The One Voice Children’s Choir released a cover of Rihanna’s “Diamonds” on YouTube. The video showcases the choir performing at Spiral Jetty near Promontory Summit, Utah. For a children’s choir, the video has a surprising full sound and many talented soloists that truly “shine bright like a diamond.”
Since its inception, Masa Fukuda has directed the choir. Fukuda arranges and produces the music for the choir, which is composed of 140 children between 4 and 18 from northern Utah. Originally formed during the 2002 Winter Olympics, the choir since then has had more than 500 children participate in it. It has won several awards, including the John Lennon International Music Award. The choir was also featured on "America’s Got Talent" and even traveled to New York to perform in a quarterfinal round.
The choir has teamed up with many local and national artists, including Alex Boyé, Jenny Oaks Baker, David Archuleta and Lexi Walker. It produces and records covers from a variety of genres, from Disney’s “Little Mermaid” to Katy Perry’s “Rise.”
On its website, the choir states that through music it aims to “inspire, enrich, uplift, and serve our global community while building youth as one voice.”
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