Fourth Annual September 11th Interfaith Commemoration in Music
Arts & Faith St. Louis, a collaboration of St. Louis arts and faith leaders, announces the fourth annual 9/11 Interfaith Commemoration in Music: An Appreciation of Religious Diversity.
One of the largest known commemorations of September 11th in the nation, the free concert will be held from 5:30pm to 7:00pm on September 7, 2014, at The Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Blvd. With the goal of promoting a more harmonious St. Louis, the concert brings together people of many faiths and ethnicities, encourages respect and understanding, and bridges divides through a shared musical arts experience.
World-renowned soprano Christine Brewer and members of the St. Louis Symphony will premiere a new work by jazz pianist and composer Peter Martin that was commissioned for the concert. Dr. David Greenhaw, President of Eden Theological Seminary in Webster Groves, will deliver the keynote address.
The concert will feature a wide range of musical performances by faith groups, ensembles, Greek Orthodox combined choirs, Muslim-Bosnian and Hindu ensembles, Rabbi Amy Feder of Temple Israel, and a gospel choir. Students from Rosati-Kain Catholic High School, a Mormon youth chorus, a Baha’i ensemble and Chief Scott Bighorse and singers of the Osage Nation will also perform.
Installation Invites Audience Participation to Welcome Immigrants to St. Louis
Partnering with the International Institute and The St. Louis Mosaic Project, Arts & Faith St. Louis has invited recent immigrants to St. Louis to attend the concert. An original 3-D installation, “Becoming Neighbors,” will be on display at the concert. Audiences will have the opportunity to interact with the structure following the event by attaching their own ribbon, prayer or message of inclusion, welcome or understanding to its three-pron lattice structure.
The Makings of a St. Louis Legacy
On the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy, a dedicated group of St. Louisans decided to take action to promote a more harmonious community by creating a commemoration in music. Now in its fourth year, this joyous concert has become a St. Louis institution and is becoming a lasting legacy in the Midwest and beyond.
“This concert,” says Carolyn Losos, Chair of Arts & Faith St. Louis, “celebrates our shared values of peace and harmony as we remember the events of September 11th while looking with hope towards the future.”
A complete list of sponsors is included below.
Ticketing and Seating Information
Tickets to the concert are free and will be available beginning at 4:30pm on Sunday, September 7th at The Sheldon box office, located at 3648 Washington Boulevard. Quantities are limited, so please arrive early to secure tickets. Attendees are asked to be in their seats by 5:15pm. Ample self-parking is available in several lots adjacent to and across the street from The Sheldon Concert Hall.
Fore more information please visit Arts & Faith St. Louis at their website or their Facebook page.
FOUNDING MEMBERS: Interfaith Partnership of Greater St. Louis; Michael and Barbara Newmark Institute for Human Relations/JCRC; Opera Theatre of Saint Louis; and The Sheldon Concert Hall and Art Galleries
SUSTAINING PARTNERS: Maxine Clark and Bob Fox; Senator John and Sally Danforth; Sara and Fred Epstein; Marilyn and Sam Fox; Nancy and Walter Galvin; International Institute of St. Louis; Nancy Kalishman; Eugene Kornblum; Nancy and Ken Kranzberg; Jewish Federation of St. Louis; Sandy and Joe Lehrer; Karen and Mont Levy; Carolyn and Joe Losos; Missouri Arts Council; Bishop Howard Nelson; Regional Arts Commission; Saint Louis Mosaic Project; Saint Louis University; Saint Louis University Hospital; SSM Health Care St. Louis; The Silk Foundation; United Hebrew Community Action Fund; Washington University in St. Louis; Webster University
SPONSORING PARTNERS: AJC; Anti-Defamation League, Missouri/Southern Illinois; Radine and Ben Borowsky; Carolyn and Kevin Farrell; Holocaust Museum and Learning Center in Memory of Gloria M. Goldstein; Gayle Jackson and Frederick Kraus; Sally Levy; Tedi and Edward Macias; Susie and Gordon Philpot; Mabel L. Purkerson, MD; Dr. Joan Ellyn Silber; Ellen and John K. Wallace, Jr.
FAITH PARTNERS: The Archdiocese of St. Louis; Baha’I Community; Brentwood Christian Science Church; The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Hindu Temple of St. Louis; Islamic Community Center; Islamic Foundation of Greater St. Louis; Missouri Mid-South Conference, United Church of Christ; St. Louis Association, United Church of Christ; St. Louis Metropolitan Clergy Coalition
MEDIA PARTNERS: Nine Network of Public Media; The St. Louis Public Radio; The St. Louis Jewish Light; The St. Louis Post-Dispatch