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Singer, songwriter, producer, and all-round entrepreneur Peter Hollens is a champion of a cappella singing dating back to his days at the University of Oregon, where he founded the college a cappella group On the Rocks in 1999 with Leo da Silva. Hailing from Ashland, Oregon, Hollens earned a degree in vocal performance from the University of Oregon, where he became active on the college a cappella circuit, producing, recording, and judging competitions. He started his own YouTube channel in 2011, posting music videos with multi-tracked a cappella vocals, often with collaborators Nick Pitera, Lindsey Stirling, Mike Tompkins, Sam Tsui, Tyler Ward, George Watsky, Alex G, and Hollens' wife, Evynne Hollens. His subscriber list grew rapidly, reaching some 750,000 by the summer of 2014. Hollens worked from his home studio in Eugene, Oregon, producing recordings for On the Rocks, Divisi, Cornell's Chordials, the Duke's Men of Yale, the Whiffenpoofs, Committed, the Backbeats, and the Swingle Singers, among others. He released two debut albums under his own name, Covers, Vol. 1 and Covers, Vol. 2, in 2012, after which he signed a recording deal with Sony Music Masterworks in 2014, which released the self-titled Peter Hollens album in the fall of that same year.
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Husband And Wife Perform Beautiful Duet To 'Happy Christmas' - Inspirational Videos
Not every couple has the gift and joy of making music together.
However, in this unique video, a husband and wife perform a beautiful duet to “Happy Christmas.” Peter Hollens starts out this video with strong vocal ability and confidence. His wife Evynne then appears singing with such joy and passion about Christmastime.
The two have true Christmas cheer on their faces and in their voices. We see the couple standing in front of snowy backgrounds and holiday lights. This clip gets you into the holiday spirit.
As the husband Peter takes the lead melody in the chorus, Evynne brings on the beautiful background harmonies. What I love about this video is that the couple appears to be having so much fun while they sing. Their big smiles and energy come across very clearly.
They end powerfully singing, “War is over now.” The Song “Happy Christmas” shares a powerful message. And so this is Christmas For weak and for strong, (War is over if you want it) For the rich and the poor ones The road is so long. (War is over now) War and battle are part of this sinful world.
Thankfully, the Lord has empowered us with the gift of the Holy Spirit to live in His peace no matter what our circumstances.
As believers, we can view this song in a different way. We can celebrate that the war for our souls is over because Jesus came to earth and died for our sins. Anyone who believes in Him will have eternal life.
This Christmas, may we celebrate the gift of Jesus and the peace and freedom we experience through Him.
“I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”John 16:33
Peter Hollens Albums
Peter HollensOctober 2014