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Il Divo: The Christmas Collection

Do you like to have music playing in your home? I do sometimes; the right music creates a peaceful and serene background for whatever I’m doing online around the house. Especially now, during the Christmas season, I love to play music whenever I’m home.

Okay, having music playing in my home makes me feel sophisticated. Even though I’m clearly not. Let’s move on, Dear Reader.

One of my favorite CDs this winter has been Il Divo’s The Christmas Collection. I really like The Christmas Collection because it’s a mix of very traditional Christmas music like O Come All Ye Faithful and less traditional but similarly sounding songs like Over the Rainbow. The whole CD really is beautiful.

Incidentally, Joe and Grace are dancing around the living room right now to The Christmas Collection. I’m not ballroom expert (and neither is Joe), but they’re clearly having a grand old time.

I was unfamiliar with Il Divo before I received these CDs, and I have been pleasantly surprised. I mean, they’re no Elmo and Patsy, Dear Reader, so you probably won’t be singing along. Especially with the parts that aren’t in English. Nonetheless, the music is glorious, and the CDs are lovely to listen to.

Both The Christmas Collection and The Promise (Il Divo‘s brand new CD released in November) are magnificent. Backed by rich orchestra music, the four men of Il Divo have rich and powerful voices that are a pleasant treat, especially after listening to wining teenagers all day.

To find out more about Il Divo or to order their CDs, visit Amazon.com.

Thanks to the One2One Network, I am able to offer you an Il Divo giveaway! One lucky Dear Reader will win the two CDs that I reviewed here: The Christmas Collection and The Promise.

To enter, please visit IlDivo.com and find out what cities Il Divo’s 2009 tour will visit. Come back here, and leave a comment with the name and country of the city and a way for me to contact you.

For extra entries, you can add my button to your blog’s sidebar and blog about this contest. If you choose one or both of these options, please leave your entries in separate comments, and also include the link to the post or to the blog where you placed my button. It must be live when I pull the winner in order to count.

I will randomly choose a winner from all of the valid entries on Friday, December 12 at 9pm. Good luck!

Update: This giveaway is closed. See the winner here.

Happily submitted to Monday’s Muse at Maternal Spark – Music inspires me! What inspires you?

© 2008 – 2018, Tara Ziegmont. All rights reserved.

48 thoughts on “Il Divo: The Christmas Collection”

  1. Great post! You are so funny.

    Here’s their tour sched –
    April 28, 2009: Halifax – Metro Centre
    – April 30, 2009: Montreal – Bell Centre
    – May 2, 2009: Ottawa – Scotia Place
    – May 3, 2009: Kingston – K-Rock Centre
    – May 5, 2009: Toronto – Air Canada Centre
    – May 6, 2009: London – Labatt Centre
    – May 22, 2009: Winnipeg – MTS Centre
    – May 23, 2009: Regina – Brandt Centre
    – May 25, 2009: Edmonton – Rexall Place
    – May 26, 2009: Calgary – Pengrowth Saddledome
    – May 28, 2009: Kelowna – Prospera Place
    – May 30, 2009: Vancouver – General Motors Place
    – May 31, 2009: Victoria – Sav-On Foods Centre

    I’m @adiuguid on twitter!

  2. Great post! You are so funny.Here’s their tour sched -April 28, 2009: Halifax – Metro Centre – April 30, 2009: Montreal – Bell Centre – May 2, 2009: Ottawa – Scotia Place – May 3, 2009: Kingston – K-Rock Centre – May 5, 2009: Toronto – Air Canada Centre – May 6, 2009: London – Labatt Centre – May 22, 2009: Winnipeg – MTS Centre – May 23, 2009: Regina – Brandt Centre – May 25, 2009: Edmonton – Rexall Place – May 26, 2009: Calgary – Pengrowth Saddledome – May 28, 2009: Kelowna – Prospera Place – May 30, 2009: Vancouver – General Motors Place – May 31, 2009: Victoria – Sav-On Foods Centre I’m @adiuguid on twitter!

