In June of 2020, the Portland Symphonic Choir commissioned local vocalist and arranger Dorcas Brown Smith to write a new arrangement of James Weldon Johnson and J. Rosamond Johnson's Lift Every Voice and Sing. During the months of June and July, our choir met to learn and rehearse this incredible new arrangement, led by Dorcas. Each member recorded their vocal part individually to present our second Virtual Choir Project, which was released on August 28, in tandem with Washington D.C.'s March on Washington. Net proceeds from donations received for this special project benefit local social justice organization Don't Shoot Portland.
Our project has received thousands of views on both Facebook and YouTube, and we have been humbled to receive many generous donations to Don't Shoot Portland.
I wanted to share this project with you so that you can enjoy it and share with others, in the hope that we can continue to gather donations for Don't Shoot Portland. They are an incredible local organization that we are proud to support.
Click here to watch the video on YouTube, and visit bit.ly/
lifteveryvoiceportland to donate to Don't Shoot Portland.