Over a billion views have proven that Peter Hollens is a vocal superstar! He is constantly producing new performances and arrangements that resonate with his followers. So many have enjoyed his talent, and he does it again in his version of ‘Shenandoah.’
Standing on the banks of the river being covered in a gentle snowfall, Peter sings the heartfelt lyrics, ‘Oh Shenandoah, I long to see you.’ He is the lead vocalist, but he also provides all of the harmony background voices.
Peter effectively becomes his own choir. Mixing the familiar melody with some jazzy chord changes adds flair to this classic tune. Peter is dressed in all black as snowflakes fall on his jacket.
There’s a beautiful middle section of the song that features tremendous harmony and blend. Peter is surrounded by stunning landscapes, and he sings from a bridge and along a snow-covered road.
Peter has a degree in vocal music performance, and while he was at school, he started an acapella group called ‘On The Rocks.’ They represented the University of Oregon, and you can hear their influence on Peter’s current work.
Peter isn’t just a great singer; he also crafts the acapella harmonies and develops the chord progressions underneath each melody. He has appeared with countless musicians and vocalists, including a stint on Broadway in the musical ‘Home for the Holidays, Live on Broadway.’
‘Shenandoah’ is a traditional folk song that honors the majestic Missouri River. Peter delivers the music with emotion and heartfelt sentiment. His voice soars through the song lifting the spirits of everyone who hears it!