Recording artist and pianist , both seniors at , helped spread the holiday cheer Sunday night, Dec. 4 at the , where a party was held to celebrate the release of their latest musical album, “Carols for a Cause.”
The evening marked the second annual release of Kirner and Moore’s non-profit music project, which aims to benefit local charities during the holiday season.
According to Kirner, she and Moore started brainstorming for the project in the summer of 2010.
“Both of us really love Christmas and we really love our community and helping people,” Kirner said. “I thought, we should use our talents to create something that would benefit our community at our favorite time of year.”
A product of local recording studio Cadence Music, the CD features 10 tracks of traditional Christmas carols, rearranged by Moore and Kirner. All proceeds from the project will be distributed among various local organizations such as the Atlantic County Women’s Center and the Alcove Center for Grieving Children and Families.
“We chose charities that directly benefit the people of our community because Christmas is a time where we want people to be together,” Kirner added.
In addition to local charities, some of the proceeds will also go to the family of Matthew Flannelly, a drama student at Absegami who passed away earlier this year, Kirner said.
The CD, while highlighting Kirner and Moore’s unique musical abilities, also showcases several other local musicians.
“They couldn’t have done this without the help of the musicians that donated their time,” said Morgan’s mother, Barbara Kirner. “A musician from [each] school in Galloway jumped on board.”
“I’m very, very proud of [Kirner and Moore],” said Rich Kurtz, of Cadence Music. “I expect big things of them.
“You don’t come across kids this talented that often.”