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Music has always been our common language. Finding Harmony is a deeply moving collection of the countless moments in history when songs have united nations, cultures and causes. The program is a unique collection of pieces that span the globe—from the Reformation age to South African freedom songs, from the Scottish Highlands to the American civil rights movement—each song is the key to a powerful true story about who we are and how we’ve got here. [Program is sung in English and other languages.]
IF I CAN HELP SOMEBODY
This is a new single from The King's Singers' album 'Finding Harmony', which explores songs from all of the world which have helped bring communities together and give them a voice in difficult times. 'If I can help somebody' is a song which became popular during the struggles of the American Civil Rights movement. It was one of Martin Luther King Jr's favorite hymns, and he quoted it in one of his final sermons before his assassination. The Civil Rights movement had music and singing at its very core, and the words of this song summarize the message of hope which lay at the center of it.
The arrangement was written for The King's Singers by American composer and arranger Stacey V. Gibbs. Stacey grew up in Tennessee, as part of a large family who frequently sang together. This song is one of his all-time favorites, and The King's Singers are thrilled that Stacey collaborated with them for three of the songs on Finding Harmony.