  3. Your blog cracked me up… and they look more like an ‘Edward’ to me than Il Divo! Saucy! I’d see them in Philadelphia! I’m on Twitter PABusyMama!

  4. Your blog cracked me up… and they look more like an ‘Edward’ to me than Il Divo! Saucy! I’d see them in Philadelphia! I’m on Twitter PABusyMama!

  5. I love Il Divo. They straddle the line between pop and opera, with classical stuff thrown in. They are so cool. My family even likes them when I play it on the computer. I don’t own any, so this would be a good thing for me to win. Okay a great thing.
    April 28, 2009: Halifax – Metro Centre
    – April 30, 2009: Montreal – Bell Centre
    – May 2, 2009: Ottawa – Scotia Place
    – May 3, 2009: Kingston – K-Rock Centre
    – May 5, 2009: Toronto – Air Canada Centre
    – May 6, 2009: London – Labatt Centre
    – May 22, 2009: Winnipeg – MTS Centre
    – May 23, 2009: Regina – Brandt Centre
    – May 25, 2009: Edmonton – Rexall Place
    – May 26, 2009: Calgary – Pengrowth Saddledome
    – May 28, 2009: Kelowna – Prospera Place
    – May 30, 2009: Vancouver – General Motors Place
    – May 31, 2009: Victoria – Sav-On Foods Centre

    dhcookerati at aol dot com

  6. I love Il Divo. They straddle the line between pop and opera, with classical stuff thrown in. They are so cool. My family even likes them when I play it on the computer. I don’t own any, so this would be a good thing for me to win. Okay a great thing. April 28, 2009: Halifax – Metro Centre – April 30, 2009: Montreal – Bell Centre – May 2, 2009: Ottawa – Scotia Place – May 3, 2009: Kingston – K-Rock Centre – May 5, 2009: Toronto – Air Canada Centre – May 6, 2009: London – Labatt Centre – May 22, 2009: Winnipeg – MTS Centre – May 23, 2009: Regina – Brandt Centre – May 25, 2009: Edmonton – Rexall Place – May 26, 2009: Calgary – Pengrowth Saddledome – May 28, 2009: Kelowna – Prospera Place – May 30, 2009: Vancouver – General Motors Place – May 31, 2009: Victoria – Sav-On Foods Centre dhcookerati at aol dot com

  7. I love these guys. They are awesome. I was so jealous, my mom saw them in concert, last year. How cool is she! I am so excited that you are hosting this giveaway. I will go to my blog and post about it, right now!

    – April 28, 2009: Halifax – Metro Centre
    – April 30, 2009: Montreal – Bell Centre
    – May 2, 2009: Ottawa – Scotia Place
    – May 3, 2009: Kingston – K-Rock Centre
    – May 5, 2009: Toronto – Air Canada Centre
    – May 6, 2009: London – Labatt Centre
    – May 22, 2009: Winnipeg – MTS Centre
    – May 23, 2009: Regina – Brandt Centre
    – May 25, 2009: Edmonton – Rexall Place
    – May 26, 2009: Calgary – Pengrowth Saddledome
    – May 28, 2009: Kelowna – Prospera Place
    – May 30, 2009: Vancouver – General Motors Place
    – May 31, 2009: Victoria – Sav-On Foods Centre

  8. I love these guys. They are awesome. I was so jealous, my mom saw them in concert, last year. How cool is she! I am so excited that you are hosting this giveaway. I will go to my blog and post about it, right now!- April 28, 2009: Halifax – Metro Centre- April 30, 2009: Montreal – Bell Centre- May 2, 2009: Ottawa – Scotia Place- May 3, 2009: Kingston – K-Rock Centre- May 5, 2009: Toronto – Air Canada Centre- May 6, 2009: London – Labatt Centre- May 22, 2009: Winnipeg – MTS Centre- May 23, 2009: Regina – Brandt Centre- May 25, 2009: Edmonton – Rexall Place- May 26, 2009: Calgary – Pengrowth Saddledome- May 28, 2009: Kelowna – Prospera Place- May 30, 2009: Vancouver – General Motors Place- May 31, 2009: Victoria – Sav-On Foods Centre

  9. I just heard my first Il Divo song a few weeks ago. Oprah had it as a free download with other Christmas music. It’s a beautiful song!

