The St. Louis metropolitan region will mark the 10th anniversary of 9/11 with "An Interfaith Memorial in Music" Sunday, Sept. 11, at the Sheldon Concert Hall.
|Christine Brewer Photo by Christian Steiner|
The featured performer is world-renowned soprano Christine Brewer presented by Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, accompanied by celebrated St. Louis pianist Peter Martin. A St. Louis Symphony string quartet and the St. Louis Symphony In Unison Chorus also will perform.
In addition, the memorial will feature religious musical reflections by representatives from St. Louis' Christian, Jewish, Muslim and Hindu communities.
The Interfaith Partnership/Faith Beyond Walls and the Michael and Barbara Newmark Institute for Human Relations at the Jewish Community Relations Council are the event's primary sponsors.
The listing of the other supporting partners reads like a "who's who" of St. Louis' top educational, religious and cultural institutions.
Senator John Danforth will offer the invocation for the evening, and the pipe and drum corps of the City of St. Louis Fire and St. Louis County Police Departments will present the colors.
"An Interfaith Memorial in Music" will be held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, at the Sheldon, located at 3648 Washington Blvd.
The event is free and open to the public, but the general admission seating is limited. Doors open at 4:45 p.m., and attendees are encouraged to arrive early.
The Nine Network of Public Media (KETC-TV Channel 9) will broadcast "An Interfaith Memorial in Music" at 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11 and again at 2:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 12. The broadcasts are underwritten by MERS Goodwill and Energizer.
Interfaith Partnership/Faith Beyond Walls, Michael and Barbara Newmark Institute for Human Relations at the Jewish Community Relations Council
Archdiocese of St. Louis, Arts and Education Council of Greater St. Louis, The Episcopal Diocese of Missouri, Eden Theological Seminary, Islamic Foundation of Greater St. Louis, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Sheldon Arts Foundation, St. Louis Metropolitan Clergy Coalition, Saint Louis University, St. Louis Symphony, The Hindu Temple of St. Louis
American Jewish Committee, Anti-Defamation League, Missouri/Southern Illinois, Aquinas Institute of Theology, Baptist General Convention of Missouri, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Missouri, FOCUS St. Louis, Fontbonne University, Grand Center, Inc, Harris-Stowe State University, Holocaust Museum and Learning Center, International Institute of St. Louis, Islamic Community Center, Maryville University, Missouri History Museum, National Conference for Community and Justice of Metropolitan St. Louis, Presbytery of Giddings-Lovejoy, Saint Louis Chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), Shia Islamic Education Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, St. Louis Cape Girardeau District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, St. Louis Community College, St. Louis Rabbinical Association, St. Louis Regional Arts Commission, The Black Rep, The Deaconess Foundation, The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, The St. Louis Columbia District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, University of Missouri-St. Louis, Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis, Washington University Interfaith Campus Ministries Association, Webster University
Nine Network of Public Media, St. Louis American, St. Louis Beacon, St. Louis Public Radio, KMOX: Brennan in the Morning, St. Louis Review, St. Louis Jewish Light, St. Louis Business Journal