Monday, January 18, 2016

MLK Celebration at Westport Country Playhouse

Gigi Van Dyke directing Serendipity Chorale
The 10th annual Martin Luther King Day Celebration, featuring keynote speaker Marilyn Ward Ford, the Neil Cogan Public Service Professor of Law at Quinnipiac University, took place yesterday at Westport Country Playhouse. 

Free-of-charge and open to the public, the celebration was presented by Interfaith Council of Westport and Weston, TEAM (Together Effectively Achieving Multiculturalism) Westport, and Westport Country Playhouse.

Remarks were by Rev. Ed Horne of United Methodist Church of Westport and Weston, chair of the Celebration’s organizing committee; Harold Bailey, chair of TEAM Westport; James S. Marpe, Westport First Selectman; and Michael Ross, Westport Country Playhouse managing director.

As part of the afternoon program, excerpts from Dr. King’s works were read by students from Regional Center for the Arts in Trumbull. Choral music was sung by the Staples High School Orphenians and the Serendipity Chorale.

 Staples High School Orphenians, directed by Luke Rosenberg





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