    It looks like they’ll be in Europe, too, but these are their North American tour cities:

    – April 28, 2009: Halifax – Metro Centre
    – April 30, 2009: Montreal – Bell Centre
    – May 2, 2009: Ottawa – Scotia Place
    – May 3, 2009: Kingston – K-Rock Centre
    – May 5, 2009: Toronto – Air Canada Centre
    – May 6, 2009: London – Labatt Centre
    – May 22, 2009: Winnipeg – MTS Centre
    – May 23, 2009: Regina – Brandt Centre
    – May 25, 2009: Edmonton – Rexall Place
    – May 26, 2009: Calgary – Pengrowth Saddledome
    – May 28, 2009: Kelowna – Prospera Place
    – May 30, 2009: Vancouver – General Motors Place
    – May 31, 2009: Victoria – Sav-On Foods Centre

  10. I just heard my first Il Divo song a few weeks ago. Oprah had it as a free download with other Christmas music. It’s a beautiful song!It looks like they’ll be in Europe, too, but these are their North American tour cities:- April 28, 2009: Halifax – Metro Centre- April 30, 2009: Montreal – Bell Centre- May 2, 2009: Ottawa – Scotia Place- May 3, 2009: Kingston – K-Rock Centre- May 5, 2009: Toronto – Air Canada Centre- May 6, 2009: London – Labatt Centre- May 22, 2009: Winnipeg – MTS Centre- May 23, 2009: Regina – Brandt Centre- May 25, 2009: Edmonton – Rexall Place- May 26, 2009: Calgary – Pengrowth Saddledome- May 28, 2009: Kelowna – Prospera Place- May 30, 2009: Vancouver – General Motors Place- May 31, 2009: Victoria – Sav-On Foods Centre

  11. Hey Tara, I want to be counted THREE times. Woohoo. I already left the comment, above. I have added a link to your giveaway and talked about giveaway on my most recent posthttp://blessedwithgrace.blogspot.com/2008/12/have-you-read-any-good-books-lately.htmland I put your button in my sidebar. Love ya girl. You’re the best.I also retweeted your tweet about the giveaway. Just so you know.

  12. I’d love to be entered. I love Christmas music, and I’m sure my mom would enjoy this as well.

    Dates:
    – April 28, 2009: Halifax – Metro Centre
    – April 30, 2009: Montreal – Bell Centre
    – May 2, 2009: Ottawa – Scotia Place
    – May 3, 2009: Kingston – K-Rock Centre
    – May 5, 2009: Toronto – Air Canada Centre
    – May 6, 2009: London – Labatt Centre
    – May 22, 2009: Winnipeg – MTS Centre
    – May 23, 2009: Regina – Brandt Centre
    – May 25, 2009: Edmonton – Rexall Place
    – May 26, 2009: Calgary – Pengrowth Saddledome
    – May 28, 2009: Kelowna – Prospera Place
    – May 30, 2009: Vancouver – General Motors Place
    – May 31, 2009: Victoria – Sav-On Foods Centre

    -Lauren
    lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

  13. I’d love to be entered. I love Christmas music, and I’m sure my mom would enjoy this as well.Dates:- April 28, 2009: Halifax – Metro Centre – April 30, 2009: Montreal – Bell Centre – May 2, 2009: Ottawa – Scotia Place – May 3, 2009: Kingston – K-Rock Centre – May 5, 2009: Toronto – Air Canada Centre – May 6, 2009: London – Labatt Centre – May 22, 2009: Winnipeg – MTS Centre – May 23, 2009: Regina – Brandt Centre – May 25, 2009: Edmonton – Rexall Place – May 26, 2009: Calgary – Pengrowth Saddledome – May 28, 2009: Kelowna – Prospera Place – May 30, 2009: Vancouver – General Motors Place – May 31, 2009: Victoria – Sav-On Foods Centre -Laurenlauren51990 AT aol DOT com

