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.
Following the success of the 2011 concert, a working group was formed to pursue further collaboration between faith communities and the arts. In 2013 A&F created a Community Programming Initiative (CPI) to expand this interfaith effort throughout the year and involving a variety of art forms. Since its inception, the CPI has done a number of successful interfaith programs with cornerstone St. Louis arts organizations such as Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis, Museum of Contemporary Religious Art (MOCRA), Mustard Seed Theatre, Edison Theatre, and more.
Arts & Faith St. Louis is guided by a diverse group of leaders from arts organizations and faith communities.
Carolyn Losos, Chair, Arts & Faith St. Louis
Mont Levy, Chair, Arts & Faith St. Louis, Community Programming Initiative
Melissa Littlepage, Program Manager, Arts & Faith St. Louis Community Programming Initiative - (314)665-4951, firstname.lastname@example.org
THE ARTS & FAITH ST. LOUIS CONCERT COMMITTEE:
Batya Abramson-Goldstein, Jewish Community Relations Council of St. Louis
Dr. Ghazala Hayat, Islamic Foundation of Greater St. Louis
Leslie Heberlie, Interfaith Partnership of Greater St. Louis
Frank Jacobs, Jacobs International
Rabbi Howard Kaplansky, Michael and Barbara Newmark Institute for Human Relations
Eugene Kornblum, Arts & Faith St. Louis
David Mehl, Interfaith Partnership of Greater St. Louis
Timothy O'Leary, Opera Theatre of St. Louis
Paul Reuter, The Sheldon Concert Hall
Father Paul Stark, SJ,
St. Louis University
Reverend C. Jessel Strong, St. Louis Clergy Coalition
F. Javier Orozco, OFS, PhD, Archdiocese of St. Louis