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Professor to Raise Funds for Minority Students

Rollo Dilworth

Rollo Dilworth leads concert to raise funds for A Better Chance of Wilton

WILTON, CT (January 9, 2009) – North Park University music professor Rollo Dilworth will lead a unique concert featuring his “Trilogy of Dreams” composition later this month to benefit an organization that enables minority students to improve their educational opportunities.

The “I Dream a World” concert, slated for January 24, will raise funds for A Better Chance of Wilton, which recruits minority high school students from underprivileged school areas and provides them the opportunity to live with a family in Wilton, Conn., and attend the local public high school. Wilton is considered one of the wealthiest communities in the country. Many of its students have entered schools such as Brown University and Boston College.

The concert will combine singers from the choruses of local middle and high schools as well as the Drexel University Gospel Choir from Philadelphia.

“Trilogy of Dreams” was received with critical acclaim and a standing ovation when it was premiered in January 2006 by the Boston Children’s Chorus in a stunning performance at Boston’s New England Conservatory.

Tickets for the event are $20 for adults and $10 for students. Premier-grade tickets at $150 per person will include a post-concert reception.