Something to give you hope about the USA.....

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  1. reivertom

    reivertom 12 pointer

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    This is the 2020 Kentucky All State Choir singing our National Anthem. It happens every night at the Hyatt Regency in Louisville during the conference. It is the last year for our youngest daughter, so we won't see it anymore in person. I wanted to share it one last time. It gives me goose bumps every time I've heard it in person.....


     
  2. JR PORTER

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    Beautiful! Brings tears to your eyes!
     
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  3. cedar creek

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    Glad to hear that, nice job young men women
     
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  4. ojibwa62

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    Very cool..

    But the video gives me Vertigo.. lol
     
  5. Tom Threetoes

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    Beautiful, made this old man tear up.
     
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  6. jlnft

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    That was so good! Just makes you smile!
     
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  7. Dark Cloud

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    If you can’t have a warm feeling in your heart ,listening to that, you need to ask am I an American
     
  8. reivertom

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    These kids in the All State Choir are the best from schools around the state (about 500) that come together every year and put on a concert, it's also a great experience for them. What the video doesn't show is that after the anthem ends, they break out into a chant of USA,USA!
     
  9. Feedman

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    That is awesome
     
  10. 00noturkey

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    i thought i was the only one that liked that song, by Leonard Cohen
     
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  11. reivertom

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    What?
     
  12. EdLongshanks

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    Now that’s the damn way it’s supposed to be sung!!! My skin crawls every time some little twit wants to try and make a name for her/his/zee self and go all kinds of erratic throughout the anthem. I don’t like hearing some wanna be’s epileptic vocal seizure. It’s a fricking anthem to be respected and celebrated, not a folk song that you get to mutilate or “interpret” in order to make yourself feel important and creative. Get over yourself.

    congrats to the state champions/participants! Truly amazing
     
  13. gds

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    If listening to the choir sing that song doesn't make you tear up and proud to be an American , you need to leave this country and live somewhere else .
     
  14. 00noturkey

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    i had to many. i was thinking of a different song. Hallelujah. Sorry.
    Stroke's will do it to ya. lols
     
  15. HuntressOfLight

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    Why is the national anthem so hard to sing?

    ...Then why is it so unbelievably hard to sing? I frequently lead the Flag Folding Ceremony here at the museum (see the video below or on YouTube), which includes leading visitors in the singing of the National Anthem after we unfurl a replica of the original Star-Spangled Banner. No matter how low I start it, I know I'm switching keys and cheating that high note, and so is everyone else around me.

    Turns out, there is an answer to that question and we have just the experts here on staff who can help us out. I interviewed Kenneth Slowik, the Director of the Smithsonian Chamber Music Society.

    "It has a lot to do with the range," he said. "It's a very wide range. Basically, the notes are very high." Okay, fair enough, but how high are we talking?

    "High f—

    ^^^

    it's traditionally sung in Bb major [not the original] because going higher than that makes it hard for the altos and basses singing to get to the high note, and going lower makes it hard for the tenors and sopranos to manage," he said...

    Even trained choirs and singers have trouble with the song, and some flat out refuse to sing it because it is too difficult. So if people whose livelihood is singing can't do it, what are the untrained to do?...

    Another important tip: get the lyrics right.
    ^^^
    If you think "O'er the ramparts" is a tough line, just be glad we typically don't sing beyond the first stanza, which contains challenging phrases such as "foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes" and "fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?"...

    https://americanhistory.si.edu/blog/2014/05/why-is-the-national-anthem-so-hard-to-sing.html
     
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