The a cappella ensemble has won a reputation for excellence by using creative original arrangements of traditional favorites and contemporary jazz songs. They specialize in performing the classic Alfred Burt carols. Diane, Alfred Burt’s daughter, is a founding member and director of the group. Individually, the members of THE CAROLING COMPANY have performed with some of the top names in show business on stage, in concert, on recordings and on television. By blending these creative talents together, they have achieved the unique quality that identifies them as “THE CAROLING COMPANY”.
THE CAROLING COMPANY began singing together to bring the spirit of Christmas to hospitals, children's homes and shut-ins. Their popularity has grown over the years and the group has performed throughout the entertainment industry, ranging from private celebrity parties, corporations and major hotels to gala Christmas events.
On film, they appeared in the opening credits of the hit Paramount Pictures' 1991 film, "The Addams Family", starring Angelica Houston and Raul Julia. They were the singers on the opening segment for the film, performing their famous arrangement of "Deck The Halls", just before having hot tar poured over them. Fortunately, they came out of that unscathed.
The Caroling Company also appeared in the well-known hit film, "Scrooged" with Bill Murray.
This year, the group's 33rd year as a professional ensemble, they will be performing primarily in the Southern California area and will be performing new arrangements of carols as well as selections from their CDs. In 2003 VAG Records released the Grammy listed hit CD, “A Christmas Present from The Caroling Company” and in 2004 the group was featured on “The Alfred Burt Carols Golden Anniversary Collection”, still in stores nation wide and available on line.
They have appeared in concert with The Judds, Charlie Pride, Garth Brooks and others at the Universal Amphitheater and also sang there in concert as the backup singers of the Andy Williams Christmas Show during the 1980's when Andy was performing there. The Caroling Company has been featured at the Music Center for Ronald McDonald House Charities and have performed with many local symphonies for Christmas concerts all over Southern California.
Their television credits are too numerous to mention, but a few of the standouts are NBC's "THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO", ABC's "GOOD MORNING AMERICA", "THE HOME SHOW", "GENERAL HOSPITAL", NBC's "HOT COUNTRY NIGHTS", Fox TV's "CHRISTMAS IN BEVERLY HILLS WITH JAMES STEWART", KCAL 9's "LIVE IN L.A." and "THE GEORGE AND ALANA SHOW".
You may have heard them sing on Los Angeles radio stations such as K-RTH 101 with host Gary Bryan, KOST 103.5 FM with host Mark Wallengren, KIIS-FM, KWAV 94.7 FM ("THE WAVE"), KLAC with host Brad Chambers, KZLA and National Public Radio.
You will also hear them on the Brian Setzer's Big Band Christmas CD, “Boogie Woogie Christmas”.
Something new this year. The Caroling Company is launching a new group in the Coachella Valley. It is called The Caroling Company Of Palm Springs and the new group will be singing for local area businesses, homes and charity events. There will be a new web page dedicated to the group with photos, music and local area rates. Watch for them in the Palm Springs/Palm Desert/Rancho Mirage area.
Throughout the years, THE CAROLING COMPANY hasn't forgotten the reason they started. Every year, they walk the wards at Childrens' Hospital, bring smiles to children at Hollygrove Children's Home and donate their time to various churches, nursing homes and charity events.