September 11th Interfaith Memorial in Music


    The September 11th Interfaith Memorial in Music: An Appreciation of Religious Diversity will air on HEC-TV (Charter 989, U-verse 99) at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. on the twelfth anniversary of the day that is never to be forgotten.

    The event was presented by Arts and Faith St. Louis on September 9, 2012 at the Sheldon Concert Hall. The concert brought together performers from Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu and Sikh traditions. The evening was “offered to allow reflection, express sorrow and truly unify the community in hope for peace.”

    Included in the program:

    The St. Louis County Police Pipe and Honor Guard present the colors;
    Opening remarks from Dr. Gerald Early of Washington University;
    Performances from Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Sikh and Muslim faith groups;
    Inspirational music by Grammy-winning soprano Christine Brewer; jazz pianist Peter Martin; and American soul artist Brian Owens accompanied by the Dickson String Quartet;
    Benediction from Rabbi Howard Kaplansky;
    All the groups take the stage and sing “God Bless America” in unison

    To accompany the concert, local artist Lyndsey Scott creates an interactive sculpture in which audience members are invited to tie ribbons as a physical sign of commitment to understanding, respecting, and working for peace in religious diversity.

    The program will also be available to view and on-air September 18 and 25 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.and on-demand online at

    The Emmy Award winning Station of Excellence, HEC-TV is St. Louis’ leading producer of education, arts and cultural programming.

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