Classical star Carly Paoli has teamed up with a choir formed of members of the Armed Forces, who have been affected by their service, on her latest single, Liberty.
As previously reported in The Universe, Ms Paoli, whose rendition of Ave Maria was chosen as the official song for Pope Francis’ Jubilee Year of Mercy, is set to release a live album of her debut UK headline performance, recorded at Cadogan Hall, in Chelsea, on 15th February 2018.
Liberty, as well as being released as a standalone single, will feature as the bonus track on Ms Paoli’s aforementioned forthcoming album, Live At Cadogan Hall.
The Invictus Games Choir, who feature on the track, are a community choir for serving and veteran personnel from all services, who are wounded, injured or sick, to help them in their recovery.
Supported by Help for Heroes, the choir’s rehearsals and performance opportunities build confidence and provide a creative outlet to help support the choir members.
The choir were given the opportunity to sing on Ms Paoli’s latest single, Liberty, after Ms Paoli met members of the Invictus Games Choir at the 2018 Soldiering On Awards. Ms Paoli felt the lyrics reflected the endeavours of the group and asked if they would like to record backing vocals to enhance the track.
“It’s really special to have the choir singing with me, they have all experienced so much more than I could ever imagine,” Ms Paoli told The Universe.
“The words in Liberty say ‘from ashes…we’ll rise above it all’ and the members of the choir are the epitome of individuals who have done just that in different circumstances and situations. Being together as a choir exemplifies that unity and the healing power of music. Every so often a song comes along that has a powerful message. This is such a song and I don’t think there could be a more powerful group of people to share such a strong message with.”
Liberty is out now as a standalone single. It will also be included on Live At Cadogan Hall, released on 24th August 2018 on ABIAH Music.
Picture: Carly Paoli. (Republic Media).