Musicians to host September 11 commemorative concert

Bel Canto Chorus of Milwaukee and the Milwaukee chamber Orchestra will host United We Stand, a free commemorative concert on Sunday, September 11, at 3 p.m. in Cathedral Square Park, in honor of the victims, heroes, and first responders of September 11th.
The program includes Mozart’s Requiem and Barber’s "Adagio for Strings", conducted by Maestro Richard Hynson. Featured soloists are Rebecca Whitney, Nicole Warner, Gregory Schmidt, and Gerard Sundberg.
The Milwaukee Fire Department Honor Guard will present the colors in a processional march, and faith leaders from the Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee will present an invocation, reflections, and prayer for the future.
A patriotic prelude featuring the Midwest Vocal Express male a cappella chorus and the Bel Canto Boy Choirs will begin at 2:15 p.m. Audience members will also have an opportunity to make a prayer flag with wishes of remembrance, peace, hope, healing, or understanding. All materials will be free and available in Cathedral Square from 2 to 3 p.m., organized by the Peace and International Issues Committee of the Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee.
The concert is free and open to the public, and audience members are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs in order to enjoy this concert event. Premium tickets are also available for purchase.
Milwaukee Public Television (MPTV) will present a live broadcast of the concert on channel MPTV 10.1, and a rebroadcast at 6:30 PM on MPTV 36.1.

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