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Claire Ryann, The Piano Guys perform live in New York to #LightTheWorld

By Whitney Evans, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec 12th, 2017 @ 1:23pm


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SALT LAKE CITY — A group of YouTube sensations is holding a free concert in New York, hoping that as they share their talents, those listening will be inspired to serve.

The free concert, part of the #LightTheWorld service campaign, will include The Piano Guys, vocalist Peter Hollens, violinist Taylor Davis and the little girl who stole the internet's hearts, Claire Ryann. It will be broadcast on YouTube Space New York and on the artists' YouTube pages.

Claire, who won the world over with her rendition of "Part of Your World" will perform Monday in an effort to help others turn their hearts toward service this Christmas season.

While live performances are nothing new for the duo who recently landed on NBC's The Voice, her dad, fellow musician Dave Crosby, hopes her performance of "Let there be Peace on Earth," will spark in others a desire to serve.

The inspiration for the song selection came while Crosby was watching a 60 Minutes special on children in Syria. He saw how miserable they were, and the song came to mind. His daughter's innocence combined with the words of that song just might reach someone who needs it, he thought.

“I just hope that message coming from someone as innocent as Claire will inspire people to help each other and be kind to each other."

The duo will collaborate with other YouTubers to support the #LightTheWorld campaign that is all about service. With the intimate connection they have with their followers, they hope to inspire others to light their corners of the world with service this Christmas season.

Visit the Mormon.org channel for more information on the #LightTheWorld campaign.

Concert details:

Date: Tuesday, Dec. 12

Start time: 3 p.m. Mountain (5 p.m. Eastern)

Location: https://www.youtube.com/yt/space/new-york.html

Estimated run time: 90 mins

Here's a sneak peek at tonight's performers:

The Piano Guys (5.7 million YouTube subscribers; See tonight's concert on their channel)

Peter Hollens (1.7 million YouTube subscribers)

Taylor Davis (2.1 million YouTube subscribers)

Claire Ryann and her father, Dave Crosby (753,000 YouTube subscribers)

Tiffany Alvord (3 million YouTube subscribers)

David Archuleta + Nathan Pacheco (More than 3 million YouTube subscribers)

Lexi Walker (61,000 YouTube subscribers)

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