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A Better Chance presents ‘I Dream a World’

Rollo Dilworth, professor of choral music and chair of the music education department at Temple University, will lead Wilton students in a concert Sunday, Feb. 10, at the Clune Center. The concert will feature a new choral work written by Mr. Dilworth called Justice. Information: abcwilton.org.

Rollo Dilworth, professor of choral music and chair of the music education department at Temple University, will lead Wilton students in a concert Sunday, Feb. 10, at the Clune Center. The concert will feature a new choral work written by Mr. Dilworth called Justice. Information: abcwilton.org.

ABC of Wilton will again present its ‘I Dream a World’ Concert, a community event at Wilton High School Clune Center on Sunday, Feb. 10, at 4 p.m.

The concert will combine singers from the choruses of the sixth, seventh and eighth grades of Middlebrook School and many students from the high school choirs. They will join special guests, the award -winning inspirational Songs of Solomon from Harlem.

Students from Middlebrook and The Montessori School will contribute artwork in exhibition at the Zellner Gallery during the event. ABC scholars will provide original art pieces for the auction and they will also participate in the concert.

The featured performance will be “Justice,” a new choral work written by Rollo A. Dilworth, award-winning composer, conductor and choral teacher. This inspirational piece speaks of justice and freedom for all: “For justice with un-bandaged eyes would be oppression in disguise.”

The choirs, directed by Mr. Dilworth, will also perform the celebrated “Trilogy of Dreams” based on three short poems by Langston Hughes, the noted African-American poet of the Harlem Renaissance. The poems are “The Dream Keeper,” “Dreams” and “I Dream a World.” These three pieces are the capstone of the concert.

“The concert will be a wonderful opportunity for Wilton to celebrate diversity and unity in our community, keeping the dream alive for the many scholars who participate in our ABC program,” said concert organizer Adrienne Reedy.

Proceeds will benefit the work of A Better Chance of Wilton. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for students/children. Information: abcwilton.org.

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