'What the World Needs Now' Inspiring Performance From Virtual Orchestra

'What the World Needs Now' Inspiring Performance From Virtual Orchestra

Talented students from the Berklee School of Music put on an inspiring virtual performance of the song ‘What the World Needs Now’ written by Burt Bacharach.

“What the world needs now is love, sweet love
It's the only thing that there's just too little of
What the world needs now is love, sweet love
No not just for some but for everyone”

What an incredible performance by such amazing vocalists and musicians! This group didn’t let social distancing stop them from coming together virtually to share some love.

The person who produced, arranged, and edited this video together was Shelbie Rassler. “Just a little something to brighten your day,” she writes about the video. “What started as an idea on my flight home from college ended in a collaboration with some of the most incredible people. I couldn't be more grateful. Please share to help us promote positivity and optimism while we need it most.”

Just a few days after Shelbie found herself at home once her college switched to online classes, she was eager to make this idea work to bring her music community together. She shared the idea on her Facebook page and explained to her friends how it would work. Dozens of musicians responded immediately, saying that they were eager to participate in her project.

“My favorite part about all of this,” Shelbie says, “is the people asking how it's done, because they want to do something like this. While we're in quarantine or whatever everyone is dealing with during these kind of scary and uncertain times, it's the fact that we can still do the things that we love from our home and we can still collaborate and reach out to our friends and be in touch with our friends and create art together."

This inspiring video even reached Burt Bacharach, who said that he felt very proud and honored to see and hear his song performed by the extremely talented students from the Berklee School of Music. “It's great seeing them find ways to be creative and stay connected to each other while maintaining social distance,” he said.

May we all continue to find creative ways to keep showing love and encouragement to our communities!