John Lennon: Imagine

Written by Chelsea Shephard


In category: Song of the Day

Published February 8, 2017

We have come to Day Three. Hump Day. To get us over the hump, I must offer you John Lennon’s “Imagine”. I sang this, barefoot, at one of my high school talent shows. Friends of my father, who live in the tiny town I’m from, still remember that performance. Or, at least one of them does. We need this song. Let’s all sing it together. But first, click on that youtube link and let’s listen to the master’s footsteps walking through fog with the woman he loves before he sings his song in a way that guts me, Every. Time. “Imagine all the people livin’ life in peace! […] I wonder if you can…”

John Lennon (+ Yoko)

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Soprano Chelsea Shephard (formerly Morris) was praised by Opera News for her “beautiful, lyric instrument” and “flawless legato” when she performed in NYFOS’s Emerging Artist program in 2015. Come hear her in Picnic Cantata/Dinner at Eight on Feb 18 in Reston, VA or on Feb 21 in NYC.


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