OUR MISSION


"To build a harmonious St. Louis by establishing an ongoing, intentional 

relationship between the arts and the faith communities"


Virtual Event Coming  ...


The "2020 St. Louis Storytelling Festival" is virtual! Our session is titled: “Stories of Compassion.” 


Four storytellers, each representing a different faith, will share their story with us on April 26 at 2 pm:


               Christian – David Greenhaw


               Jewish – Rabbi James Goodman


               Muslim – Mufti Asif Umar


               Hindu – Bala Anantharama


More info to follow soon!  


Note: The Arts & Faith St. Louis Interfaith Tours at the Saint Louis Art Museum, originally scheduled for 
April 5, 2020 and May 3, 2020 are now cancelled.  The Saint Louis Art Museum has issued the following: 

Saint Louis Art Museum COVID-19 Closure Notice

Out of concern for the health and safety of our visitors, staff, and volunteers, and the potential spread of COVID-19 in our city and region, the Saint Louis Art Museum will be closed for at least four weeks beginning March 16.


"Out of concern for the health and safety of our visitors, staff and volunteers, and in response to recent announcements from Mayor Lyda Krewson and County Executive Sam Page, the Art Museum is suspending all public programs and tours through April 30. This suspension begins on Sunday, March 15 at 5 pm. Art Museum galleries and exhibitions will remain open during regularly scheduled public hours. Canceled programs include gallery talks, docent-led tours, Member events, lectures, SLAM Underground and Family Sundays."

Coming this fall...


2020 Arts & Faith St. Louis Tenth Annual Interfaith Concert 

"Songs of Compassion"

October 25, 2020 4 PM   The Sheldon Concert Hall




2019 Arts & Faith St. Louis Ninth Annual Interfaith Concert 

"Songs of Hope"


September 15, 2019  5:30 PM   The Sheldon Concert Hall


The Concert: Adult and Young performers, Musicians, Christine Brewer, Stephanie Berg, Maria Ellis

This year’s concert, “Songs of Hope,” featured both adult and young singers and musicians from six faith communities – including Christian, Jewish, Muslim and Buddhist vocal ensembles from across the metropolitan area who will share their songs and music of hope. Also featured was celebrated soprano Christine Brewer, who performed new music by composer and clarinetist Stephanie Berg that was recently premiered at Powell Symphony Hall, and a specially-assembled Interfaith Youth Chorus led by Maria Ellis. 


New this year: Storytelling

A storyteller, Nartana Premachandra, was chosen to share "words of hope" in collaboration with the MU Extension Division Storytelling Festival.


Post-Event Outside:  #HopeMural

Immediately after the concert, the audience was invited to mingle outside on Washington Boulevard with the artists and faith ensembles and participate in creating “#HopeMural” developed by an interfaith group of teens through Interfaith Quest led by Beth Damsgaard-Rodriguez.  

Overview Video: http://bit.ly/2kXRbLM

Full Concert Video: http://bit.ly/2kTvyMt


 


 2018 Arts & Faith St. Louis Eighth Annual Interfaith Concert 
"Great Music of Many Faiths"

September 16, 2018  5:30 PM The Sheldon Concert Hall

The Concert: Adult and Young performers, Musicians, Christine Brewer, the 442s

This year's concert featured both adult and young singers and musicians from faith communities across the metropolitan area who shared their treasured music with us.  Also performing was celebrated soprano Christine Brewer and the 442s, an ensemble including members of our own St. Louis Symphony.

Video Interludes

The audience experienced short video interludes that set the context for the musical performances all tuned to build bridges of understanding.    

Post-Event Outside 

Immediately following the concert, performers and audience members mingled and continued their interfaith journeys out in front of The Sheldon where displays of interactive activities will be available.   

Pre-Event Radio Interview

An interview on RAF-STL radio was conducted by Kathy Lawton Brown on September 11, 2018 with performers at this year's concert, Christine Brewer and Adam Manass, as well as Mont Levy of Arts & Faith St. Louis. Run time: 39 minutes.
Click on link:  Arts-FaithSTL2018.mp3

Go to "2018 Concert" Tab for the Program, Photos, and Full Video of the Event

2017 Arts & Faith St. Louis Interfaith Concert
"Building Bridges"

Youth groups perform "Love is Love", a new composition by Adam Maness, with Julia Bullock, St. Louis native and fast-rising soprano  


Arts & Faith St. Louis: "Building Bridges"
 "Interfaith Journeys for Teens"   --  A Video Project 

Click here or go to the "Teen Video Project" tab to see more!

Images from Previous Arts & Faith St. Louis Interfaith Concerts

  • 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."