The light soprano voice of Joanna Forest is perfect as she sings the lullaby from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang: Hushabye Mountain. If you’ve been lucky enough to watch this movie with your children, you’ll get chill-bumps as you listen to this lovely version.
I’m thankful to be asked to review the new CD from Joanna Forest. As a classically trained musician myself, I loved the variety of performances on her newest album. Joanna Forest is a classical crossover artist and is an award-winning performer.
Joanna Forest began her career as a classical crossover artist in 2014, and had her first solo album in 2017, that went to No. 1. She has sung in many events, on television, and the West End in London.
Her new CD, The Rhythm of Life has a theme of “exploring a day in the life of a child”. This family-friendly cd is wonderful to share with your children and children of all ages.
The music was recorded in London at Angel Studios. Joanna sings many beautiful solos. She’s chosen some of the most lovely melodies to convey emotions and actions that a child might experience during a normal day. There are wonderful duets and orchestral performances, too.
You’ll recognize many of the tunes, from popular movies and theatre:
- Hushabye Mountain
- I’d Like To Teach the World to Sing
- Let’s Go Fly a Kite
- Food, Glorious Food
- When You Wish Upon a Star
I also loved the orchestral production of Clair de Lune. This was gorgeous, and a wonderful way to introduce your children to Debussy. But, all the music isn’t classical. You’ll love the popular stylings of Greatest Day and Rhythm of Life.
The children’s choir and voices add so much warmth and heart to the album. I think this CD from Joanna Forest will be loved by music lovers, whether classical-music lovers or just music lovers in general.
@2019, copyright Lisa Ehrman