Justin Bieber to Manchester: ‘God Is Good in the Midst of the Darkness’

This weekend, pop stars including Justin Bieber joined Ariana Grande for the One Love Manchester benefit concert, an event that honored the victims of a recent terror act at one of her shows and raised money for organizations helping them.

After playing an acoustic version of the song “Cold Water,” Bieber told the 50,000 in attendance to hold on to faith and hope even in the aftermath of tragedy and violence:

I’m not going to let go of hope. I’m not going to let go of love. I’m not going to let go of God. Put your hand up if you’re not going to let go. God is good in the midst of the darkness. God is good in the midst of the evil. God is in the midst, no matter what’s happening in the world, God is in the midst and he loves you and he’s here for you.

Orchestra Turns Justin Bieber Song Into Classical Masterpiece

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Some people love Justin Bieber’s songs, others of us struggle with them.  But Steve Pycroft felt that, while Bieber’s songs had potential, one song in particular coud be raised to a new — and baroque — level.

Pycroft took Bieber’s pop tune “Beauty and Beat” and rearranged it for a performance by the counter-tenor Robin Blaze and the University of York Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir. The song maintains the original lyrics, but has a whole new feel when slowed down and classed up.

It’s a very different type of cover song to the usual I see on YouTube:

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