The London Gay Men's Chorus (LGMC) will
release a cover of Bridge Over Troubled Water to benefit the
victims of last week's mass shooting in a gay nightclub in Orlando.
The choir will release its version of
Simon & Garfunkel's hit on Friday.
Proceeds from the sale of the song will
benefit the Pulse Victims Fund and Galop, a London-based group which
works to reduce hate crimes directed at the UK's LGBT community.
Forty-nine people died and dozens were
injured when a lone gunman opened fire in the Pulse nightclub.
The choir performed the single at a
packed vigil last week in London to remember the victims. Footage
of the performance went viral.
“The attack on the Pulse nightclub in
Orlando sent shockwaves through the whole LGBT community,” said
LGMC artistic director Simon Sharp. “The LGMC responded in the
only way we could: through song.”
Sharp said that the response to the
performance was “overwhelming.”
“We were truly overwhelmed by the
public response to our performance at the Soho vigil and want to do
everything we can to raise money for the victims of the Orlando
attack and for victims of LGBT hate crime in the UK,” Sharp
The release is will be available for
purchase on all major digital platforms.
stars record What
the World Needs Now is Love
to benefit Orlando LGBT community.)