As part of their commitment to supporting the cause, Harrell and Nightengale have recruited some of the most celebrated names in classical and contemporary music for a CD, Paint Me a Rainbow, to be released later this year.
Consisting primarily of original songs about peace written specifically for the HEARTbeats project, Paint Me a Rainbow will feature legendary names in music including Harrell, Jessye Norman, Christine Brewer, John Williams, Joan Baez, Blind Boys of Alabama, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Paul Simon and others.
Through the sale of the album, its tracks, ringtones, and other channels, HEARTbeats hopes to raise funds for Save the Children’s Healing and Education through Art (HEART) program.
- We’ll Paint You a Rainbow is an album of original and existing songs about peace recorded by some of the most revered names in classical and contemporary music.
- 100% of the net proceeds from We’ll Paint You a Rainbow will benefit Save the Children’s HEART campaign.
- We’ll Paint You a Rainbow represents the first time top classical talents have come together on this scale to raise funds for a charitable organization.
- All artists are donating their talents without fee to benefit the project.
Our benefit album is almost ready and as a special treat, we’re very happy to share a video from our Somewhere Over The Rainbow recording session.
John Williams, conductor
Christine Brewer, soprano
Lynn Harrell, cello
Randy Kerber, piano
HEARTbeats Foundation: Producer
Off the Path Productions: Videography
Janelle K. Eagle: camera