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L.A. Gay Men's Chorus and Students Sing David Bowie's 'Peace on Earth' for Newtown Shooting Victims: VIDEO


Gorgeous and moving.

On the day following the tragedies in Newtown, CT, 46 students from the Creative Planet School of the Arts harmonized onstage with the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles. Together, they performed “Peace on Earth” and “Little Drummer Boy,” dedicating their performance to the families in Newtown and to everyone whose lives have forever been changed by violence.

“Music has a way of speaking to people that spoken words do not,” said Christopher Verdugo, Executive Director of GMCLA, “and we felt that dedicating this video to the victims of Newtown was the only way to express our sorrow, grief and thoughts of hope.”


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  1. A very moving tribute...

    Posted by: Jerry | Dec 21, 2012 5:15:30 PM

  2. I loved the original (Bing Crosby and David Bowie) and this version is equally moving.We have seen great thing happens and unbelievably heinous acts. We must persevere

    Posted by: FRANK | Dec 21, 2012 8:56:41 PM

  3. A beautiful and moving tribute.

    Posted by: andrew | Dec 22, 2012 6:10:35 AM

  4. Peace is more elusive than we think. Author C. David Coates wrote an eye opening poem which, like a mirror, exposes us to truths we may not wish to see. Here is a slightly modified version of that poem.

    "Aren't humans amazing? They kill wildlife - birds, deer, all kinds of cats, coyotes, beavers, groundhogs, mice and foxes by the million in order to protect their domestic animals and their feed.

    Then they kill domestic animals by the billion and eat them. This in turn kills people by the million, because eating all those animals leads to degenerative - and fatal - health conditions like heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, and cancer.

    So then humans spend billions of dollars torturing and killing millions more animals to look for cures for these diseases.

    Elsewhere, millions of other human beings are being killed by hunger and malnutrition because food they could eat is being used to fatten domestic animals.

    Meanwhile, few people recognize the absurdity of humans, who kill so easily and violently, and then plead for 'Peace on Earth.'"

    The good news is that anyone can break this cycle of violence. Each of us has the power to choose compassion. Please visit these websites to align your core values with life affirming choices: &

    Posted by: jc | Dec 22, 2012 10:13:47 AM

  5. Lovely and very moving.

    @JC Thank you.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Dec 22, 2012 12:37:52 PM

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