Voices’ Video Goes Viral

Thursday, May 25, 2017
Danny Murray, center, directing the Voices of Lee during their recording of “No Longer Slaves,” the video that has gone viral in the last 10 days
Danny Murray, center, directing the Voices of Lee during their recording of “No Longer Slaves,” the video that has gone viral in the last 10 days

Lee University’s elite A Cappella group Voices of Lee posted video of a recording of Bethel Music’s “No Longer Slaves,” written by Jonathan David and Melissa Helser and arranged by Voices member Kadison Beaver, to its Facebook page. The video has since been viewed over 6 million times. 

The video was posted on Voices’ Facebook page on Sunday, May 14, and within 24 hours had over one million views. To date, the video has been viewed there more than 5 million times with over 100 ,000 shares. Lee University also posted the video on its Facebook page where it has received an additional one million views. 

“We are blown away by all the love and support that’s been shown since we posted this recording,” said Danny Murray, Voices of Lee director. “We knew this project would touch lives, and we have been humbled by the thousands of calls, comments, requests, and testimonies that keep pouring in.” 

The recording is a continuation of the Voices of Lee A Cappella worship series. 

Voices of Lee was founded in 1994. The group was propelled into the spotlight on NBC’s season one of the Sing-Off in 2009. Since then the ensemble has been invited to sing at various festivals, including the Shang Hai International Music Festival. They have toured Europe with concerts at the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris and England’s Ely Cathedral and have been featured performers for Christmas at the White House and the 2013 Presidential Inauguration.  

To view the original recording, visit https://www.facebook.com/VoicesofLeeOfficial/ or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QANH8MWuyaE&feature=youtu.be 

The recording is available for purchase on iTunes, Spotify and Amazon Music. 

To find out more about Voices of Lee, visit http://www.voicesoflee.com/, follow on Facebook, or call 614-8320.
 



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