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A Beautiful Ariana Grande Cover Got This School Choir Invited To Sing At The Manchester Benefit Concert

You have to hear them sing "My Everything."

We already knew the likes of Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, and Usher would be joining Ariana Grande at the One Love Manchester benefit concert to send love to the victims and families of the May 22 tragedy. That said, we bet you don't know this act: Parrs Wood Harmony Group, a high school choir.

Grande asked the group to join the lineup featuring some of the world's top acts after she herself heard their cover her song "My Everything" — which they performed to help raise money for those who need it in the wake of the suicide bombing which killed 22 and dozens more were injured.

"In a way it was just a way of keeping all of our minds busy — the young people and us adults as well. As singers you sing all the time, so even when something like this happens you want to express your emotions through song," Daniel McDwyer, the musical director, told People.

McDwyer admits that the group is having a mix of emotions leading up to this Sunday's show — and rightfully so since some of the kids were actually at the concert when catastrophe struck. That being said, McDwyer notes that the choir has been amazing throughout everything, and that he's proud of them for being so professional and wanting to do their part.

Just because the world might not know who Parrs Wood Harmony Group is right now, that doesn't stop them from stepping out onto that stage and singing their hearts out. All of the acts share a common goal and that is to use music to heal those who need it most.

"No matter how famous you are we are all there for the same reason, doing it for the same reason — and that's to show our support to anyone that's affected," McDwyer said. "I really think it's going to be a really beautiful tribute."


Check out the choir's moving tribute cover of Ariana Grande's "My Everything":

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