A Message from Roz

      Christmas has always been one of my favorite times of year. In fact, half a lifetime ago, my mom and I decided that we were going to “leave Christmas up” all year round in our home. So we put up the Christmas tree and haven’t taken it down since. Okay, we’ve had to replace the artificial tree a few times, and the lights many times. But there’s been a Christmas tree up in the corner of our living room for as long as I can remember. 

      For some people, getting the gifts is the fun part. For me, it’s in the giving that I get the most joy. And co-creating these two CDs with my dear friend and long-time collaborator David, has been just that – pure joy. 

      We hope you are swept away in the magic of Christmas this holiday season and throughout the year!

Merry Christmas,


"A Christmas Wish" review by John Berger

Honolulu StarAdvertiser

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(Mistralwind/Audio Hawaii)

Anyone familiar with Hawaii’s vibrant theater scene will find the credits of this last-minute Christmas release ample reason to buy a copy. One of the producers is multitalented composer and vocalist Roslyn Catracchia, a core member of the ‘Ohi‘a Productions production team and an occasional stage performer. The other is her longtime musical partner, arranger and music programmer David Kauahikaua, known outside the theater community for his work with Frank De Lima. Several other participants have extensive credits in musical theater or opera: Mary Chesnut Hicks, Megan Mount and Zenia Zambrano Moura, to name three.

A majority of these Christmas songs celebrate Christ’s birth. Christina Souza sings “O Come, O Come Emmanuel” over an expansive orchestral arrangement. Vanessa Bena­vente conveys the awesome promise of “God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen,” Mount stars in “No Eye Had Seen” and Moura’s voice soars over Kauahikaua’s dark yet inspirational arrangement of “What Child Is This.”

There are also songs with secular themes. Catracchia sings of Christmas seen “Through the Eyes of a Child,” and her mother, Beebe Frei­tas, plays celeste, an instrument that sounds similar to a glockenspiel, on a beautiful arrangement of “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” from “The Nutcracker.”

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AngelHeart Records is a collaboration between Roslyn Catracchia and David Kauahikaua.