2011 9/11 Interfaith Memorial in Music https://www.artsfaithstl.org/apps/photos/ 2011 9/11 Interfaith Memorial in Music The St. Louis County Police Pipes and Drums and the St. Louis Firefighters Honor Guard present the flags at the beginning of the memorial. Credit: Sarah Worner https://www.artsfaithstl.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=151215946 151215946 Detective Patrick Nigh of the St. Louis County Police sings the Star Spangled Banner at the opening of the Interfaith Memorial in Music. Credit: Sarah Worner https://www.artsfaithstl.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=151217047 151217047 Leigh Greenhaw, President of the St. Louis Interfaith Partnership/Faith Beyond Walls, welcomes the Interfaith Memorial in Music patrons. Credit: Sarah Worner https://www.artsfaithstl.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=151215373 151215373 The Sheldon Concert Hall packed out its Interfaith Memorial in Music commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Sept 11 terrorist attacks with 1000 people in attendance. Credit: Sarah Worner https://www.artsfaithstl.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=151215364 151215364 Orhan Burak Kaya recites from the Quran a passage about good and evil, urging one to repel evil with what is better. Members of the Islamic Foundation in Ballwin participated in the event. Credit: Sarah Worner https://www.artsfaithstl.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=151215361 151215361 A group of Islamic women and children sing "Lab Pae Aati Hay Dua," a poem by Allama Iqbal, composed by Jagjit Singh. The poem begins, "My longings come to my lips as prayers, O God, make my life like the light of candle." Credit: Sarah Worner https://www.artsfaithstl.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=151215375 151215375 Sen. John Danforth speaks of 9/11 and its aftermath. He said the attacks brought Americans closer together. "We set aside our differences. All of us were under attack, so all of us became New Yorkers," Danforth said. "The terrorists tried to hurt us. They only strengthened our common bond." Credit: Sarah Worner https://www.artsfaithstl.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=151215366 151215366 Christine Brewer, accompanied by Peter Martin (not pictured), sings "Simple Gifts," a Shaker song arranged by Aaron Copland. The song begins, "Tis a gift to be simple, 'tis a gift to be free." Credit: Sarah Worner https://www.artsfaithstl.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=151216378 151216378 A St. Louis Symphony string quartet comprised of Jooyeon Kong (violin), Kristin Ahlstrom (violin), Chris Tantillo (viola), and Davin Rubicz (cello), play String Quartet Op. 74, "Harp" by Ludwig van Beethoven. Credit: Sarah Worner https://www.artsfaithstl.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=151215362 151215362 Cantor Ronald Eichaker, of the United Hebrew Congregation in West County, sings the Hebrew blessing Sim Shalom. Sim Shalom begins, "Grant peace, goodness, and blessing, grace, kindness, and mercy to us and to the entire world." Credit: Sarah Worner https://www.artsfaithstl.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=151215372 151215372 Christine Brewer and members of the St. Louis Symphony IN UNISON Chorus sing "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands." Credit: Sarah Worner https://www.artsfaithstl.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=151215367 151215367 Anantharama Balachandran, of the Hindu Temple of St. Louis, located in Ballwin sings the "Prayer for Universal Peace" from Hindu Advaita philosophy. When translated, the prayer requests, "May there be peace in me. Peace alone." Credit: Sarah Worner https://www.artsfaithstl.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=151215363 151215363 The St. Louis Chamber Chorus, directed by Artistic Director Philip Barnes, sings "Darest Thou Now, O Soul," with words from Walt Whitman. The song begins, "Darest thou now, O Soul; Walk out with me toward the Unknown Region; Where neither ground is for the feet, nor any path to follow?" Credit: Sarah Worner https://www.artsfaithstl.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=151215365 151215365 Timothy O'Leary, general director of Opera Theatre of St. Louis, presents the St. Louis Chamber Chorus singing a song with lyrics taken from Walk Whitman: "Darest thou now, O Soul; Walk out with me toward the Unknown Region; Where neither ground is for the feet, nor any path to follow?" Credit: Sarah Worner https://www.artsfaithstl.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=151215369 151215369 Christ Church Cathedral Choir, led by William Partridge, sings "Souls of the Righteous in the Hand of God," from the book of Wisdom, with music by T. Tertius Noble. The song ends, "So now on high they shine like stars, a golden galaxy. Souls of the righteous in the hand of God." Credit: Sarah Worner https://www.artsfaithstl.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=151215374 151215374 All of the musicians take the stage to sing God Bless America in the finale for the Interfaith Memorial in Music. The event featured a reading from the Quran, a Hebrew blessing, Christian music and a Hindu prayer. Credit: Sarah Worner https://www.artsfaithstl.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=151215368 151215368