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STAGE TUBE: Broadway Inspirational Voices Continues 'Broadway Our Way' Series with 'Edelweiss' from THE SOUND OF MUSIC

Tony and Grammy award-nominated Michael McElroy and Broadway Inspirational Voices released the seventh video in their "Broadway Our Way" series today, offering "Edelweiss" from the legendary musical The Sound of Music, music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II (Oklahoma; South Pacific; Carousel; King and I). Check it out below!

With no introduction needed, this heartfelt and reflective arrangement is performed by BIV members Celisse Henderson, Chelsea Packard, Lisa Lynne Mathis, Angela Grovey, and Clarke Thorell. Director Michael McElroy also lends his vocal talents to the performance. The small ensemble is accompanied by Sam Bagala on piano, and Chris Parker on guitar.

Broadway Inspirational Voices (BIV) was founded by Tony-nominated Michael McElroyin 1994 as the Broadway Gospel Choir. In 1999 BIV reincarnated to its current name. In 2010 BIV became a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission consists of providing hope to inspire and transform youth in need through music and The Arts.

In addition to performing numerous concerts, the Grammy-nominated choir (for their first album "Great Joy: A Gospel Christmas" on Sh-K-Boom Records) has performed with award-winning artists including Elton John, Sting, Mariah Carey, Jason Mraz, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Vanessa Williams, Heather Headley, and Billy Porter.

Additionally, BIV has been featured on "This Week" with John Oliver, "Late Night" with David Letterman, The Miss AmErica Pageant, multiple Tony Awards Telecasts, NBC's hit show "SMASH", "America's Got Talent", and "The Rosie O'Donnell Christmas Special" and has played venues like Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, the Crystal Cathedral, and Constitution Hall.

The Broadway Inspirational Voices released their second album, "Great Joy II: Around the World" last fall. Their new web series, "Broadway Our Way" was launched on YouTube over the summer. For more information, visit BIVoices.org. You can also find them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at handle @BIVoices.



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