A refreshingly subtle globetrotting take on seasonal standards, Pamela Bruner's On Christmas Morn
, released by the Lawrence-based label Dragondream, sets her soaring voice to a series of enchanting low-key arrangements. Bruner's graceful work on the Celtic harp brings fresh charm to the familiar melodies of "Ukrainian Carol" and "Greensleeves," while her pure, versatile vocals drive "Lo, How a Rose" and the a cappella "Gaudete." Along with Linda Thomas' An Old English Christmas
, Bruner's Christmas Morn
establishes that local listeners need not look far from home to find the year's finest seasonal fare.