By Gerri Miller | May 22, 2020
“I’m Standing with You,” songwriter Diane Warren’s Oscar-nominated theme from the movie “Breakthrough,” has gone global in a new video in support of the United Nations Foundations COVID-19 Response Fund for the World Health Organization. With iconic international cities and landmarks as a backdrop, more than 170 musical artists from six continents joined forces to perform the song, among them Israeli singer Rita and cantor Ilysia Pierce of Temple of the Arts in Beverly Hills. Arranger Sharon Farber and director Gev Miron, also from Israel, produced the video, which you can stream below.
Also participating are more than 80 Los Angeles-based singers and musicians and members of the Texas Medical Center Orchestra, medical professionals who are working on the front lines during the pandemic.
“Music is a universal language, and a powerful tool to uplift and inspire. During these uncertain times, we have decided to take action and help those in need, those who are isolated at home, those who work tirelessly to mend to others, and all of us who feel the pain of this horrible epidemic,” Farber and Miron said in a statement. “As artists, we can utilize our art and help others by elevating their spirits and at the same time, encourage them to become part of the effort of fighting the novel coronavirus pandemic, by donating to the United Nations Foundation’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization and share their own stories of ‘Standing’ with others by using the hashtag #ImStandingWithYou.”
“I am honored to have my song being used to unite people from around the world and to be involved in such an inspiring project,” added Diane Warren. “Knowing that there are people out there standing with you can be healing and comforting. Being a first responder is a daunting task, and we are here to show support for them and appreciate all that they are doing, and are thinking of all those who are suffering as we stand together.”
To donate to help the global COVID-19 response, visit the website.