ST. PAUL — Minnesota Public Radio is inviting everyone across the state to join in Bring the Sing Home at 5:53 p.m. Friday, April 17. At that time, Minnesotans everywhere are invited to step outside or open a window to join their neighbors in a mass rendition of Carole King’s “You’ve Got a Friend.”

“You’ve Got a Friend” will be broadcast simultaneously on Classical MPR, 89.3 The Current and MPR News. Lyrics to “You’ve Got a Friend” and more information can be found at classicalmpr.org/sing. The song will conclude at approximately 6 p.m.

“While COVID-19 prevents us from physically gathering, there are still ways we can make meaningful connections,” said Brian Newhouse, managing director of Classical MPR, in a news release. “One Voice Mixed Chorus’ Jane Ramseyer Miller proposed this wonderful idea, which brings us all together through the power of music.

“Carole King sings ‘ain’t it good to know that you’ve got a friend,’ and with Minnesotans singing these words in unison, I can’t imagine a better way to bring us closer and create a moment of hope in an otherwise dark time.”

Singers are asked to share videos and photos of their own or their neighborhood’s Bring the Sing Home experience with the hashtag #BringtheSingHome. Participants can also post these to the Facebook event page, found under Events on Classical MPR’s Facebook page.