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Sandy Hook Chorus to Sing "America the Beautiful" at Super Bowl

A few weeks ago the chorus recorded at the home studio of members of the Talking Heads

By Dmitry Kiper
|  Wednesday, Jan 15, 2014  |  Updated 5:24 PM EDT
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The chorus from Sandy Hook Elementary School will sing "America the Beautiful" before Sunday's Super Bowl between the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens, The Associated Press reported.

The chorus features 26 children from Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., where 20 first-graders and six adults were killed in a shooting rampage last month.

The performance will be part of CBS's pre-game show and will be broadcast live.

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A few weeks ago, the chorus joined Grammy-nominated singer Ingrid Michaelson to record "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" for the one-month anniversary of the shooting.

According to Rolling Stone magazine, the children of the choir and Michaelson recorded the song in the home studio of Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz of Talking Heads and the Tom Tom Club, who are longtime Connecticut residents.

You can download the track here. Proceeds will go to benefit the Newtown Youth Academy and the United Way of Western Connecticut.

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