Classical Relief for Haiti

Friday, 26 February 2010 00:02
For the very first time in the classical music world, musicians, tenors, baritones and sopranos from across the country are to join forces for a ‘Classical Band Aid' to record and release a classical single on behalf of the people of Haiti.
Some of the UK’s most successful classical artists including Britain's Got Talent stars, Paul Potts and Faryl Smith, Classical BRIT Awards nominees The Priests , Blake, Rhydian, Only Men Aloud and Camilla Kerslake and Popstar to Operastar winner Darius Campbell are some of the artists who will unite to record David Foster’s The Prayer (originally performed by Andrea Bocelliand Céline Dion).
They will record the single alongside Julian Lloyd Webber, Dame Evelyn Glennie and the Royal Philharmonic orchestra at studios in London on Saturday 27th February, and the track will be available to download from 14th March. All proceeds will go to the Disasters Emergency Committee, on behalf of the people of Haiti.
Noel Vine, the producer of The Prayer said: “Throughout all this incredible process of arranging music, scoring, production, recording, the one thing at the forefront of my mind was 'why we are doing this'?  It’s easy to sit back, sing your notes, record your line, jump in your waiting warm car and speed off to your next engagement without a thought as to what you are doing.  I have to say, that every artist that I've worked with on this 'monumental first' has had the humility to say 'for one day, it’s not about me....I am doing this for Haiti'.
Britain’s Got Talent’s Paul Potts adds: “I feel privileged to be asked to be part of bringing that hope to the people of Haiti through the classical single for Haiti. Please support the single to help bring hope and relief to the people of Haiti."
The full list of artists taking part are as follows (in alphabetical order): Aled Jones, All Angels, Blake, Bond, Camilla Kerslake, Charlie Siem, Dame Evelyn Glennie, Darius Campbell, Elysium, Faryl Smith, Gardar Thor Cortez, Julian Lloyd Webber, Julian Smith, Libera, Natasha Marsh, Only Men Aloud, Operababes, Paul Potts, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Rhydian, Sara Kempe, The Priests, Wynne Evans. - Classic FM
It's really nice to know that they will be able to shre their gift of music to those who are in need. One fan suggested in the forum I am always in to have Toll lines as they sing so more people could donate. I'm sure after hearing a heartwarming performance from these artists more people will help.


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