Tonia Evans Cianciulli unwraps a poignant, elegant ode for the holidays with Christmas Time This Year — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
“Christmas 2020 will be a challenging one for the entire world,” the award-winning Canadian soprano, singer-songwriter and author considers. “If we can’t be with our families in person, I pray we can be together in spirit and music. With that in mind, I hope this song will weave its way through your heart.”
Although Cianciulli currently divides her time between Toronto and Miami, her new number highlights matters of the heart while heralding her home of Newfoundland. To that end, Christmas Time This Year arrives in two versions, one of which is based around her eastern roots.
“Even though I’m completing an album for a springtime release, I felt moved to write and release this song for Christmas,” she shares. “I co-wrote these lyrics with my dear friend Vaughn Harbin; I wanted to mark what will be and is a very different time for everyone.”
Both the song and video were recorded and produced by multi-talented artist Dima Graziani, with accompaniment provided by guitarist and arranger Jesse Fegelman and cellist Erika Nielsen.