Overcome all obstacles! California High School Choir Members Perform Stunning A Capella Version Of Over the Rainbow From Home After Concert Canceled
- California schools are closed until further notice and Governor Newson issued an executive order on Thursday to shelter the state.
- The Chino Hills HS Chamber Singers were supposed to perform at the annual Chino Valley Unified School District Choral Festival on March 18
- Instead, they all sang their parts for an a capella performance at home and recorded themselves.
- The pieces were put together for a YouTube video that has been viewed hundreds of thousands of times
A California school choir has not allowed schools to be closed statewide to prevent them from performing.
Although they are all currently at home and sheltering in place, the Chino Hills HS Chamber Singers, who perform in the Chino Valley Unified School District, continue to make music together.
On March 17, the talented group shared a video of themselves singing “Over The Rainbow” by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole – and the delightful performance has already entertained more than 340,000 people on YouTube.
Somewhere to Sing: The Chino Hills HS Chamber Singers were supposed to perform at the annual Chino Valley Unified School District choral festival on March 18
Genius: Instead, they all sang their parts for an a capella performance of “Over The Rainbow” from Israel Kamakawiwo’ole at home and recorded themselves.
On Thursday evening, Governor Newson issued an executive order that all residents of the state should stay in their homes except for essential cases, such as getting food, going to the doctor or exercising.
Days earlier, he had told students and parents not to expect schools to reopen for the rest of the year.
While this disrupts lives in many ways, students don’t just miss their classes; they also lack beloved extracurricular activities that hone their skills and bring them joy.
The Chino Hills HS Chamber Singers were scheduled to perform on Wednesday March 18 at the canceled Chino Valley Unified School District Choral Festival.
But they sing anyway. Each of the students recorded and recorded while singing, and the videos were then all put together into one clip.
Proud: School staff praised the “resilience” of students who persevered in their performance through thick and thin
“They showed resilience by recording their individual a cappella part of Over the Rainbow in their separate homes and, thanks to technology, were able to appear together as a family again,” reads the description of the video.
“Their harmonious performances have been shared online for the CVUSD community in an effort to spread hope and joy during this difficult time.”
Social media users applauded the effort.
“When there is a will, there is a way. Beautiful!!!’ wrote one.
“America’s future is at its best! I LOVE THESE CHILDREN! Another said, while a third tweeted: “Thank you, you just made my day! Youth fills me with hope for the future!”
Even Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda applauded them, commenting: “Well done!”