  14. Date City Country
    2/21/2009 Manchester Great Britain
    2/24/2009 Birmingham Great Britain
    2/27/2009 London Great Britain
    3/1/2009 Cardiff Great Britain
    3/4/2009 Nottingham Great Britain
    3/5/2009 Sheffield Great Britain
    3/7/2009 Dublin Ireland
    3/8/2009 Dublin Ireland
    3/9/2009 Belfast Ireland
    3/11/2009 Rotterdam Netherlands
    3/12/2009 Rotterdam Netherlands
    3/14/2009 Copenhagen Denmark
    3/15/2009 Oslo Norway
    3/16/2009 Stockholm Sweden
    3/18/2009 Helsinki Finland
    3/20/2009 Cologne Germany
    3/21/2009 Stuttgart Germany
    3/23/2009 Milan Italy
    3/24/2009 Vienna Austria
    3/26/2009 Belgrade Serbia
    3/27/2009 Ljublijana Slovenia
    3/28/2009 Salzburg Austria
    3/30/2009 Munich Germany
    3/31/2009 Berlin Germany
    4/1/2009 Antwerp Belgium
    4/3/2009 Barcelona Spain
    4/4/2009 Madrid Spain
    4/6/2009 Lisbon Portugal
    4/8/2009 Zurich Switzerland
    4/9/2009 Paris France
    4/12/2009 Newcastle Great Britain
    4/13/2009 Glasgow Great Britain
    4/28/2009 Halifax Canada
    4/30/2009 Montreal Canada
    5/2/2009 Ottawa Canada
    5/3/2009 Kingston Canada
    5/5/2009 Toronto Canada
    5/6/2009 London Canada
    5/8/2009 Fairfax United States
    5/9/2009 East Rutherford United States
    5/10/2009 Philadelphia United States
    5/14/2009 Boston United States
    5/15/2009 Uniondale United States
    5/19/2009 Chicago United States
    5/22/2009 Winnipeg Canada
    5/23/2009 Regina Canada
    5/25/2009 Edmonton Canada
    5/26/2009 Calgary Canada
    5/28/2009 Kelowna Canada
    5/30/2009 Vancouver Canada
    5/31/2009 Victoria Canada

    My email: penny.pince at gmail.com

    Thanks 🙂

  15. Date City Country 2/21/2009 Manchester Great Britain2/24/2009 Birmingham Great Britain2/27/2009 London Great Britain3/1/2009 Cardiff Great Britain3/4/2009 Nottingham Great Britain3/5/2009 Sheffield Great Britain3/7/2009 Dublin Ireland3/8/2009 Dublin Ireland3/9/2009 Belfast Ireland3/11/2009 Rotterdam Netherlands3/12/2009 Rotterdam Netherlands3/14/2009 Copenhagen Denmark3/15/2009 Oslo Norway3/16/2009 Stockholm Sweden3/18/2009 Helsinki Finland3/20/2009 Cologne Germany3/21/2009 Stuttgart Germany3/23/2009 Milan Italy3/24/2009 Vienna Austria3/26/2009 Belgrade Serbia3/27/2009 Ljublijana Slovenia3/28/2009 Salzburg Austria3/30/2009 Munich Germany3/31/2009 Berlin Germany4/1/2009 Antwerp Belgium4/3/2009 Barcelona Spain4/4/2009 Madrid Spain4/6/2009 Lisbon Portugal4/8/2009 Zurich Switzerland4/9/2009 Paris France4/12/2009 Newcastle Great Britain4/13/2009 Glasgow Great Britain4/28/2009 Halifax Canada4/30/2009 Montreal Canada5/2/2009 Ottawa Canada5/3/2009 Kingston Canada5/5/2009 Toronto Canada5/6/2009 London Canada5/8/2009 Fairfax United States5/9/2009 East Rutherford United States5/10/2009 Philadelphia United States5/14/2009 Boston United States5/15/2009 Uniondale United States5/19/2009 Chicago United States5/22/2009 Winnipeg Canada5/23/2009 Regina Canada5/25/2009 Edmonton Canada5/26/2009 Calgary Canada5/28/2009 Kelowna Canada5/30/2009 Vancouver Canada5/31/2009 Victoria CanadaMy email: penny.pince at gmail.comThanks 🙂

