Inspired by Leonard Bernstein’s plea that we respond to violence with a renewed resolve “to make music more intensely, more beautifully, and more devotedly than ever before,” we as artists have gotten together to create a musical response to the most recent tragedies. We hope you will join us in our efforts to unite our community through song.
Hosted by Classical Minnesota Public Radio, you are invited to a free concert on Thursday, July 14, 2016 at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Minneapolis. More information is below.
Tesfa Wondemagegnehu, Classical MPR manager of choral initiatives, and our own G. Phillip Shoultz, III, associate conductor, will lead singers in a program featuring special guests Fred Steele, JD Steele and Dessa. The event will last approximately one hour and consist largely of music, interspersed with brief inspirational and meditative readings. Run concurrently with a community sing in Dallas, TX, the concert will feature a moment when attendees at both events join together in song.
A Bridge of Song
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Westminster Presbyterian Church
1200 Marquette Avenue South, Minneapolis
5-7 pm: Come early to rehearse and sing with the community choir. If possible, please fill out this link to RSVP, and make sure to enter through the 12th and Marquette Avenue door at Westminster Presbyterian Church for the rehearsal.
7:30-8:30 pm: A Bridge of Song
Listen to a live stream of the event on Classical MPR’s Facebook page. Participants are encouraged to use the hashtag #BridgeofSong. Classical MPR will also be playing a selection of music reflecting hope and unity during this time.
Please forward this email to your friends and family, and share the Facebook event to let the community know about this concert. Our goal is to fill the sanctuary and lift up strains of peace and joy that can plant seeds for conversation and transformation.