Proceeds from the sale of a new album will be donated to help fund research into a cure.

Some of America’s most acclaimed classical music stars have joined forces to produce a new album; An AIDS Quilt Songbook: Sing for Hope.Spearheaded by American charity Sing for Hope, which uses music to enrich the lives of those in under-privileged communities, proceeds from sales of the record will be donated to The Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR), the world’s leading not-for-profit organisation dedicated to ending the AIDS epidemic through innovative research.

Among the glittering roll-call of contributors for the album are cello virtuoso Yo-Yo Ma, opera star Joyce DiDonato, and principal clarinettist of the New York Philharmonic Anthony McGill. They are joined by A-list actress Sharon Stone, who is the amfAR’s Global Fundraising Chairman, and Hollywood up-and-comer Ansel Elgort, as well many other high profile actors and musicians who have all donated their time and talents to the project.

The AIDS Quit Songbook was first conceived in 1991 by HIV-positive baritone William Parker who famously said, “for singers, we’re being pretty unvocal about AIDS.”  Parker brought together prominent composers and recitalists to premiere...