Choreography by  Arica Brown in collaboration with dancers Cyrus Coble, Nadani Dixon, Coralie-Michele Francois, Kevin Lee, Carly Lucas, Ana Nishioka, Izzy Perry, Josephine Starr, Jazzmon Thomas and Kaitlyn Whiteman. Poem by Rachel Aaliyah Jackson. 

2019 Interfaith Concert

"Songs of Hope"

September 15, 2019

The Sheldon Concert Hall

PROGRAM

PRESENTATION OF COLORS

St. Louis Fire Department Color Guard

 

The Star-Spangled Banner

Jeremy Denis, vocalist

 

WELCOME

Laura Arnold, Chair, Arts & Faith St. Louis

 

CONCERT PERFORMANCES

Three Prayers – Part 1

Music by Stephanie Berg, text from Psalm 30

 

Christine Brewer, soprano; Stephanie Berg, clarinet; Alla Voskoboynikova, piano

You’ll Never Walk Alone from Carousel

Music by Richard Rodgers; lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II

Christine Brewer, soprano; Alla Voskoboynikova, piano

Ensembles of many faiths:

It Is Well with My Soul

Music by John P. Bliss, arr. John Ness Beck; text by Horatio G. Spafford

The Second Presbyterian Adult Church Choir, Andrew Peters, Director

Bani Adam (Sons of Adam)

Poem by Saadi Shirazi

Iranian Cultural Ensemble, Dr. Bahar Bastani, Director

There Is Goodness

Music and text by Daniel DuMaine

North City Deanery Choir, Catholic Archdiocese of St. Louis; Daniel DuMaine, Director

The Universal Vessel: A Story of Hope

Story by Nartana Premachandra, author and president of Dances of India

Gesher

Music by Yosef Goldman

Rob Aronson, guitar and vocal; Julie Aronson, vocal; Chris Rowton, piano; Jordan Mandel, cello; Brian Tripi, percussion

Hundred Syllable Mantra of Vajrasattva

Fo Guang Shan Monastery, Venerable Jue Huang, Director

I Dream a World

Music by David L. Brunner; text by Langston Hughes

Rising Generation Youth Chorus, Michael Hurst, Director

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Interfaith Youth Chorus

I Love You/What a Wonderful World

Words and music by Larry Norman, Randy Stonehill, George David Weiss and Bob Thiele; arranged by Craig Hella Johnson

Interfaith Youth Chorus, Maria Ellis, Director

Give Us Hope

Music by Jim Papoulis; arranged by Francisco J. Nunez

Interfaith Youth Chorus, Maria Ellis, Director

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

Music by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terell; arranged by Robert T. Gibson

Interfaith Youth Chorus, Maria Ellis, Director

Nartana Premachandra, storyteller

 

CLOSING

God Bless America

 

AFTER THE CONCERT

All were invited outside in front of The Sheldon on Washington Blvd. to meet the performers, their fellow audience members and to continue their interfaith journey by participating in creating the Hope Mural.

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