Students from the Sandy Hook Elementary School choir recently teamed with singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson on a version of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” in tribute to their friends and neighbors killed in a shooting spree December 14th in Newtown, Connecticut.
The children and Michaelson recorded the song in the home studio of Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz of Talking Heads and the Tom Tom Club, who are longtime Connecticut residents. Now you can watch this sweet video that documents the recording session – as well as an impromptu snowball fight afterward.
“Having the children come today with their parents, all of them having the idea that this was their gift to the other families of Sandy Hook, it was very enriching for us,” Weymouth says in the clip. The track is now available to download, with proceeds going to the Newtown Youth Academy and United Way of Western Connecticut. Michaelson and the choir performed the song today on Good Morning America.