Harmony Project Helps Aurora Victims: Another Harmony Project Post




For Immediate Release:



Harmony Project Quickly Schedules Monday Recording Session

Song & Online Contributions to Offer Aurora Community Help with Healing


Royalty Rights Waived by Songwriter; Production & Location Donated

(COLUMBUS, Ohio): Technical logistics and over 100 members of the Harmony Project choir were being quickly coordinated last night and this morning to arrange for the choir to assemble later this afternoon to record the single, “How We Love,” and make it available online for a $1 contribution to show Columbus’ and the country’s support for our neighbors in Aurora.

All proceeds will benefit the families of victims in the Aurora tragedy and serve as one community’s way to help another with the healing process.

The Harmony Project will work to turn the Columbus Firefighters Local 67 banquet hall at 379 W. Broad into a recording studio from 4 pm to 5:30 pm this afternoon. Choir members are being asked to assemble at 5:30 pm and be prepared to record the song starting at 6 pm.

“We will record the track, “How We Love,” written by acclaimed song writer Beth Nielsen Chapman,” explained David Brown, director of The Harmony Project. “Chapman has agreed to waive the royalty rights to the song for this purpose. The goal is to record, mix and then upload the track to http://www.HarmonyProject.com two to three hours later. Our web site will link to http://www.GivingFirst.org, a not-for-profit organization which was designated by the City of Aurora, to direct and distribute financial contributions to help families of victims of this terrible tragedy.”

“It’s amazing, but not surprising, how Columbus has come together in the last 24 hours to do what we do best: help our fellow neighbors, whether that is across the street or across the country,” said Mayor Michael B. Coleman. “Let’s do what we can to help the families of Aurora begin their healing process.”

“The hope is to demonstrate the “US” in ColumbUS also stands for the greater country, and that in times like these, we are reminded that we are all neighbors,” said Columbus City Council President Andrew Ginther. “We want to reach across the country, albeit digitally, and help heal the heartache that we can only imagine.”

“Almost every conversation since the incident happened always seemed to end with ‘I wish there was something we could do,’” said Franklin County Commission President Paula Brooks. “Everyone is expressing their desire to help, and all of the services needed to make this happen this afternoon have been donated in-kind. That’s what central Ohio is all about.”

Brown said much of the inspiration for the idea of how central Ohio could help came from hearing President Obama’s comments shortly after the tragedy. “His comments echoed the lyrics to the song, “How We Love” that we had just performed last week.”

The Harmony Project presented “How We Love” at its Bicentennial concerts this past week. The melody is haunting and beautiful, the lyrics powerful and healing. The song’s composer, Beth Nielsen Chapman, is a well-known songwriter in Nashville who writes for Faith Hill, Vince Gill, Elton John and many others. (Lyrics to song follow below.)

The Harmony Project invites you to go to http://www.HarmonyProject.com to download the song later tonight and contribute to this cause.

For Press Inquires Contact:

Kristen Foley, Griffin Communications 614-477-4445 Kristen@griffingps.com

Lisa Griffin, Griffin Communications 614-302-2135 Lisa@griffingps.com

How We Love

Written by Beth Nielsen Chapman

Life has taught me this
Everyday is new
And if anything is true
All that matters when we’re through is how we love Faced with what we lack
Some things fall apart
From the ashes new dreams start
All that matters to the heart is how we love How we love, how we love
From the smallest act of kindness
In a word, a smile, a touch
In spite of our mistakes
Chances come again
If we lose or if we win
All that matters in the end is how we love How we love, how we love
I will not forget your kindness
When I needed it so much
Sometimes we forget
Try to be so strong
In this world of right and wrong
All that matters when we’re gone
All that mattered all along

All we have that carries on…is how we love


5 thoughts on “Harmony Project Helps Aurora Victims: Another Harmony Project Post

  1. Hi,
    These are beautiful and very true words. If only we the people of the world would start living out such prose with action. If we did, we would change the world.
    Thanks for sharing.

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