Saturday Night Live paid tribute to the 28 people who lost their lives in Newtown, Connecticut on Friday morning — just 60 miles from the show’s New York City stage — in a bittersweet opening monologue last night.
The New York City Children’s Choir performed Silent Night, both a holiday song and one that has been sung by mourners in Newtown.
It was a tasteful performance, the likes of which the entertainment business and celebrities would be good to copy. Both Fox and SyFy rescheduled controversial episodes of TV shows in the wake of the tragedy and Paramount rescheduled the premiere of Jack Reacher, an action film starring Tom Cruise that about a sniper who kills innocent people. Barry Manilow even rescheduled a concert. (Rick Ross didn’t fare as well in the sensitivity department at a show on Friday night.)
Here’s the performance by the New York City Children’s Choir:
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