Building Our Own Future is the song we chose to film as a virtual choir when we realised that, due to ongoing Covid19 restrictions... we would be unable to physically attend SGI-UK's cultural ,event at COP26, held in Glasgow during November 2021. The video was shown during the 'Future is Now Festival.'
Daisaku Ikeda says, "Words that move the spirit are the weapon of the peaceful revolution - the human revolution - to realise a fundamental transformation in the life of each individual. New Human Revolution Vol10 p43
The words of 'Building Our Own Future', written by Howard Jones beautifully express this spirit. We love to sing this song and it's one of our favourites in the repertoire.
Dare to Believe was first performed in 1987 when NSUK (SGI-UK`s previous name) staged the musical ‘Alice’ in the Hammersmith Odeon and more recently by members of SGI-UK`s Youth division as part of the Generation Hope activity in March 2018....
This 2021 version of Dare to Believe is by SGI-UK`s Glorious Life Chorus. Shots of the Chorus were done in the Norman Hall of Taplow Court in October 2019. Produced in lockdown, each Glorious Life Chorus member recorded their vocals for this song individually at home.
Also during lockdown, five members, dancers and actors and a musician, were chosen from across the UK to film individual contributions for the video.
Please see the credits at the end of the video for further details.
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