DECEMBER 14, 2020 – On Sunday Dec. 13, a new music video created by almost 200 singers, including students from five Kernersville schools debuted.

The video includes an original song, “We Rise,” written by Adam Mitchell, the music teacher at Cash Elementary. The song is about how the community of musicians has come together to support each other during the pandemic.

The Kernersville Virtual Choir Project was organized by Mitchell and includes students from Cash, Piney Grove and Sedge Garden elementary schools as well as East Forsyth and Glenn high schools and the Heart of the Triad Choral Society. Singers range in age from 9 to 80 years old.

“This project took over 600 hours to write, arrange, learn, record, mix, master, and produce,” said Mitchell.  “Each singer learned and rehearsed the song during virtual rehearsals with their director. They then recorded audio and video on their own. After all of the recordings were complete, I compiled, mixed, and mastered the audio before sending on to the video production team to complete the video.”

The final video was released on YouTube on Sunday. To see the video, go to YouTube

In addition to the video, the audio track is available to download or stream on iTunes, Apple Music, YouTube Music, Pandora, Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, and Spotify.

“All revenue from streaming and downloads will go to support the groups involved in the project,” Mitchell said.

To download or stream the video, go to “We Rise”

To read a Winston-Salem Journal story about the project, go to Winston-Salem Journal


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