Senior Chorus Inspires With Uplifting Rendition Of 'What A Wonderful World'

This video is of the Seniors Dream Chorus singing ‘What a Wonderful World.’ 

This song was performed live at the 2024 Next Generation Barbershop Junior Chorus Festival presented by the Barbershop Harmony Society in January 2024 in New York City.  

The chorus consists of two women and 14 men who harmonize beautifully together. 

‘What a Wonderful World’ was first recorded by Louis Armstrong and released in 1967. While the song gained popularity in the UK, it didn’t in the United States. However, the song was reissued as a single in 1988 after it was heard in the film Good Morning, Vietnam. 

The lyrics begin with:

“I see trees of green

Red roses too

I see them bloom

For me and you”

And eventually lead into “What a wonderful world…” 

The song is about how there are so many good things to focus on in the world. There is so much color and beauty, from the trees to the rainbows. It can remind us about God’s creation and all he has made for us to enjoy here on earth.

In daily life, we can get so focused on the negative, but if we take the time to look around and see what is out there, we can truly see the beauty in the world and enjoy it. 

‘What a Wonderful World’ is a beautiful choice as a piece for a chorus to sing in a live performance. Many people in the audience would be familiar with the song, and it flows effortlessly, using different harmonies. 

“But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee; and the fowls of the air, and they shall tell thee: Or speak to the earth, and it shall teach thee: and the fishes of the sea shall declare unto thee. Who knoweth not in all these that the hand of the LORD hath wrought this? In whose hand is the soul of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind.” - Job 12: 7-10

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