Program created by Jonathan Miller with Rollo Dilworth / Music Direction by Rollo Dilworth
Chicago a cappella will tell the story of gospel music’s beginnings through song. We’ll take you on a journey from the pre-gospel Classical works sung in many African-American churches to hymns, spirituals, and finally the full flowering of gospel music itself, which began right here in Chicago. At each of our venues, a gospel choir from that community will join Chicago a cappella on stage as musical guest artists. Rollo Dilworth, the dynamic, internationally-acclaimed choral director, arranger, and teacher, will serve as guest music director for the program, leading from the piano for a rousing gospel finale.
Oak Park: Oak Park and River Forest High School Gospel Choir
Evanston: Faith Temple Church of God in Christ Youth Choir
Naperville: DuPage African Methodist Episcopal Church “Praise Team” Choir
Chicago: Triedstone Full Gospel Baptist Church “Youth in Action” Choir
April 11, 2014
April 12, 2014
April 13, 2014
April 19, 2014
Logan Center for the Arts
915 E. 60th St.
Chicago, IL 60637