Our good friend, Chris Lennertz, who grew up knowing Fr. Tom through his Father, Dr. Jim Lennertz , who teaches Political Science at Lafayette College, performed the impossible: he gathered dozens of the world's most famous composers and musicians to create a beautiful symphony to benefit Hands Together.
Here are the details on the album and the DVD, and the links to order it form I-Tunes and Amazon. Every cent generated from the sale of the album goes to Hands Together.
"A SYMPHONY OF HOPE: THE HAITI PROJECT" -- TO HELP PEOPLE OF HAITI, YEAR AFTER EARTHQUAKE
Available on iTunes September 27 and CD On Demand (Amazon) October 4
(Los Angeles, CA) – Oscar®, Tony, Grammy and Emmy-winning composers have completed "A Symphony of Hope: The Haiti Project," a musical collaboration to benefit the victims of last year’s earthquake in Haiti. Produced by Christopher Lennertz and Steve Schnur, the album features the unique musical voices of 25 composers, in addition to 90 musicians and a 60-person choir. Composers include Marvin Hamlisch (The Informant, A Chorus Line, The Way We Were) John Debney (The Passion of the Christ, Bruce Almighty, Iron Man 2), Christopher Young (Spiderman 3, The Grudge) and Dave Grusin (The Milagro Bean Field War, The Fabulous Baker Boys). All proceeds will go through partner charity, Hands Together.
"A Symphony of Hope" is available exclusively on iTunes beginning September 27 and at CD On Demand (Amazon) October 4. A short trailer on the project is available on the site at www.haitisymphony.com
The musical team consists of over 200 artists, music executives, supporting recording engineers, copyists and music editors, all of whom volunteered their time and expertise. The symphony is initially based on a Haitian melody.Each composer contributed additional 8-32 bars of music to the piece and passed it along to the next composer, creating a symbolic lending hand passing to another lending hand. Conducted by Lucas Richmond and featuring soloists Lizbeth Scott (Passion of The Christ) and Carmen Twillie (The Lion King). Other artists that participated include Grammy Award Winner Arturo Sandoval, Emmy Award Winner Beau Bridges and Lucy Schwartz.
A Symphony of Hope: The Haiti Project - Lucas Richman & Symphony of Hope
Classical - Released: 2011