Jodi Benson sings the music of The Little Mermaid at opening of Little Mermaid Attraction at Disneyland Resort
Jodi Benson, the voice of Ariel in The Little Mermaid, recently lent her voice to help save the Mosaic Preparatory Academy’s music department. This was done through a program called Broadway Inspirational Voices (BIV). Both Jodi Benson and BIV are strong supporters of music programs in schools. Part of Jodi Benson’s efforts to save this program involved her singing Part of Your World while students signed what she was singing. This also was appropriate as The Little Mermaid was just released on Blu-Ray Diamond Edition as well (read review here).
This experience was a thrill and honor for the students of Mosaic Preparatory Academy. For many, this was a dream come true. The fact that it also saved a program made for an all around incredible experience.
Mosaic Preparatory Academy is a PreK-6 public elementary school in East Harlem in New York, New York.
How much would you geek out if Jodi Benson sang Part of Your World live to you?
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.