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2019 Interfaith Concert

"Songs of Hope"

September 15, 2019

The Sheldon Concert Hall



St. Louis Fire Department Color Guard


The Star-Spangled Banner

Jeremy Denis, vocalist



Laura Arnold, Chair, Arts & Faith St. Louis



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


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



God Bless America


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All were invited outside in front of The Sheldon on Washington Boulevard 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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