Music has a way of uplifting the spirit. But music sang by a group of crisp children’s voices is angelic and heartwarming.
One such group of our generation is the One Voice Children’s Choir, and their cover of “I can Only Imagine” by MercyMe is simply wonderful.
You have to hear it to truly understand how awe-inspiring, whole new level of music this cover is.
Humble Beginnings and Growth of the One Voice Children’s Choir
When Masa Fukuda first organized a children’s choir for the 2002 Winter Olympics, he had a dream of a first-class choir whose sounds would uplift nations across generations. From this small group in Salt Lake City, Utah, it has since grown to more than 100 children, all between the ages of 5 and 18.
From the Winter Olympics in 2002, One Voice Children’s Choir has now become a household name. The choir has graced our screens on America’s Got Talent and sang for President Obama. It has had opportunities to travel to more than 100 countries all over the world.
“I Can Only Imagine” As Performed by One Voice Children’s Choir
The choir did an entirely new video of the song. The scene opens up to children who are well dressed for the cold, singing at a snow-flecked mountain base field. The scene transforms to members singing in homes, award ceremony and in church.
The song showcases a range of skills and talents. There are singers, instrumentalists, and even ballerinas! The 11 child soloists do the song a whole lot of justice, accompanied by the sounds of stringed instruments played by 20 child violinists. Everything comes together so beautifully! This cover has more than 9 million views on YouTube.
The One Voice Children’s Choir Family
The children see the choir as a second family and it shows in their interactions and joy. They are not segregated into age groups. Rather, each child is allowed to showcase their own unique talent, which all merge together to form a unified act.
Today, the choir composed original songs and they are open to collaborations with other artists. You can always catch up with them on their social media platforms and join their fan base. From their social accounts, it seems like they regularly post their newest works for you to enjoy.