Jessye Norman and Lynn Harrell

“Last Thanksgiving was, for me, the most thankful of my career as I spent it recording a beautiful spiritual with the legendary Jessye Norman. Jessye personally wrote this arrangement for the loneliness of a solo cello plus voice and what an experience it was! It is a tender and simple song but with an artist like Jessye, it became a symphony of expression, history, love, regret, and bewilderment. It is a marvelous work and an equally special gift to our album and the foundation. It was given with thanks for our being able to make a difference for young lives, and in the process, enriching our own lives.”

~ Lynn Harrell, HEARTbeats Co-Founder

Last Thanksgiving was, for me, the most thankful of my career as I spent it recording a beautiful spiritual with the legendary Jessye Norman. Jessye personally wrote this arrangement for the loneliness of a solo cello plus voice and what an experience it was! It is a tender and simple song but with an artist like Jessye, it became a symphony of expression, history, love, regret, and bewilderment. It is a marvelous work and an equally special gift to our album and the foundation. It was given with thanks for our being able to make a difference for young lives, and in the process, enriching our own lives.
– Lynn Harrell, HEARTbeats Co-Founder