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'We just want to see love and peace': Choir reunites after 20 years to lift viewers' spirits

Fifteen members of the Kentucky choir, including the former directors, recorded themselves singing “Let there be Peace on Earth” in their own homes.

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When longtime friends Melissa McRae and Collins Scott teamed up to reunite the 2001 Meade County Madrigal Choir, they didn’t have high hopes.

“We thought maybe we’d have 500 views over a couple years, but we’ve had 17,000 views in just a couple of days,” McRae said of the choir’s Facebook video.

Fifteen members of the Kentucky choir, including the former directors, recorded themselves singing “Let There be Peace on Earth” in their own homes.

McRae’s husband was able to edit the videos together to create a beautiful rendition of the song the group once sang at the White House for former President Bill Clinton and First Lady Hillary Clinton.

“It has been very well-received,” McRae said. “There have been many people saying this is just what they needed to hear.”

Scott, who now lives in Florida, said he has received plenty of positive feedback as well.

“It's such a hard year and that’s what Melissa and I were saying,” he said. “We're not celebrities, we don’t have technology like the Backstreet Boys or Hamilton, [who have released their own viral videos] but I feel like the Madrigals were like celebrities in Meade County.”

The group hopes to release another song this fall to continue lifting spirits. McRae said, “everybody loves our nation, including myself, and we just want to see love and peace.”

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