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Vernon-based mother and son opera singers release breathtaking duet

Justin Moore has released another duet, only this time it's with his mom Melina Shein.
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February 02, 2020 - 12:56 PM

Justin Moore is tapping into a winning formula he discovered last month and releasing a duet with his mom, Melina Schein.

Today, they released a video of their performance of Prayer, a song originally performed by Josh Groban and Celine Dion.

It’s a bit of switch from the Ed Sheehan song he performed with his dad, Paul Moore, last month, that went viral.

This time my mom is singing the pop part and I am singing opera,” he said.

Both of Moore's parents are Julliard trained and have been performing in the Okanagan for years. He’s performed this song many times with his mom and knows it strikes a chord with the audience.

It’s also meaningful to him.

“It’s one of my all-time favourite pieces of music — it’s a masterpiece,” he said.

“For me, the chords and the music trigger something in my brain and I remember being seven years old watching my parents on stage and singing the same song …  to be old enough now to be able to take my dad’s role in that song is very meaningful to me.”

While there’s no way to know if he will find the same success with this duet as he did with the last, Justin thinks it will be and wants it to be for a good cause.

This time he will be raising funds for NONA, the North Okanagan Neurological Association.

Helping that cause and being able to perform for an engaged audience is already changing his life.

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