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Christina Aguilera Releases New Single As A Tribute To The Orlando Victims. 


Christina Aguilera, The ChangeTonight I heard a newly released single by Christina Aguilera on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360

Entitled “Change“, the song played during a CNN video montage of the victims and their families. It tore my heart to pieces. It was gut-wrenching to see these beautiful people ripped from our lives through such a senseless tragedy. And the suffering that their family members are enduring in the wake of this tragedy.  

The lyrics sensitively spoke to the current climate in today’s world, where everyone – young, old, rich or poor – is struggling  to comprehend and attempting to find a solution where peace and love overcome rage and hatred. 

It was wonderful to learn from EW.Com that numerous artists recorded or will be recording songs in memory of the Orlando victims, including Melissa Etheridge who wrote a song called “Pulse” and Broadway stars like Lin-Manuel Miranda, Audra McDonald, and Idina Menzel who will be collaborate on a new version of “What The World Needs Now Is Love“. 

Here are Christina’s words upon release of “Change“, courtesy of her website:

“The horrific tragedy that occurred in Orlando continues to weigh heavily on my mind. “I am sending so much love and so many prayers to the victims and their families. Like so many, I want to help be part of the change this world needs to make it a beautiful inclusive place where humanity can love each other freely and passionately.”

Christina co-wrote the track with Fancy Hagood and Flo Reutter. All proceeds from download sales will be donated to the National Compassion Fund to benefit the victims and the families of those who died in Orlando.

You can download the song on iTunes HERE

Below is the official video of the song. I will add the CNN video when it is available. 

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Rosanne (Giallonardo) Simunovic began her musical career in Timmins, Ontario. She studied piano with Anne Pizzale and later, at an advanced level, with Soeur Anita Vaugeois (Sister Cecile of Les Soeurs De L’Assomption in Timmins). Her vocal and accompaniment skills were nurtured by her aunt, the late Dorothea Mascioli. When Rosanne graduated from O’Gorman High School, she moved on to the University of Toronto where she continued her piano and vocal studies while attaining a Bachelor of Arts Degree. She was hired as a piano accompanist for several musical companies, most notably, the National Ballet Of Canada. She presently holds an A.R.C.T. Teacher’s Diploma in Voice from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. Rosanne has studied choral conducting with numerous well known Canadian Conductors, including Wayne Riddell of Montreal, Quebec and the internationally renowned Dr. Elmer Iseler. She has been a founding member of numerous community-based arts organizations: the Timmins Arts Council, later known as Arts & Culture Timmins, the Timmins Symphony Orchestra, and, the Timmins Youth Singers…as well as the TYS Alumnus choir, the Timmins Concert Singers. In 1987, she was also selected to be the conductor of the Timmins Board Of Education Choir, comprised of talented students from Grades 5 to 8. In 1988, she was elected to the Board Of Directors of the Ontario Choral Federation (now known as Choirs Ontario), where she served as Chair of the Festivals Committee for six consecutive seasons. In 1996, in honour of the Ontario Choral Federation’s 25th Anniversary, Rosanne was selected as one of 25 recipients of the OCF’s Distinguished Service Award for outstanding contribution to the choral art. The ceremony was presided by Lieutenant Governor, Hal Jackman. In November 1997, Rosanne Simunovic was selected by the Rotary Club Of Timmins to receive the prestigious Paul Harris Award for her years of dedication to the artistic development of young musical talent in Timmins. In August of 2002, Rosanne Simunovic was selected by the Board Of Directors of Choirs Ontario to serve as Conductor of both the Provincial Junior and Teen Choir Camps, now renamed in honour of the Camp Benefactors, Don and Lillian Wright. In November 2002, Rosanne was the one of the recipients of the Commemorative Medal for the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, honouring her work in the development of the arts in Timmins. Under Rosanne Simunovic’s direction, the Timmins Youth Singers and the Timmins Concert Singers have been featured in numerous choral festivals and performing opportunities outside of Timmins. In 1985, they were selected to partici

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