Max von Essen and Julia Murney have released a special single of the holiday song "O Holy Night."
Max von Essen and Julia Murney have released a special single of the holiday song "O Holy Night."
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Broadway vets Max von Essen and Julia Murney have released a special single of the holiday song "O Holy Night" to benefit Covenant House. The song is available on iTunes, Amazon, and all digital outlets.

The track was recorded at Yellow Sound Lab by Matthias Winter. "O Holy Night" is arranged by Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf, and the vocal arrangement is by John Bucchino. Murney and Von Essen are joined on the track by musicians Dorman-Phaneuf on cello, Kristi Shade on harp, and Deborah Abramson on piano. The artwork for the single was created by Robbie Rozelle.

Covenant House is the largest privately funded agency in the Americas providing shelter, food, immediate crisis care, and an array of other services to homeless and runaway youth. In addition to basic needs, Covenant House provides care to homeless youth aged 14-20 (certain locations care for youth as young as 13 & grown-ups as old as 24), designed to transition them into an independent adulthood free from the risk of future homelessness.