Sandy Hook Elementary Chorus to Sing “America the Beautiful” at Super Bowl
The chorus from Sandy Hook Elementary School will sing “America the Beautiful” before the Super Bowl between the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens this Sunday.
The chorus will feature 26 students from Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut. The 26 members of the chorus will honor the 26 children and staff members who were killed in the December 14 shooting rampage.
The performance will be part of CBS’s pre-game show and will be broadcast live before Alicia Keys’ national anthem performance.
A few weeks ago, the chorus joined Grammy-nominated singer Ingrid Michaelson to record “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” for the one-month anniversary of the shooting.
According to Rolling Stone magazine, the children of the choir 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.
Pictured: Children of Newton, CT take a break from performing ‘A Song From Sandy Hook’ with Ingrid Michaelson (Rear C), Tina Weymouth (Rear 4th R) and Chris Frantz (Rear 3rd R) of The Tom Tom Club and Talking Heads, and Executive Producer and owner of CBGB Tim Hayes at the home of Frantz and Weymouth on January 14, 2013 in Fairfield, Connecticut. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Tim Hayes)