Arts & Faith St. Louis 9/11 Interfaith Commemoration in Music  

September 11, 2016    The Sheldon Concert Hall


The 9/11 Interfaith Commemoration in Music is an annual concert that brings together St. Louis arts programs committed to peaceful expression. This special 9/11 concert will honor our city's religious diversity and commemorate the meaning and memory of September 11th.

The celebrate this year's theme of "youth," young performers representing various faith groups will come together to sing songs from their traditions. Plus, winners of our first annual video contest will share their one-minute videos with ideas on how to promote a more harmonious St. Louis



Enjoy this sneak peek of this year's concert - courtesy of STL LIVE TV


This year's festival lineup features: 



CHRISTINE BREWER

ST. LOUIS CHILDREN'S CHOIR 

HINDU TEMPLE OF ST. LOUIS

Listen to St. Louis Public Radio's coverage of last year's concert featuring the Hindu Temple Choir 

RISING GENERATION YOUTH CHORUS 

MIROWITZ DAY SCHOOL 

SIKH STUDY CIRCLE 

CENTRAL BAPTIST CHURCH

Photo credit: Dan Redden, Jr

Special thanks to our sponsors!

Arts & Faith St. Louis

Presents Sixth Annual 9/11

Interfaith Commemoration in Music


St. Louis (August 20) - Arts & Faith St. Louis, a collaboration of St. Louis arts and faith leaders, announces its line-up of musical performances for its sixth annual 9/11 Interfaith Commemoration in Music. This year is the 15th anniversary of 9/11 and the theme is “youth,” looking forward to a more harmonious St. Louis.

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.


Performance Line-Up

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.


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.”

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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.

For more information, please visit http://www.artsfaithstl.org, or the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/artsfaithstl.

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