I received this video this morning from 1bl0gr3ad3r and wanted to share it with everyone. Turn up your volume, go to full screen mode, and enjoy.
Wishing everyone a happy holiday season!
Notes from YouTube:
This holiday season The USAF Band offers the beautiful song, “One Voice”…a reminder that together we can create a better world. Watch until the end as one voice becomes a chorus inside the stunning Washington National Cathedral. Let the power of unity light the way throughout this season.
Music and Lyrics by The Wailin’ Jennys
Performers: The United States Air Force Symphony Orchestra and Singing Sergeants
Arranger – SMSgt (Ret.) Robert Thurston (orchestral/choral tracks)
Executive Producer – Colonel Larry H. Lang, Commander, The USAF Band
Producer – CMSgt Jebodiah Eaton, Chief of Production
Associate Producers – Lt. Christina Muncey, Lt. Philip Emory
Assistant Producers – SMSgt Dennis Hoffmann, SMSgt Jen Dayton Cox, and MSgt Emily Wellington
Recording Engineer – MSgt Jim DeVaughn
Mixing Engineer – Mr. Bob Dawson, Bias Studios, Springfield, VA
Mastering Engineer – Mr. Mike Monseur, Bias Studios, Springfield, VA
Video Credits: Executive Producer and Conductor – Colonel Larry H. Lang, Commander, The USAF Band
Producer – CMSgt Jebodiah Eaton
Co-Producer – SMSgt Dennis Hoffmann
Videographers – SMSgt Dennis Hoffmann, MSgt Frank Busso, and TSgt Ricky Parrell
Special thanks to: The Washington National Cathedral, Washington, D.C. and the wonderful local choirs and families that helped make this possible.
13 thoughts on “‘One Voice’ for the holidays”
I agree. I was a bit misty eyed by the time it was over. Have a wonderful month, Trev.
This is wonderful! Thank you!
Was glad I could share it.
Definitely NOT a band but an orchestra; as stated in the list of performers.
I noticed that every one was at least a sergeant. The only officer being the conductor, I think may have been a colonel. I wonder why they are all given that ranking?
I must admit that I found it a bit tedious; the music didn’t seem that melodious to me, and the singing seemed restrained.
Americans usually perform with much more gusto and life; I was disappointed.
But then I’m a grumpy old man as we all well know !
I, too, noticed it was called a band when it is quite obviously an orchestra. As for the ranks, I don’t know anything about that.
I’m sorry you were disappointed with it. I thought it was wonderful, but I either like or don’t like music. That’s the extent of my knowledge.
All those stripes on the upper sleeves signify rank of non commissioned officer; NCO’s
Officers rank is shown appears on their epaulettes, and on naval officers lower sleeve.
I listen to music most of the time and am stuck in my own little world I suppose
Nothing wrong with your own little world. We all have different tastes; that’s why there are so many kinds of music. And aren’t we lucky to have it!
Don’t know about that when I hear what passes for music, these days.
Just remember, you always have a choice. Lots of choices.
That’s just wonderful PT!
Good to see you again! Glad you enjoyed it.