Tuesday Tune: ‘O’ Holy Night’ by Home Free
It’s hard to believe it’s already December, but we’ve had our turkey, and icicle lights and inflatable snowmen are starting to pop up around our neighborhoods. The holiday season is officially upon us, and we have the perfect way to keep you in the holiday spirit! Join us for Home Free for the Holidays at Knight Theater on Monday, Dec. 7.
Hear one of the most celebrated a cappella groups when Home Free brings back to Charlotte its energetic and unique spins on country and pop hits, as well as your holiday favorites. The guys were crowned champions of season four of NBC’s hit a cappella competition “The Sing-Off” in 2013 and have since gone on to tour the world and release three full-length albums, including their 2014 holiday album “Full of Cheer.”
Listen to their version of “O’ Holy Night” below. With over 2 million YouTube views, their version of the classic is one of my favorites.
We asked founding member Chris Rupp a couple of questions about their upcoming show in Charlotte:
Q. Can you tell Charlotte audiences what to expect at Home Free for the Holidays?
A. Our show is about 60 percent holiday music. The rest is a collection of songs that we don’t get to do in our regular shows, with a few favorites from the year added in. We always have our brand of humor and ridiculousness that should have you laughing all night. We love to have a great time with our audiences!
Q. What’s your favorite song to perform on this tour?
A. My personal favorite is “Angels We Have Heard on High.” It’s one of the best pieces of music I’ve ever arranged, and I love how we do the song — all of us singing around one microphone. I can’t wait for you to hear it!
As an added bonus, watch Home Free back up country music legend Kenny Rogers on “Children, Go Where I Send Thee.”