Close up of CHS choir and Fab 5 students rehearsing.

CHS Choir Reunites with Nashville’s Fab 5

Singers record “Shine” music video for Parkland victims

CHS choir with Nashville's Fab 5 singers at Pearl Cohn High School.The Charlottesville High School Choir recently reconnected with the Fab 5 of Metro Nashville Public Schools. The CHS and Fab 5 singers recorded a joint musical tribute in response to the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

The groups previously collaborated at CHS to record “Right Now (We Need One Another)” in response to the events of August 11-12 in Charlottesville. The inspiring video was featured in the Dave Matthews Band Concert for Charlottesville in the fall.

This time, the musicians wanted to offer a song of healing to the Parkland, Florida community. Using the original song “Shine” which was written by students at Stoneman Douglas High School, the Charlottesville/Nashville singers re-recorded the song in the recording studio of Nashville’s Pearl-Cohn Entertainment Magnet High School. Leadership came from CHS Choir Teacher Will Cooke and Cedric Caldwell, the head of Relentless Entertainment group, the Official Record Label of the MNPS school district.