Kids & Family

Children's Chorus Shares Virtual Performance To Spread Cheer

Wait until you hear the beautiful music they're making together, even though they're apart.

When you're weary, feeling small
When tears are in your eyes, I'll dry them all
I'm on your side, oh, when times get rough
And friends just can't be found

You may recognize these lyrics from the song "Bridge Over Troubled Water" by American folk rock duo Simon and Garfunkel.

While the words to the classic tune resonate any time, they're proving to be especially meaningful today, as the world faces loss and uncertainty during the coronavirus crisis.

The song became even more powerful when The Children's Voice Chorus performed it virtually in a recent online rehearsal.

Last week 15 members of the non-profit's Voice of Miami program took to their computers to record their individual parts. Then, after some skillful editing, the CVC posted a video of the rehearsal to Facebook to spread some positivity.

"Our #VoiceOfMiami girls couldn't rehearse in person yesterday, so we decided to send some #love out to the virtual world by dusting off an old song that means a lot to us," Jamie Sutta, the founder of The Children's Voice Chorus, wrote in the post.

The CVC has performed all over the state of Florida, including doing back-up vocals for Yolanda Adams at Super Bowl LIV in Miami.

The CVC performed back-up vocals at Super Bowl LIV in Miami, FL. The Children's Voice/Facebook

Founded in 2011, the choir's mission is to give young singers of all cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds the best possible music education. The choir currently has over 100 members and offers programs for children from birth through age 18.

While CVC has gone completely online to help flatten the curve and stop the spread of the coronavirus, the organization is doing their best to keep their members engaged.

"We are evolving and adapting to the situation, and we know it may look different next week than it does now," Sutta said in a video message on Facebook. "We look forward to learning and stretching our creativity and imagination at this time."

Jamie Sutta, founder of the CVC, is hoping to share more of the choir's music online as the crisis continues. The Children's Voice/Facebook

Kudos to Sutta and her team for sharing the choir's beautiful music during their time apart. Hopefully, we'll get to hear those wonderful voices again soon!

How can you start something good?

Non-profits like The Children's Voice Chorus are struggling to stay afloat during the coronavirus crisis.

If you would like to donate to The Children's Voice Chorus, click here.

Or if you'd like your money to support organziations in your community, consider making a gift to a favorite non-profit right now, rather than waiting until the end of the year when you might usually do your annual charitable giving.

Let's #StartSomethingGood together.

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