SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2021 AT 7 PM CDT – 9:30 PM CDT
Requiem of Light COVID-19 Memorial Concert
35-43 Fine Arts Dr, St. Louis, MO 6311
The Requiem of Light COVID-19 Memorial Concert is being held to honor the nearly 3,000 people who have died from COVID-19 in the St. Louis region. It will feature music by a wide diversity of acclaimed local artists, testimonials from members of the community, and words of condolence and healing by interfaith leaders. A lantern-lighting ceremony will follow the speakers at sundown.
Special performances by Denise Thimes, De-Rance Blaylock, Duane Foster, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, and the Resurrection of Life choir will be interwoven with memorial sermons and addresses from Rev. Traci Blackmon, Maharat Rori Picker Neiss, Rt. Rev. Deon K. Johnson, Mayor Tishuara Jones, and many others.
The event is open to everyone, but especially to those in need of a place for shared healing and remembrance. Guests should bring their own chairs or blankets.
This program is co-presented by St. Louisans Rebbeca Messbarger and Dr. Philip A. Woodmore, with programming support from Resurrection of Life church, the Missouri Historical Society, and Nine PBS.