The Edison High School Choir will feature past and present performers during its “I Dream A World” International Music Concert on Feb. 24.
The free event will be held in the auditorium at 6 p.m. EHS Vocal Music Director Greg Hofmeister said 150 students in grades 7-12 and about 15-25 Edison Alumni Choir members will take the stage. Other offerings include a raffle and 50-50 drawing while donations will also be accepted.
The vocal ensembles will perform more than 20 selections representing 15 countries and 12 languages, then the alumni singers will join in for performances of “Elijah Rock,” “Ave Venum,” “Baba Yetu,” “Locus iste,” “I Believe” and “Old Irish Blessing.”
“The concept was to provide cultural enrichment for Edison students. Many students are without global understanding, and these music and research projects enhance students’ cultural awareness and appreciation for music from different countries,” Hofmeister explained. “Providing an opportunity for alumni to sing made perfect sense. We need more singers in our vocal ensembles, and there are few opportunities to sing aside from churches and the Ohio Valley Chorale. The choir has a long-standing tradition, and this alumni choir meant we could inspire current singers to perform a more challenging repertoire.”
Hofmeister also thanked the school board and district for the new choir robes to be worn at the concert. Meanwhile, proceeds will directly fund future choir concerts and help purchase more music that students select based on their interests for the May concert, while a separate donation will be made for the Ukraine efforts.