Legendary Names in Classical and Contemporary Music Join Together to Bring the Healing Power of Art to Children

Legendary Names in Classical and Contemporary Music Join Together to Bring the Healing Power of Art to Children

World-renowned cellist Lynn Harrell and his wife, have assembled a group of music stars to record the recently released album, We'll Paint You a Raindbow, to benefit Save the Children's art education and therapy programs.

Net Proceeds from Album Sales will Benefit Save the Children's HEART Program

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World-renowned cellist Lynn Harrell and opera singer Jessye Norman, who recently collaborated with other artists to produce an album titled,
World-renowned cellist Lynn Harrell and opera singer Jessye Norman, who recently collaborated with other artists to produce an album titled, "We'll Paint You a Rainbow," with proceeds going to the HEARTbeats Foundation and Save the Children's HEART program.

WESTPORT, Conn. (May 9, 2013) — World-renowned cellist Lynn Harrell and his wife, violinist Helen Nightengale, have assembled an unprecedented group of celebrated music stars to record the recently released album titled, We'll Paint You a Rainbow, to benefit Save the Children's art education and therapy programs. Paul Simon, Joan Baez, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Jessye Norman, Christine Brewer, John Williams, the Blind Boys of Alabama, and Harrell are just a few of the musicians who have given their time and talents to record for the album.

Serving as artist ambassadors for the international nonprofit Save the Children's Healing and Education through the Arts, or HEART program, Harrell and Nightengale were determined to do something that would give hope and the promise of a future to at-risk children everywhere.

"The beautiful collection of classics and new songs that are on We'll Paint You a Rainbow were recorded by some of the most revered names in classical and contemporary music," said Lynn Harrell.

"All of these great artists donated their time and talent, in order to help transform the lives of at-risk children through music," said Helen Nightengale. "And we are so grateful to them and their ability to inspire all of us to make change."

Produced by the HEARTbeats Foundation and Nightengale Records, We'll Paint You a Rainbow's 13 tracks offer songs about children and peace. INgrooves Fontana is distributing the digital album, at a variety of online vendors including iTunes and Amazon.com for $9.99 with separate tracks at 99 cents each. A physical CD is available for purchase at www.HeartbeatsForChildren.org. The CD is accompanied by a 20-page full color informational booklet that includes photos and lyrics.

Net proceeds from We'll Paint You a Rainbow will be donated to the HEARTbeats Foundation and to Save the Children's HEART program, which brings the proven power of artistic expression through drawing, painting, music, drama, dance and more to some of the world's most vulnerable children. Save the Children has HEART programs in Haiti, Malawi, Mozambique and Nepal, and is slated to start programs in Ethiopia, Jordan and the West Bank in 2013. To learn more, go here.

Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in more than 120 countries, including the United States. We aim to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives by improving their health, education and economic opportunities. In times of acute crisis, we mobilize rapid assistance to help children recover from the effects of war, conflict and natural disasters. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.


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