Chicago resident, Ellen Bartolozzi, is a featured singer in Grammy® winning composer, Laura Sullivan’s new video production, 900 Voices.
Laura called out to the world to join her in a powerful plan to make a music video. Her request was simple. Take a video of yourself singing her song We Are Love and send it to her. The response was overwhelming.
938 people from Australia, Brazil, Israel, Croatia, Korea, Kenya, India, and many other countries, participated by making videos on their cell phones and sending them to Laura.
The result is epic. 27 languages included in one song and video about love and unity. The video was released on April 9, 2014 and is titled 900 Voices. It is enjoying a great reception with acceptance on the Ellen DeGeneres online Tube channel, a featured article in Onstage Magazine and the Examiner and thousands of viewers on a daily basis.
These 938 amazing people in the video will make you happy. Elena from Bulgaria, still in her hospital gown, sings and sweetly kisses her newborn son. A group of children in Uganda, who were once homeless, sing and dance like they are the richest kids in the world. A fire department of tough guys from New Jersey gives it their all.
“Music unifies and heals us. I am blessed to have been a part of this amazing experience,” says Ms. Bartolozzi.
“I was hoping to get a lot of participation, but what I received back was beyond my wildest dreams. People from all over the world and from every walk of life sent in incredible videos. Watching them moved me to tears. I hope I have honored these hundreds of wonderful people by including them in the video.” says Laura.
The resulting video, with the blending of the many voices, faces, and languages, creates a powerfully moving experience that shines a light on the unifying power of love in our world.
900 Voices, promises to make you smile, and maybe even cry. 938 people, 27 languages, 1 song.
50% of the music proceeds of 900 Voices are going towards the national nonprofit Little Kids Rock. This organization partners with economically disadvantaged school districts to run music programs. To date they have served more than 325,000 children in 13 states.
Ellen Bartolozzis owns and teaches at Bella Angel Music and is a highly sought after voice and piano instructor in the Chicago area. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music from DePaul University and has almost 30 years of teaching and performance experience. She is a member of National Association of Teachers of Singing, National Association for Music Education, and Music Teachers National Association, where she earned the distinction of “Nationally Certified Teacher of Music.”
Laura Sullivan is a producer, author and GRAMMY® winning composer and recording artist. Her original music has been included in the score of two Emmy winning documentaries, as well as in many popular television programs and advertisements for Fortune 500 companies.
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