Have you and your children ever dreamed of seeing Jodi Benson, the voice of Ariel, sing live?
That dream came true for the lucky students of Mosaic Preparatory Academy, a PreK-6 public elementary school located in the heart of East Harlem in New York City. Broadway Inspirational Voices (BIV) recently helped save Mosaic's music department and Jodi Benson lent her voice to the cause.
Jodi and BIV are both supporters of music in school and recognize the importance of the arts in a well rounded curriculum. Please take a look at the featurette below. The students sign “Part of Your World” as Jodi sings to celebrate music in school and the recent Blu-ray release of The Little Mermaid: Diamond Edition.
BROADWAY INSPIRATIONAL VOICES:
Founded in December of 1999, Broadway Inspirational Voices is a gospel ensemble comprised of actors performing on and off Broadway. Some of the shows represented are Annie, Avenue Q, Book of Mormon, Cinderella, Kinky Boots, The Lion King, Motown The Musical, Pippin, and Wicked.
Broadway Inspirational Voices (BIV) has been seen on the Smash, America’s Got Talent, 2009 Tony Awards, Today Show, Vanessa Williams Total Request Live, The Rosie O’Donnell Show, The 2000 Tony Awards, and in concerts on Broadway, Carnegie Hall, City Center, Constitutional Hall in Washington, D.C. and the Crystal Cathedral in Anaheim, California. This versatile choir has performed with such musical greats as: Elton John, Patti Labelle, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Vanessa Williams, Stephanie Mills and Oleta Adams.
The mission of Broadway Inspirational Voices is to raise awareness, provide spiritual support, and to help raise funds for people in need. We lift our voices as a multi-ethnic choir of singers, actors, and dancers from some of the top performers on Broadway, national tours, and regional theatre.
This post is written by Sarah Coulsey. She is a Wife, and Mother of two boys living in New England. This post may contain affiliate links.