Like everyone else on the planet, Toronto’s Choir! Choir! Choir! were devastated to hear that Prince had died. To pay their respects, they invited 1999 singers to Massey Hall in Toronto on Monday, May 2, and, over the course of a couple hours, they learned thearrangement to When Doves Cry. It was a beautiful and emotional evening that included a performance of Purple Rain by Sabrina Wan + Brad McGoey from the Regent Park School of Music, and a sighting of Le Petit Prince. After all the parts came together, they shot this video, which is the next best thing to having been in the room. Then they went to Yonge-Dundas Square to sing it one more time.
I was at Massey Hall, and it was an emotional, killer evening. This is what is sounds like when his fans sing and cry.