Unity Concert: Dream

Thursday, February 16 • 7:30 pm

First United Methodist Church Charlotte

501 North Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28202

Charlotte Master Chorale
Kenney Potter, conducting


Unity Concert logo 01 200.pngCharlotte Master Chorale’s Unity Concert series continues with this year’s entry, Dream, centered around the shared hope of our diverse nation, challenging all present to remember our neighborly calling to care for each other, inspiring society to strengthen the ties that bind us together, and urging us not to inflame the conflicts that divide, through a collection of musical works reminding us of our nation’s ideals (André Thomas’s “I Dream a World”), the simple needs of everyday life (Leonard Bernstein’s “Make Our Garden Grow”), and our continued duty to “Take Care of This House” (Bernstein) as we reimagine our monuments (Ayanna Woods’ Shift), and continue striving for the freedom of all (Cynthia Erivo’s “Stand Up” and John Legend’s “Glory”).


I Dream a World
André J. Thomas

Ayanna Woods
1. Refrain
2. Shift
3. Bound

The Dawn’s Early Light
Kile Smith

Kyle Pederson

This Land Is Your Land
Woody Guthrie

Take Care of This House
Leonard Bernstein

Make Our Garden Grow
Leonard Bernstein, arr. Robert Page

Stand Up
Joshuah Campbell & Cynthia Echeumuna-Erivo, arr. Mac Huff

John Legend, Common, & Che Smith, arr. Mark Brymer