  16. Oh, I want to be entered, please! I love Il Divo. I wasn’t sure if you wanted the whole list or just the one I could make it to if I won, which is:
    May 19, 2009 Chicago IL US Rosemont Theatre

  17. Oh, I want to be entered, please! I love Il Divo. I wasn’t sure if you wanted the whole list or just the one I could make it to if I won, which is:May 19, 2009 Chicago IL US Rosemont Theatre

  18. I have heard of them but never listed to them before. We love to listen to music around the house too. Last night we had the Xmas tunes on while writing out cards. Good times!!!

  19. I have heard of them but never listed to them before. We love to listen to music around the house too. Last night we had the Xmas tunes on while writing out cards. Good times!!!

  20. Well, even though I’m in the US the closest to me would be either Vancouver or Victoria, BC and I’d love a reason to visit either again!

  21. Well, even though I’m in the US the closest to me would be either Vancouver or Victoria, BC and I’d love a reason to visit either again!

  22. I’m with Krista up above, the closest to me is Vancouver or Victoria too. (and I’ll take any excuse to run back across the border! LOL)

    (my email’s on my blog profile page, or I’m psychotichouse on Twitter)

  23. I’m with Krista up above, the closest to me is Vancouver or Victoria too. (and I’ll take any excuse to run back across the border! LOL)(my email’s on my blog profile page, or I’m psychotichouse on Twitter)

  24. The closest to me is Vancouver – only a few miles away.

    Here is my email addy
    trumantwins @ live dot com

    thanks and what a great giveaway!

  25. The closest to me is Vancouver – only a few miles away. Here is my email addytrumantwins @ live dot comthanks and what a great giveaway!

  26. The closest show to me would be in Washington, DC!

    – April 28, 2009: Halifax – Metro Centre
    – April 30, 2009: Montreal – Bell Centre
    – May 2, 2009: Ottawa – Scotia Place
    – May 3, 2009: Kingston – K-Rock Centre
    – May 5, 2009: Toronto – Air Canada Centre
    – May 6, 2009: London – Labatt Centre
    – May 8, 2009: Fairfax, VA/Washington, DC – Patriot Center
    – May 9, 2009: East Rutherford, NJ – Izod Arena
    – May 14, 2009: Boston, MA – Agganis Arena
    – May 15, 2009: Uniondale, NY – Nassau Coliseum
    – May 19, 2009: Chicago, IL – Rosemont Theatre
    – May 22, 2009: Winnipeg – MTS Centre
    – May 23, 2009: Regina – Brandt Centre
    – May 25, 2009: Edmonton – Rexall Place
    – May 26, 2009: Calgary – Pengrowth Saddledome
    – May 28, 2009: Kelowna – Prospera Place
    – May 30, 2009: Vancouver – General Motors Place
    – May 31, 2009: Victoria – Sav-On Foods Centre

  27. The closest show to me would be in Washington, DC!- April 28, 2009: Halifax – Metro Centre – April 30, 2009: Montreal – Bell Centre – May 2, 2009: Ottawa – Scotia Place – May 3, 2009: Kingston – K-Rock Centre – May 5, 2009: Toronto – Air Canada Centre – May 6, 2009: London – Labatt Centre – May 8, 2009: Fairfax, VA/Washington, DC – Patriot Center – May 9, 2009: East Rutherford, NJ – Izod Arena – May 14, 2009: Boston, MA – Agganis Arena – May 15, 2009: Uniondale, NY – Nassau Coliseum – May 19, 2009: Chicago, IL – Rosemont Theatre – May 22, 2009: Winnipeg – MTS Centre – May 23, 2009: Regina – Brandt Centre – May 25, 2009: Edmonton – Rexall Place – May 26, 2009: Calgary – Pengrowth Saddledome – May 28, 2009: Kelowna – Prospera Place – May 30, 2009: Vancouver – General Motors Place – May 31, 2009: Victoria – Sav-On Foods Centre

  28. May 25, 2009: Edmonton – Rexall Place

    Edmonton, Canada. My friend is from Edmonton.

