ALL MINNESOTANS INVITED TO JOIN IN MOMENT OF SONG - FRIDAY, APRIL 17, AT 5:53 P.M.
April 17, 2020
ST. PAUL, Minn., April 16, 2020 – Minnesota Public Radio invites everyone across the state to join in Bring the Sing Home, a moment of song, on Friday, April 17, at 5:53 p.m. Central Time. At that time, Minnesotans everywhere are invited to step outside or open a window to join their neighbors in a mass rendition of Carole King's "You've Got a Friend."
At 5:53 p.m., "You've Got a Friend" will be broadcast simultaneously on Classical MPR, The Current and MPR News, welcoming listeners across the state to sing loud and proud. Lyrics to "You've Got a Friend" and more information can be found at ClassicalMPR.org/sing. The song will conclude at approximately 6:00 p.m.
A spin-off of Classical MPR's Bring the Sing series, Bring the Sing Home has the same goal as other in-person events in Rochester, Duluth and other parts of the state – to bring community members together through song. Bring the Sing Home is possible in part by the Minnesota Legacy Amendment's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
"While COVID-19 prevents us from physically gathering, there are still ways we can make meaningful connections. One Voice Mixed Chorus' Jane Ramseyer Miller proposed this wonderful idea, which brings us all together through the power of music," said Brian Newhouse, managing director of Classical MPR.
"Carole King sings 'ain't it good to know that you've got a friend,' and with Minnesotans singing these words in unison, I can't imagine a better way to bring us closer and create a moment of hope in an otherwise dark time."
Singers can share videos and photos of their own or their neighborhood's Bring the Sing Home experience with the hashtag #BringtheSingHome. Participants can also post these to the Facebook event page, found under Events on Classical MPR's Facebook page.
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Minnesota Public Radio® operates a 46-station radio network serving nearly all of Minnesota and parts of surrounding states for more than 50 years. Reaching more than 1 million listeners each week, MPR and its three regional services-MPR News, Classical MPR and The Current®-produce programming for radio, digital and live audiences. Programs produced by MPR's national programming division, American Public Media®, reach 19 million listeners via approximately 1,000 radio stations nationwide each week. APM is one of the largest producers and distributors of public radio programming in the world, and produces award-winning podcasts spanning the best in investigative journalism, food, business and entertainment.
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