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Style · October 1, 2016

Stunning Shenandoah video celebrates NPS’s 100th

Shenandoah National Park
Click above to watch the Shenandoah Valley Children’s Choir performance.
This rendition of a famous song celebrates Shenandoah National Park and the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.

The Shenandoah Valley Children’s Choir recorded this version of “Shenandoah” at the Byrd Welcome Center at Big Meadows on June 20, “Sing Across America Day.”

“We thought it would be fun to create a video that would showcase their work and that iconic song in the beauty of the park,” Park Ranger Claire Comer, an interpretive specialist in the media department, told a reporter from WHSV-TV in Harrisonburg.

“It made me cry,” said park Superintendent Jim Northup, who watched the video alone in his office for the first time. “It is magnificent!”

The video may remind viewers of “I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing,” a TV commercial the late Bill Backer, a Fauquier resident, made for Coca-Cola in 1971.

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Edsaf · October 1, 2016 at 5:38 pm
Kudos to the choir members. Lovely voices. I have visited over half of the National Parks and Shenandoah has a special place in my heart having hiked many miles there -- a lot with my son -- while living in the DC area. I have not visited in a few years, but this video is inspiration. I know the song pre-dates the park by at least a century, yet regardless of the lovely melody I have never understood the meaning -- if any -- behind the lyrics.
BJ · October 1, 2016 at 2:51 pm
A beautiful place and the music/singing is awesome. Sadly, the last time we drove Skyline Drive, and stopped along the road, looking over the edge we saw so much trash, tires, etc. Time for a clean up program. Agree completely with Dr. Iadeluca that we need to do everything possible to keep it beautiful.
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