Loren Allred, the Pittsburgh-born singer, songwriter, whose chart debut ‘Never Enough’ featured on the multi-platinum soundtrack to The Greatest Showman, is joining a host of musicians at ‘The Assembly: A Global Teacher Prize Concert’ in Dubai later this month.
Allred will be sharing the bill with Little Mix, Rita Ora and Liam Payne at the Varkey Foundation hosted event at Dubai Media City Amphitheatre on Saturday 23 March. During her performance Allred will sing both ‘Never Enough’ and ‘This is Me’ from The Greatest Showman soundtrack.
The Varkey Foundation is hosting the concert as a joyful ‘thank you’ to teachers all around the world for the unsung work they do every day. It will be held on the eve of the Global Teacher Prize ceremony, which will recognise one exceptional teacher who has made an outstanding contribution to the profession as well as to shine a spotlight on the important role teachers play in society.
Loren Allred first rose to fame in 2012 in season 3 of the US version of The Voice TV talent show, with Maroon 5 lead singer Adam Levine as her coach. Two years later she was a member of the recording ensemble for the film soundtrack of The Greatest Showman, singing Rebecca Ferguson’s part of Jenny Lind the Swedish Nightingale.
The Greatest Showman soundtrack went on to become the highest selling album in 2018, selling 1.3 million copies in the US alone. Greatest Showman star Hugh Jackman, who played P. T. Barnum in the movie, officially announced the Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize top 10 finalists in February in a video message seen around the world.
Sharing her excitement at joining The Assembly line up, Loren Allred said:
“I am honoured to join the line up for the inaugural Global Teacher Prize Concert. It’s so important to sing the praises of teachers as they do such valuable work, all over the world, in preparing young people to make their own future. This concert is a wonderful way to share this vital message with the next generation, raising their consciousness through the power of music”.
The musicians will also be joined on stage by the top 10 Finalists of the Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize, where the spotlight will turn to the teachers, whose inspirational stories will be shared with a live audience.
The Varkey Foundation believes every child deserves a vibrant, stimulating learning environment that awakens and supports their full potential. We believe nothing is more important to achieving this than the passion and quality of teachers. We founded the Global Teacher Prize to shine a spotlight on the incredible work teachers do all over the world and we continue to play a leading role in influencing education debates on the status of teachers around the world. https://www.varkeyfoundation.org
Details of the Global Teacher Prize and The Assembly: A Global Teacher Prize Concert can be found here: https://www.globalteacherprize.org/
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