Some Iowans Took Part in a New Virtual Choir Performance [WATCH]
The coronavirus pandemic has put a stop to a lot of different things in our lives, but it will never stop music! According to a new article from CBS 2, an Iowa-native named Harrison Sheckler recently put together an amazing virtual choir performance featuring more than 300 singers and musicians from 15 different countries across the globe.
Harrison is a pianist that attends the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music in New York, but he's currently spending time with his family in Charles City, Iowa. People reports that during his time in Iowa, he often found himself playing the song "You’ll Never Walk Alone” from the 1945 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Carousel. The song brought him comfort, so he thought it might do the same for others. That's when he put out the call for singers and musicians on social media. The response was incredible!
People says that 240 vocalists and 60 instrumentalists recorded performances of the song from their own homes using the directions and audio that Harrison had posted on his website. He then spent around 200 hours putting the whole thing together, with his friends at Zated Records in Cincinnati helping clean up the audio for the final product.
The article from CBS 2 reveals that Harrison isn't the only native Iowan to take part in the video. Choir students from Cedar Valley Christian School in Cedar Rapids were told about the project by their choir director, and 11 of them ended up sending in individual videos.
The finished product is absolutely gorgeous! You can check it out below: