Healing the Brokenhearted Concert National Broadcast
Date: January 12, 2013
Location: Illinois, USA
The following concert can be heard nationally and on line at WFMT.com
Healing the Brokenhearted
January 13, 2013 at 7:00 pm
Chicago’s Young Artists in Remembrance of Children Lost to Violence
In response to President Obama’s message to “come together” and “be at our best as Americans,” seven of Chicago’s finest choirs will sing to heal the brokenhearted. In memory of the children and teachers lost to gun violence in Newtown, Connecticut, this memorial concert will feature American music, including a newly commissioned Requiem Mass by Lita Grier interspersed with a prayerful array of solo art songs and interfaith meditations.
For the first time ever, five of Chicago’s nationally recognized children’s choirs will join together in concert at St. James Cathedral. They will perform not just as young choirs singing together, but as musical citizens determined to sing with ‘one voice’ in service of the grieving parents and families who lost their beautiful children.
The combined choirs will be joined by an interfaith roster of spiritual leaders and a cast of celebrated vocal artists. The radio broadcast will be hosted by 11 year-old Masha Lakisova, a talented violinist and engaging speaker.
We hope this memorial concert and radio broadcast will provide solace and comfort to all who hear it.
“This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before.”
Participants in this memorial concert include: