Because Sometimes We Just Need a Song…

School closures throughout the nation have halted highly-anticipated campus events and activities with hundreds of thousands of students practicing social distancing at home.

While the annual Chino Valley Unified School District (CVUSD) Choral Festival—originally scheduled for Wednesday, March 18—has been canceled, the Chino Hills HS Chamber Singers demonstrated resilience by recording their individual a cappella portion of Over the Rainbow in their separate homes, and through technology were able to appear together as a family again.

Their harmonious performance is shared online for the CVUSD community with the goal of spreading hope and cheer during this difficult time. They remind us that somewhere, indeed, skies are still blue—and blue skies return.

About Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith is an American poet, publisher and author. Her first collection of poetry, In Favor of Pain, was nominated for an 2017 Elgin Award. Her latest novella, Bitter Suites, is a 2018 Bram Stoker Awards® Finalist. Currently, she publishes Space and Time magazine, a 53 year old publication dedicated to fantasy, horror and science fiction. For more information visit or
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2 Responses to Because Sometimes We Just Need a Song…

  1. Marge Simon says:

    This is wonderful, thanks Angela. A bright vision, a promising experience. :)

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