CeCe Winans’ Christmas Album with Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra Up for Grammy Award

Daniela Rogulj

November 22, 2019 – Gospel diva CeCe Winans has been nominated for a Grammy Award for her album with the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra, which was recorded at the Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall in Zagreb. 

The huge news came earlier this week when the nominations were announced for the 62nd Grammy Awards, set to air on January 26th in Los Angeles, California. However, the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra is fighting with CeCe Winans in a category you might not expect – the best gospel album. 

Namely, the 55-year-old legendary gospel singer is up for the best gospel album for Something’s Happening! A Christmas Album, which she recorded along with the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra at the Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall in Zagreb. 

CeCe Winans has already won 12 Grammys and can boast millions of albums sold. The Detroit-based gospel singer is currently unmatched in terms of circulation.

Behind the album’s production is the label Parma Recordings, an American record company which also has a presence in Croatia. 

Parma Recordings recalled their time recording the album:

“Nashville-based CeCe Winans is the best-selling female gospel artist of all time, having sold over 12 million records worldwide and winning 12 Grammy Awards to date during her career. With plans set for her latest album to ring in the 2018 holiday season, Ms. Winans’ production team wanted to add extra power to her performance—and what better way to do that than with a full orchestra? For this job, PARMA Recordings was called on to plan, contract, and produce the sessions with the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra. Having just completed successful sessions with the Zagreb Philharmonic, who recorded for Croatian composer and dear PARMA friend Matej Meštrović, we were more than happy to work with this talented ensemble once again.

Together with our friends, Session Engineer Jan Košulič and Assistant Engineer Maroš Hlatký, Bob and team took part in directing the session, bringing each piece to its fullest potential. In all, the session, which covered classic Christmas melodies such as Silent Night and O Come, O Come, Emmanuel, saw a successful couple days of recording with the Zagreb Philharmonic. PARMA is pleased to have made this recording project possible—the results of which are now available to the listening world.”

You can listen to the Grammy-nominated album here

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