I Dream a World
Friday, February 19th, 2021—In honor of Black History Month, Syracuse Academy of Science High School Choir collaborated with Christian Brothers Academy to create this virtual choir performance that will leave you in complete amazement! The students recorded André J. Thomas's "I Dream a World." The basis of this song comes from the text of world renowned poet, novelist, fiction writer and playwright, Langston Hughes, who is influential to the students at both Syracuse Academy of Science High School and Christian Brothers Academy.
During the months of January and February students at both schools met over Zoom to rehearse with their peers and teachers, Ms. Carlson and Mrs. Moore. During their rehearsal, students would also discuss the meaning of Langston Hughes’ text and how it relates to their hopes and dreams for the world in 2021. Some of their hopes include: being more compassionate, being patient with one another, showing empathy and of course being able to sing together again (sometime soon). We are excited and thrilled to have created a recording that showcases a contemporary choral composer and the text of an important poet.
Without further ado, enjoy this virtual choir performance from Syracuse Academy of Science High School Choir and Christian Brothers Academy Select Chorus, directed by Ms. Lexi Carlson and Mrs. Erin Moore, with piano accompanist Dan Miller.