OUR MISSION

To establish an ongoing, intentional relationship 

between the arts and the faith communities to build a more harmonious St. Louis. 

YOU'RE INVITED! 


Join us for this year's 9/11 Interfaith concert at 

5:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 11, 2016

 at the Sheldon Concert Hall


Young Performers from the Hindu Temple Choir, Photo credit: KWMU


Listen to St. Louis Public Radio's story on the 2015 concert: "Behind-the-scenes with St. Louis Hindu Temple Choir in studio Friday." Click here!


 STUDENT VIDEO CONTEST



HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE STUDENTS


Arts & Faith St. Louis invites you to share your hopes for a Harmonious St. Louis


Arts & Faith St. Louis began on the 10th anniversary of 9/11 with an interfaith commemoration in music at The Sheldon Concert Hall. The concert, which has become an annual event, has been presented to capacity audiences each year. Headlined by renowned soprano Christine Brewer and other acclaimed local musicians, the event also showcases the performances of many diverse faith groups, providing attendees with a unique opportunity for reflection, unity, and peace. The concerts demonstrate the transformational power of a shared musical experience.


This year’s concert, which marks the 15th anniversary of 9/11, will focus on youth, with a range of performances by young people. It is free and open to public and is scheduled for Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 5:30 pm.


As part of this year’s concert related activity, Arts & Faith St. Louis is providing a way for young people to share their hopes for the future.


  • We invite high school and college students to create videos (no more than one minute in length) in which you express your hopes on how to create a more harmonious St. Louis.

  • Submissions will be accepted through May 15, 2016.

  • Submitted videos will be posted on the Arts & Faith website and on YouTube.

  • A number of videos will be selected to be shown during the concert

  • Up to two videos will be awarded a prize of $250. Their creators will be invited to present a 2-3 minute keynote address, based on their videos, at the concert.

St. Louis is the meeting place of people of different races, ethnicities and religions. Our community continues to work towards strong interfaith and inter-group collaboration, mutual respect among diverse groups, and civility in public discourse. We look forward to receiving your video describing what you think should be done to achieve these goals. 


What will you do?



For information on how to submit your video, please contact your school or organization liaison. If there is not yet a liaison, please invite a faculty person or administrator to take on this role.


Watch the complete 2014 9/11 Interfaith 
Commemoration in Music video

Arts & Faith St. Louis in action

  • 2013 Interfaith Commemoration in Music: Internationally renowned soprano Christine Brewer leads audience and participants in "God Bless America."
    2013 Interfaith Commemoration in Music: Internationally renowned soprano Christine Brewer leads audience and participants in "God Bless America."
  • "Forgiveness in Shakespeare": Rabbi Jim Goodman, Shakespeare Festival Playwright-in-Residence Nancy Bell, and Shakespeare Festival's director of Shakespeare In the Streets Alec Wild
    "Forgiveness in Shakespeare": Rabbi Jim Goodman, Shakespeare Festival Playwright-in-Residence Nancy Bell, and Shakespeare Festival's director of Shakespeare In the Streets Alec Wild
  • 2012 Interfaith Commemoration in Music: Ensemble from Hindu Temple of St. Louis
    2012 Interfaith Commemoration in Music: Ensemble from Hindu Temple of St. Louis
  • "New Kid": Metro Theater actors discuss the play with audience.
    "New Kid": Metro Theater actors discuss the play with audience.
  • 2012 Interfaith Commemoration in Music: Audience members attach peace messages on ribbons to a "Unity Web" designed by local artist Lindsey Scott.
    2012 Interfaith Commemoration in Music: Audience members attach peace messages on ribbons to a "Unity Web" designed by local artist Lindsey Scott.
  • Leaders from arts organizations and faith communities gather to discuss collaboration and communication.
    Leaders from arts organizations and faith communities gather to discuss collaboration and communication.
  • "Following in the Footsteps of Women of Faith": Opera Theatre of Saint Louis interviews Sister Mary Antona Ebo about her role in the civil rights movement.
    "Following in the Footsteps of Women of Faith": Opera Theatre of Saint Louis interviews Sister Mary Antona Ebo about her role in the civil rights movement.
  • 2013 Interfaith Commemoration in Music: St. Louis County Police Pipes and Drum
    2013 Interfaith Commemoration in Music: St. Louis County Police Pipes and Drum
2013 Interfaith Commemoration in Music: Internationally renowned soprano Christine Brewer leads audience and participants in "God Bless America."
2013 Interfaith Commemoration in Music: Internationally renowned soprano Christine Brewer leads audience and participants in "God Bless America."