Hayley sings 'Pie Jesu' at US National Memorial Day Concert

30 May 2011

VIDEO: Hayley Westenra - Pie Jesu [now HD and improved audio]
(to see the complete 19 minute 'Vietnam' segment scroll down or click here)

Hayley Westenra Hayley Westenra sang Andrew Lloyd Webber's 'Pie Jesu' yesterday before a huge audience at the National Memorial Day Concert in Washington DC. You can join in the discussion about it in the HWI forum, click here. Many thanks to HWI member TimJ for providing our initial video footage of this)


HWI member Bill R (amptique), who watched the concert as it happened, said:

Hayley's performance of 'Pie Jesu' was a perfect finish to the very emotional story of a young woman's quest to learn about her father who was killed in Vietnam . Then to follow her performance with the lone bugle playing taps was very powerful. In my opinion, Hayley had the most difficult part of the concert to perform and she was outstanding. 

We can now show you that entire 19 minute 'Vietnam' segment, it is very moving and it culminates in Hayley's performance of Pie Jesu, followed by the lone bugler. The people involved are: Michelle Baugh, daughter of Richard Githens who died in Vietnam when she was a baby, and his fellow soldier and friend Chuck Gregoire. Their moving story is told by Gary Sinese and actress AJ Cook. Needs a 1 mbps Internet connection to view at its best.

VIDEO: National Memorial Day Concert 2011 (Vietnam segment)
19 minute video including near the end: Hayley Westenra - Pie Jesu

 

Here are a few photos we have created from the high quality video recording posted on Youtube by channel zpfxlrdnajs to whom many thanks . Click for larger versions.

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