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It’s your time to shine now … as round two of Play It Forward’s online singing competition Permission to Shine is open!
This is a great opportunity to participate in a brand new and innovative international competition. Jonathon Welch, our founding artistic director, comments “Permission to Shine is open to everyone. Entries are welcome from amateurs through to music students and also professional singers, from right across the world.”
The Permission To Shine team are delighted with the entries we received in round one. Join us on our social media channels now to hear all our news and as we make announcements about future rounds, which will feature a diverse selection of styles from jazz to country, opera to original song.
Make sure you check our website for all details you need, including how to record and how to upload your video. Go to www.playitforward.org.au/shine
Round two closes on Wednesday 5th August at 11.59 AEST.
All funds raised will go towards Play It Forward’s inclusive arts projects and programs. Thank you for supporting our work. SHINE ON!!
“From Where We Stand” is a stirring, patriotic anthem. It is the finale song from the upcoming musical “American Twistory” and it is available at no charge in the hopes that it will inspire all Americans to “never fall from where we stand”.
A link to the music is: https://spaces.hightail.com/receive/SQX03HEfZw
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Lyrics are as follows:
From where I stand the torch burns bright
An ever shining beacon in the night
Lighting the way for people from far and near
And telling them that all are welcome here
From where I stand, the flag’s unfurled
It’s sending out a message to the world
Saying as long as I’m waving proud and free
Then that’s the way America will be
Let’s embrace courage deep inside us
By never letting fear or terror guide us
We’ll live with the hope of tomorrow
And follow where our hearts want to go
From where we stand, we will endure
A nation that’s determined and secure
We pledge our trust that justice will conquer all
And knowing we belong
Will help us to be strong
And bravely rise to answer freedom’s call
We’ll never fall
From where we stand
From where we stand
From where we stand ……….
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