“I’m really glad that most of our songs were about love, peace and understanding.”-Paul McCartney

Too bad Paul McCarney didn’t make it to a Harmony Project Rehearsal. Tonight, we had a guest choir straight from Israel

The Galron choir performed a peace, Lyhi which is the Hebrew version of “Let it be.”

We have professional musicians at the Harmony project and they know their music. They were all listening, and had enthusiastic looks on their faces. I think they were surprised at how much the piece touched them.

David Brown, the leader of the Harmony Project, took an opportunity to bring the choirs together. We all sang parts of ” Let it Be” with the choir, and put our hands in the air.

In his after rehearsal letter, David said,” Now you see how music unites.”

Maybe the world leaders should all take up singing or playing an instrument.

Ilene On Words

Happy 71st Birthday Paul McCartney!  I remember sitting in my parent’s bedroom and seeing The Beatles make their U.S. debut on the Ed Sullivan show on a little black and white TV, a Philco, I think. It was on my birthday, in 1964 and I just turned 11 years old. We couldn’t get over the girls screaming and crying. The Beatles composed many beautiful songs, some fun songs, some intriguing and thought-provoking songs and were humble enough to thank many of the great rhythm and blues and black rock and roll musicians that came before who influenced them. Such influences included: Chuck Berry and Little Richard.

The impact of the Beatles – not only on rock & roll but on Western culture – is simply incalculable. As musicians, they proved that rock & roll could embrace a limitless variety of harmonies, structures and sounds; virtually every…

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