Phil Springer, composer of “Santa Baby,” talks with journalist Sarah Pilla about his new project: The Last Legacy of E.Y. “Yip” Harburg, a DVD/CD collection of the songs Phil wrote with Yip. The segment aired on May 23, 2020 on Spectrum News 1, Los Angeles.
Although California’s annual Chino Valley Unified School District (CVUSD) Choral Festival—originally scheduled for Wednesday, March 18—had been cancelled, the Chino Hills HS Chamber Singers demonstrated resilience by recording their individual a cappella portion of Yip Harburg and Harold Arlen’s classic “Over the Rainbow” in their separate homes, and through technology were able to appear together as a family again. Their harmonious performance was shared online for the CVUSD community with the goal of spreading hope and cheer during this difficult time. Even after 80+ years, it’s the song people sing in times of trouble.