Our hope is to establish an annual tradition of arts programs that provide an appreciation of the religious diversity of St. Louis, on the path for peace. Over time, our hope is that such events will begin to redefine what September 11th stands for.
THIS COMMEMORATION WAS PRESENTED BY: Interfaith Partnership; The Michael and Barbara Newmark Institute for Human Relations at the Jewish Community Relations Council; Opera Theater of Saint Louis; and The Sheldon Concert Hall and Art Galleries. We do have many organizations & individuals who are supporting this effort. To see the list of SUSTAINING PARTNERS, FAITH PARTNERS, SPONSORING PARTNERS & SUPPORTING PARTNERS, please, CLICK HERE.
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*The arts have a unique power to inspire thoughtful discussion among diverse audiences, to bring people together, and to bridge divides through shared experiences.
*There are issues that would benefit from considered collaboration between the arts and the faith community.
*There is no other organized, ongoing activity elsewhere in our community with this focus.
*This process of collaboration will build on the St. Louis community's traditions of strong interfaith and inter-group collaboration, mutual respect among diverse groups, and civility in public discourse.
The 2011 program, An Interfaith Memorial in Music, brought together religious musical reflections by representatives from St. Louis' Christian, Jewish, Muslim and Hindu communities, as well as performances by world-renowned soprano Christine Brewer, a St. Louis Symphony string quartet, the St. Louis Symphony in Unison Chorus, and others. Senator John Danforth offered spoken remarks, and the program included a presentation of colors by the Pipe and Drum Corps of the City of St. Louis Fire and St. Louis County Police Departments.
Soprano Christine Brewer, Jazz pianist Peter Martin & Concertmaster David Halen are joined on stage by the St. Louis County Police Pipes & Drums Honor Guard of St. Louis County Police, Baritone Charles Glenn, and members of the Buddhist, Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Sikh, Mormon and Muslim faith communities to sing "God Bless America" at the closure of the Third Annual 9/11 Interfaith Commemoration in Music at the Sheldon Concert Hall on September 8th, 2013. Photo credit by Philip Deitch.