Concert Welcome from Dr. Nicole Becker, Artistic Director and Executive Director of Every Voice Choirs
I welcome you to Merkin Hall for our seventh annual Peace Seekers concert. Every Voice Choirs performs its winter concert in the week that our nation celebrates the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and in these concerts we seek to honor the legacy of Dr. King and so many others who have dedicated their lives to making our country more fair and more just.
We honor their work with songs from and about the civil rights movement, and we strive to honor it also by creating a space that reflects the values that these visionaries were able to imagine flourishing in a better world.
We share with you tonight a diverse, intergenerational community of people who find joy in singing together, in working toward a common goal, acknowledging how interconnected we are, how much we depend on each other, and how much beauty we can make when we work together.
We begin with “I Dream a World,” based on the poem by Langston Hughes. Thank you for joining us.
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