The Lord Bless You and Keep You

More than 500 voices, all affiliated with Abilene Christian, came together virtually to sing “The Lord Bless You and Keep You” during the global pandemic. This beloved song, based on Numbers 6:24-26, has been a tradition at ACU since the 1930s. Videos were contributed from around the world, including the United States, Canada, Turkey, Germany, Thailand and Japan. The video was released April 10, 2020 on Good Friday.

(I confess I never really cared for this song in English. Somehow in German it’s okay. I have no good reason why that’s the case!)

Virtueller Männerchor der MBG Lemgo während der CoronaKrise

Deutsch: Weil Jesus Lebt habe ich vertrauen
English Original: Because He Lives – Bill Gaither

Mennoniten Brüdergemeinde Lemgo
www.mbglemgo.de

From the YouTube Page:
Dear friends, I hope you are well ! Today’s video is very special to me as we’re doing for the first time a video project with all my super talented students of the @cnsmdlyon and my dear colleague Franck Amet. We chose to play Candide Overture by Leonard Bernstein, perfect piece for spreading joy and smile all over the world in these troubled times !
After a successful first concert performance on January 26, 1957, by the New York Philharmonic under the composer’s baton, this overture quickly became popular and was performed by nearly 100 other orchestras within the next two years. Since that time, it has become one of the most frequently performed orchestral compositions by a 20th century American composer.
With Franck AMET (Bb clarinet), Victor BOURHIS (bass clarinet), Maxime CONOIR (Eb clarinet), Diogo FALCÃO (Bb clarinet), Théo FUHRER (Bb clarinet), Ferran GARCERÀ PERELLÓ, Tomomi INOUE (Bb clarinet), Li Ling LEE (Bb clarinet), Stasys MAKSTUTIS (Bb clarinet), Sang Jin PARK (Bb clarinet), Mikel ZUGARRAMURDI LASA (Bb clarinet) and Gwendoline CONOIR as the unexpected and talented flutist

… for my friends who celebrate Orthodox Easter

Watch and listen as participants from throughout the National Forum of Greek Orthodox Church Musicians join the Archdiocesan Cathedral Choir (NYC) in singing the triumphant hymn celebrating Christ’s glorious Resurrection together through music! SATB arranged by Dawn Helene, the Dino Anagnost Artist-in-Residence at the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New York City. Compiled and edited by Costas Tsourakis, Associate Director of Music, Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity.
To learn more, visit archcathedralchoir.com

Yes, this is a week late … unless you celebrate Orthodox Easter, in which case you are celebrating today!

Christos Anesti! Alithos Anesti!

A virtual choir sings “In resurrectione tua Christe coeli et terra laetentur!” (In your resurrection, Christ, heaven and earth rejoice!)

To celebrate Easter, 50 young adults from all over the world – singers and instrumentalists – share from their homes the song. Thank you everyone, specially the coordination team!
Samuel Stöckli / Mossy Mc / Sandro Gerber