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Ekhukanyeni Children's Home (South Africa): http://zisize.org/
Ekhukanyeni is a children's home near Ingwavuma (South Africa) that includes 28 children looked after by local women. They are currently raising money to build houses so that they can register as a children's home and receive some government funding instead of relying purely on sponsors. http://www.zisize.org/projects/ekukha...
An international virtual choir collab by (from Soprano to Bass):
► Christy-Lyn [South Africa]: http://youtube.com/christylynmusic
► Julie [USA]: http://youtube.com/pianomom99
► Caroline [Great Britain]: http://youtube.com/spiffyacey
► Enrico [Italy]: http://youtube.com/enricator
► Mirko [Sweden]: http://youtube.com/okrimitnoc
► Dmitry [Russia]: http://youtube.com/3rdImpression
► Julien [France]: http://youtube.com/trudbol
► Arrangement by Franz Biebl
► Audio mixing: Julien Neel
► Video editing: Julie Gaulke
Biebl's best-known work is his Ave Maria (1964), which sets portions of the Angelus as well as the Ave Maria. The piece was brought to the United States by the Cornell University Glee Club in 1970. The ensemble met Biebl while on tour in Germany, during a recording session at a radio network where Biebl was music director. Conductor Thomas A. Sokol was given a number of Biebl's works, premiering them after returning home. The Ave Maria quickly gained popularity, most notably after becoming part of the repertoire of Chanticleer. Although it was originally scored for male voices, after "Ave Maria" became popular the composer himself rearranged the piece for SATB and SSA choirs as well.