It’s truly magnificent when people lend their talents to honor the memory of fallen soldiers and victims of war.
This stunning rendition of “When You Believe,” a song from the film The Prince of Egypt, will most likely move you to tears based solely on the sheer beauty of the angelic voices of the children who sing it. But when you find out why they’re singing the song, and where they’re singing it, you’ll be running for the Kleenex box.
The One Voice Children’s Choir is a non-profit organization comprised of children ages four through seventeen who live in Northern Utah. The group recently traveled to Omaha Beach and Brittany American Cemetery and Memorial in Normandy, France in order to perform this song dedicated to the soldiers who fought in World War II, as well as honoring the millions of Jewish victims who died during the Nazi Holocaust.
The choir performs the stirring song while standing on the very sands where the D-Day Invasion took place on June 6, 1944. While the beaches of Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno, and Sword Beaches look beautiful and inviting, it’s impossible not to think of the blood spilled there as Allied forces fought to gain a foothold in Continental Europe against the Nazis.
To illustrate that, while time eases the pain of loss, we never forget those who have fought for our freedoms and the lives that were lost, the children’s choir sang this song in English, Hebrew, and French. Conductor Masa Fukuda arranged and produced this amazing rendition of the song.
Here is a sampling of the song’s uplifting lyrics:
There can be miracles
When you believe
Though hope is frail
It’s hard to kill
Who knows what miracles
You can achieve
When you believe
Somehow you will
You will when you believe
With its soaring aerial photography and beautifully costumed child vocalists, the video is truly a joy to behold! It has currently been viewed over 3 million times on YouTube, and we hope you’ll find it as inspirational as we did!