Together in Song

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"I Have a Dream"

Martin Luther King’s mother was a choir director and his father was a preacher. Martin Jr, was noted to have a “fine clear singing voice” when he was just four years old. So it’s no accident that his speeches and writings are filled with references to music, and it was the distinctly musical style of speaking that made him one of this century’s greatest and most persuasive orators.

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

Oh,Glory
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

Strange Fruit
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


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ABOUT TOGETHER IN SONG

Together in Song is a celebration of the art - and community - of choruses, featuring performances drawn from choirs around the world and from right here in New England.

Join host Anthony Trecek-King on Classical New England each Sunday at 6pm, and listen on-demand below.





There’s a reason choral music has been called "The First Art." The simple act of joining voices together - be it in devotion, in sorrow, or in celebration - is one of the oldest impulses of the human community. It has given rise to some of the greatest works of Western art over the centuries, and programs like Glee on television and the phenomenal popularity of college a cappella groups reflect the irresistible vitality of choral music.

Together in Song is a celebration of both choral music and of the myriad ensembles and personalities who present it, woven together by host Anthony Trecek-King, artistic director of the Boston Children’s Chorus.

Tune in each Sunday at 6pm and listen on-demand to choral art through legendary and recent recordings, as well as performances from our own New England back yard.

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