Sarah McLachlan & Students Original Christmas Song Now Downloadable for Free as A Gift Of Music

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"Christmas isn't going to be easy for many this year, so I have decided to give the world a Gift of Music! The students at the Sarah McLachlan School of Music and I have created a new Christmas song that you can download entirely for free! If you can afford a $1 or $5 contribution to our school it would warm my heart as we continue to provide free music lessons to at-risk youth. Happy Holidays!" - Sarah Mclachlan

Sarah McLachlan at the Sarah McLachlan School of Music

When I was growing up, we had music in our schools. It was a given. These days many of these programs are not available. I don’t know what I would have done without music in my life when I was growing up. ~Sarah McLachlan

Sarah McLachlan and students from the Sarah McLachlan School of Music (SoM) gathered to record an original Christmas song and music video featuring original lyrics by student Freya Cirulis (17) with music by SoM students. “Space on the Couch for Two” features the talents of Sarah McLachlan on lead vocals, with background vocals and instruments performed by students.

This song is offered free of charge on the Sarah McLachlan School of Music website:, in the hopes that people’s generosity will allow the Sarah McLachlan School of Music to continue providing exceptional opportunities for at-risk youth to learn music. 100% of the proceeds made from the song will go to support the Sarah McLachlan School of Music.

“Space on the Couch for Two” was a spontaneous creation by students in between shots and setup during a photo shoot with Sarah on November 22, 2011. The song was born when Sarah heard a bar of music that caught her attention and invited the students came together to give life to this very special Christmas song. Freya Cirulis, a 17 year old student at SoM studying songwriting, voice and guitar wrote the first verse on her arm with a black sharpie and finished the verses later at home.

The collaboration between Sarah and the students has resulted in a beautiful song and an amazing experience for each of the students.    

About Sarah McLachlan School of Music

Our story is made up of many voices; from Sarah’s voice, who continues to inspire our vision, to the students, who share their excitement and enthusiasm, to the dedicated team of staff and instructors. The Sarah McLachlan School of Music (SoM) builds self-esteem and fosters creativity through the power of song and sound.

The Sarah McLachlan School of Music (SoM) offers free after-school music instruction for students without access to music education. Our focus is on piano, guitar, percussion, voice, choir, songwriting, music lab and student bands. For more information please visit http://www.SarahSchoolofMusic


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