FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JANUARY 2021, NEW YORK, NEW YORK
JUDITH CLURMAN, conductor and music director of the preeminent NYC chorus ESSENTIAL VOICES USA and record label Acis announce the release of AMERICA AT HEART via streaming platforms. The chorus is joined by Tony Award® winners RANDY GRAFF and BRIAN STOKES MITCHELL for a release in honor of the inauguration of the 46th President of the United States, on January 20, 2021.
TRACK 1:“REASON TO BE THANKFUL” Larry Hochman/Sheldon Harnick (David Frost, producer) Tony Award®-winner BRIAN STOKES MITCHELL joins the chorus for this inspiring work, released for the first time.
TRACK 2: “GIVE ME YOUR TIRED, YOUR POOR” Irving Berlin (Silas Brown, producer)
Tony Award®-winner RANDY GRAFF narrates the Emma Lazarus poem in David Chase’s arrangement of the Irving Berlin song with pianist Lee Musiker and cellist Raman Ramakrishnan joining the chorus for this track. Remastered in honor of the occasion.
TRACK 3: “AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL” with Stephen Flaherty/Lynn Ahrens’s “WHEELS OF A
DREAM” (David Frost, producer) BRIAN STOKES MITCHELL and ESSENTIAL VOICES USA are joined by instrumentalists Tedd Firth, piano; Kathryn Anderson, violin; Angela Pickett, viola; Michael Dahlberg, cello; Steve Lyon, oboe; and Rheagan Noleen, french horn. Remastered in honor of the occasion.
Scores are available at Hal Leonard.
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