NDHS cho­rus per­forms in Bal­ti­more for MLK Day

Dorchester Star - - Front Page - By VIC­TO­RIA WINGATE vwingate@ches­pub.com

— The North Dorch­ester Choral En­sem­ble trav­eled to Bal­ti­more on Mon­day, Jan. 16, to per­form at the Regi­nald F. Lewis Mu­seum at a cer­e­mony hon­or­ing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

While there, the en­sem­ble per­formed var­i­ous mu­si­cal selections for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The selections in­cluded “Amer­ica the Beau­ti­ful” and “The Color Pur­ple” ar­ranged by Rollo Dil­worth, “I

Sur­ren­der” and “I’ll Make a Dif­fer­ence” ar­ranged by Moses Ho­gan, “Heal the World” by Michael Jackson, “Al Shlosha” and “Up to the Moun­tain” by Patty Grif­fin.

“This blend­ing of the arts with the com­mem­o­ra­tion of Dr. King’s legacy has af­forded our stu­dents a unique op­por­tu­nity,” said Dorch­ester County Pub­lic Schools Su­per­in­ten­dent Dr. Henry V. Wag­ner. “They have showcased their con­sid­er­able tal­ent while shin­ing a con­tem­po­rary spot­light on sig­nif­i­cant his­toric events. We are proud of them for bring­ing honor to them­selves and their school.”

North Dorch­ester Cho­rus teacher Sabra Stew­ard said many in­di­vid­u­als in the au­di­ence came and spoke kindly of how the mu­sic touched them on the oc­ca­sion of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Sev­eral stu­dents also shared their feel­ings about the ex­pe­ri­ence.

“Singing at the Regi­nald F. Lewis Mu­seum was an in­cred­i­ble honor and ex­pe­ri­ence I will never for­get,” said Beth Thomas.

“Even though we had to get up early on our day off from school, it was fun be­ing with my friends and per­form­ing in Bal­ti­more,” said Josh Thomas.

“It is al­ways an amaz­ing feel­ing when you ex­pe­ri­ence shar­ing the gift of mu­sic with oth­ers,” said Re­becca Faulkner.

In ad­di­tion to the choral en­sem­ble, the pro­gram fea- tured var­i­ous groups and speak­ers.

The Regi­nald F. Lewis Mu­seum was cre­ated by the Lewis fam­ily, Bal­ti­more City, and the Mary­land De­part­ment of Ed­u­ca­tion. It is ded­i­cated to Mary­land African-Amer­i­can His­tory.

The North Dorch­ester High School African-Amer­i­can His­tory classes take yearly field trips to visit the mu­seum.

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The North Dorch­ester Choral En­sem­ble per­forms at the Regi­nald F. Lewis Mu­seum in Bal­ti­more on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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The North Dorch­ester Choral En­sem­ble per­forms at the Regi­nald F. Lewis Mu­seum in Bal­ti­more on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

The North Dorch­ester Choral En­sem­ble per­forms at the Regi­nald F. Lewis Mu­seum in Bal­ti­more on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

The North Dorch­ester Choral En­sem­ble per­forms at the Regi­nald F. Lewis Mu­seum in Bal­ti­more on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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