EDMusos Sing for a Whole New ED World Post-COVID

“After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.”

Aldous Huxley

About EDMusos

The ED Musos are a group of health care workers from Emergency Departments in Australia and New Zealand. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we turned to making music together to lighten our moods, connect with others and to give us the strength to show up to work each day.

Introducing ED Musos
Video Info

This song was performed in July 2020 by health care workers in Australia, Aotearoa New Zealand, the UK and the USA.

We send our love and support to everyone who has felt the impact of COVID-19.

We made this video in our own time.

Together, we hope for a brighter future.

#wholenewED @EDMusos

Lyrics by Natalie May , Sue Herzberg , Sue Ieraci, Simon Judkins, Jane Munro and Clare Skinner
Music score by Jane Hart, Clare Skinner and Christopher Wiseman
Based on ‘A Whole New World’ , Music by Alan Menken , Lyrics by Tim Rice , © Walt Disney Music Company.

It debuted virtually yesterday at the DFTB’s acute paediatric care conference,.

Joy Is the Best Distraction

So one Sunday evening in July last month, I sung my heart (and my performance anxiety) out to a re-versioned cover of Disney’s A Whole New World in the Alladin movie. And so did everyone else in this choir and this video is the result. They are people I respect. I love the end result. Amidst what has felt like a heartbreaking pandemic at times in Melbourne, being part of EDMusos has been a balm for the soul.

Funny and serious all at the same time. I laughed , and laughed at myself at the multiple video takes before I finally just stopped stressing and just accepted my imperfections. I laugh when I write this part because that might be an understatement.

EDMusos sing for a whole new ED World post-COVID. If watching this brings a smile to your face and makes you laugh, please share the aloha (the love) with those you love and care about, and people you don’t know. My friends and I certainly had a laugh when they saw my performance, and that was a great feeling. Too much. Every bit of dress up came from whatever I could find in my wardrobe.

It has been a privilege to be a part of this. Music has been part of my life since I was born, thanks to my mother. It’s my happy place. It is like having my mother around me, covering me with her love, when I do things like this…and especially if it brings cheer to others, as well. It gives me comfort, joy, peace and laughter, when I need it.

Watch the credits at the end to see the names of these ED stars involved in front and behind the scenes.

#EDMUSOS Rocks. #COVID19Wellbeing.

EDMusos sing for a whole new ED World post-COVID.

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2 Replies to “EDMusos Sing for a Whole New ED World Post-COVID”

  1. clareskinner1 says:

    Thank you for your beautiful performance Vienna. I also feel lucky to have music as a big part of my life. x

  2. Vienna Richards says:

    Oh no, thank you Clare for this project. It was a wonderful experience and such a privilege, thank you. Sorry I was going to send you this link later, as this was my way of sharing that slice of joy. x


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