The Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles and students from the Creative Planet School of the Arts, got together last week to dedicate a performance to the victims of the Sandy Hook shootings, and the families of Newtown, Connecticut.

The performance of The Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth, originally by Bing Crosby and David Bowie, was recorded live on 15 December, and features harmonisation between 46 students from the School of the Arts, and the Gay Men’s Chorus.

The introduction to the video reads: “The Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles and students from the Creative Planet School of the Arts dedicate this performance to the families of Newtown, Connecticut and to those lives have been changed forever.”

“Our hearts are with you.” It says: “Let there be peace.”

Today, many organisations across the US observed a moment of silence in memory of the Sandy Hook victims, one week on from the shootings.