Weekend project: St. Croix Valley groups seek young singers for virtual choir performance
Kids are invited to celebrate Earth Day by recording themselves singing a pledge to protect the planet.
In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day*, we are creating a virtual choir of young people in grades K-12 who will perform The Promise Song virtually. The Promise Song is an anthem for the Earth, simple to learn, but profound in its message. We’ve had to cancel all of our in-person events, but want to give young people a chance to share their voice and their love for the Earth in a positive way.
If you have children or grandchildren, we’d love for them to learn The Promise Song, record themselves on a phone, and send the video recording to us. If not, please forward this e-mail to parents, music teachers, choral directors….anyone who could get this opportunity to students.
In order to complete this by Earth Day 2020, we need all recordings by Monday, April 13th!
Here’s more information about the virtual choir, an .mp3 recording of The Promise Song (which students will use to practice and record) and the musical score for The Promise Song.
Upload your file at this link: https://forms.gle/pHPWNrruuYpm2RhE6
A parent or guardian will need to sign a permission slip. Return this permission slip to [email protected].North Woods and Waters of the St. Croix Heritage Area is coordinating activities to celebrate Earth Day, as Senator Gaylord Nelson, Father of Earth Day, was born and raised in Clear Lake, WI, within the St. Croix River watershed!
Kids for Saving Earth is an international organization, located in North Branch, MN. Tessa and William Hill wrote the words to The Promise Song to honor their son, Clint, who had formed a group called Kids for Saving Earth before he died at age 11. The words were set to music by Ronnie Brooks and produced by Hummingbird Productions © 1990. Kids for Saving Earth became an international organization and The Promise Song was performed on Broadway (by Raffi) and at the United Nations.