Nightly, NPR, Good Morning America, Telegraph UK , Fox & Friends, CBS This Morning. Elaborating on their tradition of sharing their multi-sensory presentations of encounters with truth, beauty and goodness, in addition to the ‘Jesu Joy’ recording, the Sisters have also released a beautiful, Advent Journal designed to guide hearts through the season of Advent, leading up to Christmas.