Arts & Faith St. Louis, a collaboration of St. Louis arts and faith leaders, has an amazing line-up of musical performances for its sixth annual 9/11 Interfaith Commemoration in Music, and HEC-TV has your ticket as the media sponsor of the event.
This year is the 15th anniversary of 9/11 and the theme is “youth,” looking forward to a more harmonious St. Louis.
“HEC-TV is excited to partner with Arts & Faith St. Louis for such a great cause,” said HEC-TV director Dennis Riggs. “Our mission is to promote arts, education, and culture in the St. Louis area, and that is exactly what this concert aims to do.”
One of the largest commemorations of 9/11 in the nation, the free concert will be held at 5:30 pm on September 11, 2016 at the Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Blvd.
With the goal of promoting a more harmonious St. Louis, the concert brings together people of all faiths and ethnicities, encourages respect and understanding, and bridges divides through a shared musical arts experience.
World-renowned soprano Christine Brewer will be featured, along with the St. Louis Children’s Choirs. They will be joined on stage with a wide range of musical performances by faith groups, including:
- Central Baptist Church
- Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School
- Muslim youth ensemble
- R-K Voices from Rosati-Kain High School
- Rising Generation Youth Chorus from Church of the Latter Day Saints
- Hindu Temple of St. Louis
- Sikh Study Circle
- St. Louis Children’s Choir
Haliday Douglas, Directors of Talent Strategy and Management for St. Louis Public Schools will deliver the keynote address.
This year, Arts and Faith has recruited St. Louis area students to record a short video sharing their vision for a harmonious St. Louis. One or more of the winning videos will be shown at the concert.
The 9/11 Interfaith Commemoration in Music can be seen anytime after Sept. 12 on hectv.staging.wpengine.com. You can also watch it on KTVI over-the-air channel 2.2 Sunday, Sept. 18th at 8 a.m. or on HEC-TV Charter channel 989/AT&T U-verse channel 99 Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 9 p.m. starting Sept. 17.
Origins of the concert
On the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 tragedies, a dedicated group of St. Louisans decided to take action to promote a more harmonious community by creating a commemoration in music in September 2011. Now in its sixth year, this joyous concert has become an important St. Louis institution and is known throughout the Midwest and around the country.
“We invite the St. Louis community to join us for an evening of song, celebration and solidarity,” says Carolyn Losos, Chair of Arts & Faith – St. Louis. “St. Louis is home to a beautiful array of religious traditions, with roots from around the globe. It’s very moving to see us all on stage together in support of the city we love.”
Ticketing and Seating Information
Tickets to the concert are free and will be available beginning at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 11 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.