1. jtramon says

    I love the Chorus – they are amazing. And Leann Rimes has perhaps one of the most beautiful voices (catch her version of Amazing Grace).

    But – this was the worst arrangement. It was disjointed and distracting. I kept wanting to hear the chorus sing, then I wanted to hear Leann sing.

    They just never brought both together-that would have been perfect.

  2. Henry Holland says

    I sometimes think that music is the only thing that makes life bearable in this often cruel, heartless, lonely world and this performance is more evidence of why I think that. Well done, very restrained, beautiful singing by the GMCLA and Ms. Rimes.

  3. Rowan says

    @ M

    Gay bullying has been HUGE news everywhere.

    Leanne Rhimes has stolen another mans husband publicly and has been treated like a harlot by all female centric women media.

    So if we put 1 + 1 together…..we get…Damage Control!

    Which group will take Leanne and over night make her a sudden gay ally? (Where were you Leanne when your career was so HOT?) The Gays!

    We’re too easy. Oh well. Way to jump the bandwagon.

  4. jason says

    Leann has LONG been a gay advocate and supporter. Did her album covers carry the rainbow flag? No. But without question or doubt, she supported us LONG before she needed damage control.

  5. True Words says

    No thanks, I am a little tired of every person doing their “just service” for the anti-bulllying rhetoric…it is just another junket on the P.R. road for many of these people…

  6. Rob says

    She sang with the Gay Men’s Chorus, of course she was going to make it about bullying. That doesn’t mean she’s jumping on the bandwagon. She didn’t film this and put it out on the internet — they did.

    Leann is a fantastic singer, and it’s nice to see someone who was a teen star (who recorded a lot of crap) make her way in the business as a writer (something many country singers aren’t).

  7. Paul R says

    The arrangement is bizarre, but she does have a lovely voice—and I never thought I’d say something nice about her.

    @Rowan: she “stole another man’s husband”? I assume you mean “woman’s,” but in any case it takes two. No one can “steal” someone’s partner. And I don’t see how singing with a bunch of gay men is damage control for a performer like her.

    Coincidentally, this is the first song I learned to play on the piano. My piano teacher chose it for me when I was 7, so I guess she could see the little gay boy inside me. But it didn’t get me interested in Bette.

  8. Paulie says

    I seem to remember her performing at some Republican rallies. In fact, I think she did a family values concert tour a few years back. Plus she supported the anti-gay McCain/Palin ticket in 2008 and even performed at the RNC convention. Blech.

  9. Chloe Love says

    Her sleves didnt go with the dress. Looks like she slapped on some long underwear before going onstage

  10. John Duran says

    Beautiful. The ancient Christmas Carol tells the story of a rose short lived in the Cold of Winter. The modern song “The Rose” speaks of love not just for the lucky or the strong but for those whose hearts are afraid of dancing or waking from their dreams. Intertwined those concepts with LGBT suicides and….it is beautiful.

  11. Sargon Bighorn says

    Musical experimentation is fine, just like culinary experimentation. Just don’t blow up the kitchen. Her opening words were touching. Gay Citizens need all the friends they can get.

  12. Perry says

    How absolutely brilliant to couple “The Rose” with the centuries old chorale “Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming.” Quite moving and lovely. She is a fine singer and the Men’s Chorus sounded spectacular. Bravi tutti!