Monday, April 13, 2009

Hundreds On Stage in Danbury for Bridges of Peace and Hope

On Tuesday, April 7 nearly 300 performers (including elementary students, middle schoolers, high schoolers, college students, teachers and friends) joined Kofi Donkor and myself on stage to present the "Bridges of Peace and Hope Concert."

The community project was funded by a grant from the President's Initiative. The grant was written and administered by Dr. Darla Shaw of Western Connecticut State University. The show featured students and teachers from the Western Connecticut Academy of International Studies Magnet School, Roberts Ave. Elem. School, Stadley Rough Elem School, Broadview Middle School, Danbury High School, along with students from Western Connecticut University, Singer Songwriter Barry Finch, Members of Roots 'n Shoots, and Members of the New Hope Baptist Church Choir.

The program was filmed by Bridges of Peace and Hope Board member Ray Flanigan, owner of bethel Photoworks Two of the songs have been posted on "You Tube" for We Are Walking for Many Different Languages

If the links don't take you to the video go to You Tube and search "We Are Walking John Farrell" or "Many Different Languages John Farrell"
Many thanks to Dr. Shaw, Ray Flanigan, Kofi Donkor, Jill Russell, Anne Marie Cardillo, Skip Jennings, Ken Buescher and Mrs. Catanese, Barry Finch, Francice Shoffner and Jonathan Hill and New Hope Choir, The Couch Family from DHS and Nigeria, Roots and Shoots, Western Connecticut State University and ALL the students, parents and friends that helped make this possible. The photo is of some of the students. They were all wearing Bridges of Peace and Hope tee shirts.

1 comment:

  1. Looks awesome, John! Will check out the video! I noticed that Andorra wasn't on the t-shirts? Was that an oversight?

    Smile! Someone in Kiev (but Riga right now) loves you!