Riverland Music Celebrates Virtual Choir Collaboration

Release Date: March 22, 2021

Categories: Riverland News Media Release Minnesota State Colleges and Universities

Love Youtube PhotoSingers from Riverland’s College Choir joined singers from around the state for a virtual choir project. A partnership of community college choirs from Riverland, Anoka-Ramsey, Fergus Falls, Minneapolis College, Normandale, and North Hennepin made this recording to allow students to connect with each other while also creating and learning.

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The song, “Love is Love is Love,” was written by Minnesota composer Abbie Bettinis to honor all victims of hate crimes. It combines elements from The Beatles, ancient church chant, and words from Lin Manuel Miranda, composer of HAMILTON. It is a perfect fit with the Riverland choir as this semester’s focus is on musical responses to adversity.

Any Riverland student is welcome to join the College Choir. We are rehearsing in-person with safety protocols in place on Mondays and Wednesdays at 1pm on the Austin campus.

You can also hear Riverland’s own virtual choir project, a techno-classical piece, from Spring 2020 at https://youtu.be/MeM5aAfRgPo.