"I Have a Dream"
That style is most perfectly realized in his “I Have a Dream" speech delivered a half-century ago. In this special edition of Together in Song, we’ll mark the 50th Anniversary of Dr. King’s landmark address on the Washington Mall, and hear his message – and even his words – put to music.
Cathy Fuller guest hosts this special edition of the program that includes performances by usual host Anthony Trecek-King and his Boston Children's Chorus.
Wade in the Water
Melinda Dolittle, vocals
Deep River, from A Child of Our Time
Boston Children's Chorus Premiere Choir and Young Men's Ensemble
Denyce Graves, mezzo-soprano; Clark Atlanta University Choir, Marvin Mills, piano and conductor
Free At Last
Harlem Spiritual Ensemble
"Letter from the Birmingham Jail" and other selected speech excerpts, accompanied by "Ain' Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me 'Round" and "We Shall Overcome"
Sweet Honey in the Rock; Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
We Shall Overcome
Morehouse and Spelman College Glee Clubs, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Andre Raphel Smith, conductor
Ho Boys Cancha Line 'Em
Brandon Miles, soloist; Boston Children's Chorus Young Men's Ensemble
Boston Children's Chorus Premiere Choir (Women), Anthony Trecek-King
Battle of Jericho
Boston Children's Chorus Premiere Choir and Young Men's Ensemble, Anthony Trecek-King
King Fit the Battle of Alabam'
Irving Bunton Singers with Duke Ellington and his Band
"Anthem" and "The Sermon" from Done Made My Vow
James Carter, narrator; Janice Chandler, soprano; Gregory Hopkins, tenor; Darren Caulfield, boy soprano; Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Morgan State University Choir, Daniel Hege, conductor
"Dreams" from Dream Trilogy
Boston Children's Chorus Premiere Choir, Anthony Trecek-King