Charlotte Master Chorale Philip Biedenbender, pianist Bechtler Ensemble Mary Akerman, Sal Contrino, Patrick Lui, & Bob Teixeira, guitar Tanja Bechtler, cello Kenney Potter, conducting
Charlotte Master Chorale’sUnity 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”).
Free parking is available at the 525 Parking garage on 9th Street between Tryon and Church Streets. It's free for church members and visitors. The gate arms are raised between 8:00 pm and 10:00 pm, so you shouldn't need a ticket unless you think you might be leaving early. If you take a ticket and bring it inside, we can validate it for you. Once inside the garage, you'll see two elevators with signs for First United Methodist Church. Take the elevator on your left. It will take you directly to the sanctuary.