    I love Christmas music!

    Anita
    elisasmami (at) gmail (dot) com

  29. May 25, 2009: Edmonton – Rexall Place Edmonton, Canada. My friend is from Edmonton.I love Christmas music!Anitaelisasmami (at) gmail (dot) com

  30. Sorry, forgot to include the countries!
    Great giveaway! And here is the list of cities in North America – Canada and the U.S.: Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, Kingston, Toronto, London, Fairfax, VA/Washington, DC, East Rutherford, Boston, Uniondale, Chicago, Winnipeg, Regina, Edmonton, Calgary, Kelowna, Vancouver, Victoria.
    And in Europe: cities in U.K., Ireland, Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Germany, Italy, Austria, Serbia, Slovenia, Belgium, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, France –
    Manchester, Birmingham, Dublin, London, Cardiff, Nottingham, Sheffield, Belfast, Rotterdam, Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm, Helsinki, Cologne, Stuttgart,
    Milan, Vienna, Belgrade, Ljublijana, Salzburg, Munich, Berlin, Antwerp, Barcelona, Madrid, Lisbon, Zurich, Paris,
    Newcastle, Glasgow.

  31. Sorry, forgot to include the countries!Great giveaway! And here is the list of cities in North America – Canada and the U.S.: Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, Kingston, Toronto, London, Fairfax, VA/Washington, DC, East Rutherford, Boston, Uniondale, Chicago, Winnipeg, Regina, Edmonton, Calgary, Kelowna, Vancouver, Victoria.And in Europe: cities in U.K., Ireland, Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Germany, Italy, Austria, Serbia, Slovenia, Belgium, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, France -Manchester, Birmingham, Dublin, London, Cardiff, Nottingham, Sheffield, Belfast, Rotterdam, Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm, Helsinki, Cologne, Stuttgart,Milan, Vienna, Belgrade, Ljublijana, Salzburg, Munich, Berlin, Antwerp, Barcelona, Madrid, Lisbon, Zurich, Paris,Newcastle, Glasgow.

  32. I love their music!! I wish they’d come here!

    Here’s their tour schedule –
    – April 28, 2009: Halifax – Metro Centre
    – April 30, 2009: Montreal – Bell Centre
    – May 2, 2009: Ottawa – Scotia Place
    – May 3, 2009: Kingston – K-Rock Centre
    – May 5, 2009: Toronto – Air Canada Centre
    – May 6, 2009: London – Labatt Centre
    – May 22, 2009: Winnipeg – MTS Centre
    – May 23, 2009: Regina – Brandt Centre
    – May 25, 2009: Edmonton – Rexall Place
    – May 26, 2009: Calgary – Pengrowth Saddledome
    – May 28, 2009: Kelowna – Prospera Place
    – May 30, 2009: Vancouver – General Motors Place
    – May 31, 2009: Victoria – Sav-On Foods Centre

    [email protected] DOT com

  33. I love their music!! I wish they’d come here!Here’s their tour schedule — April 28, 2009: Halifax – Metro Centre – April 30, 2009: Montreal – Bell Centre – May 2, 2009: Ottawa – Scotia Place – May 3, 2009: Kingston – K-Rock Centre – May 5, 2009: Toronto – Air Canada Centre – May 6, 2009: London – Labatt Centre – May 22, 2009: Winnipeg – MTS Centre – May 23, 2009: Regina – Brandt Centre – May 25, 2009: Edmonton – Rexall Place – May 26, 2009: Calgary – Pengrowth Saddledome – May 28, 2009: Kelowna – Prospera Place – May 30, 2009: Vancouver – General Motors Place – May 31, 2009: Victoria – Sav-On Foods [email protected] DOT com

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