Berklee Student's 'Virtual Orchestra' Sings While Social Distancing

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — A Boston Conservatory at Berklee student put together a "virtual orchestra" of 74 of her friends and classmates to perform a classic song of love and healing.

Shelbie Rassler, a senior majoring in composition and 2019 Presser Scholar, produced, arranged, and edited the video of the students singing and playing "What the World Needs Now Is Love" by the songwriting team of Burt Bacharach and Hal David.

The song is just as appropriate in this time of global crisis now as when it was written at the height of the Vietnam War.

"What started as an idea on my flight home from college ended in a collaboration with some of the most incredible people," Rassler wrote in a tweet shared by Berklee College of Music. "I couldn't be more grateful. Please share to help us promote positivity and optimism while we need it most <3"

Check out the video here:

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