An opportunity has presented itself for all of you Wizard of Oz fans out there—and it’s about to go viral.
The legendary Boston Pops is inviting all of America to join in on a nationwide virtual sing-a-long. The orchestra celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2010 and is tipping their hats to the next 125 years by including fans with a love for a classic, Academy-Award-winning song in each of their performances.
Famous for ending concerts with a sing-a-long for the entire audience, the Pops orchestra will end each night’s performance this season, which begins May 11, with (hopefully) you singing Over the Rainbow. The Pops is asking for video submissions of fans singing The Wizard of Oz classic for inclusion in a video collage to be shown at Pops performances throughout the season as well as on the Boston Pops website, and Facebook and YouTube pages.
You may not know it, but Lemon Grove isn't that far from the actual Oz. That’s right, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz writer, , is said to have drawn inspiration from Coronado, specifically the , for his Emerald City.
So start channeling your inner Judy Garland and make a video!
In order to participate, simply post a video of you (or a group) singing Over the Rainbow on YouTube and email the link, along with contact info and geographical location, to email@example.com.
“Videos can be by individuals or groups, accompanied or not,” said Kathleen Drohan, associate director of public relations for the Boston Pops. “Participants of all ages are welcome and video submissions are due by Saturday, April 26.”
So send in your videos—show everyone what it’s like to live somewhere “over the rainbow.” That somewhere just might be Lemon Grove!
Click here for more information about submitting your videos to the Boston Pops. And to learn more about Baum in Coronado.