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Music for Social Change:
Africa, America, and the
Singing Revolution of Estonia

Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.

Julia Davids, Music Director

The second concert in NSCS’s 82nd season celebrates the power of music as a vehicle for expressing that which cannot be expressed any other way: the forbidden music of one’s own homeland, sung by enormous crowds defying an empire; music to educate and promote healthy actions in the face of an epidemic; music that energizes and amplifies the causes of civil rights, human rights, and the environment. Come ready to be energized and perhaps to be invited to join along with one or more refrains!


Mollie Stone, Educator, Conductor, and expert on Black South African Music

With special guests:

The Chicago Children’s Choir
Hyde Park Presto Ensemble



Va, pensiero, Guiseppi Verdi

Songs from the Singing Revolution – Baltics

Koit, Mihkel Lüdig

Puudutus, Tōnu Kōrvits

Mu isamaa on minu arm, Gustav Ernesaks

Singing for Peace and a Place for Everyone

Earth Song, Frank Ticheli

Even when God is Silent, Michael Horvit

A Prayer for Peace, Kurt Knecht

Songs of protest and freedom – America

We Shall Overcome, arr. Uzee Brown, Jr.

God’s Gonna Set This World on Fire, arr. Moses Hogan and Edwin B. Hogan

Life Every Voice and Sing, J. Rosamund Johnson, arr. Roland Carter

Songs from Africa:


Azi Senzeni Na

Lead with Love


Location: Regina Dominican High School, 701 Locust Rd, Wilmette, IL