Bel Canto Chorus and Milwaukee Chamber Orchestra present United We Stand with local collaborators
Bel Canto Chorus and the Milwaukee Chamber Orchestra will host United We Stand, a free commemorative concert event, on Sunday, September 11 at 3:00 PM 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 (soprano), Nicole Warner (mezzo-soprano)
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 PM. 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 2:00-3:00 PM, 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. The broadcast will be in High Definition (HD) and stereo audio. Dan Jones of MPTV will be the on-air host. Wisconsin Public Television will air the performance statewide on WPT at 3:00 PM, and on The Wisconsin Channel at 8:00 PM.
Support for the concert is provided by the United We Stand Stars & Stripes Campaign, the United Performing Arts Fund, Aurora Health Care, Chuck Barnum, The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Hydrite Chemical Co., the East Town Association, and Journal Communications.
United We Stand
Sunday, September 11, 2011 at 3:00 PM
Cathedral Square Park
Rain site: The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist (812 N. Jackson St., Milwaukee, WI)
Bel Canto Chorus with the Milwaukee Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Richard Hynson. Featuring soloists Rebecca Whitney, Nicole Warner, Gregory Schmidt, and Gerard Sundberg. Local collaborators include Midwest Vocal Express, Bel Canto Boy Choirs, Milwaukee Fire Department Honor Guard, and the Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee.
The concert is free and open to the public. Premium tickets ($100) include chair seating, a guaranteed seat inside the Cathedral in case of rain, and access to the post-concert reception. To purchase tickets, please call the Bel Canto Chorus box office at (414) 481-8801.
About Bel Canto Chorus
Formed in 1931, Bel Canto Chorus is Southeastern Wisconsin's longest continuously performing arts group. Under the direction of Maestro Richard Hynson, the chorus opened its 80th anniversary season last October to a sold-out house and rave reviews of its "dynamic, polished performance"
About Milwaukee Chamber Orchestra, Richard Hynson, director, presents the finest quality music and innovative programming for small orchestra and ensembles through performances, education and outreach; offers professional performance opportunities for professional musicians and artists; and collaborates with other arts and educational organizations.
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Bel Canto Chorus is Milwaukee’s premier choral organization. Founded in 1931, Bel
Canto is committed to enriching the lives of its audiences and singing members through
the outstanding live presentation of choral music.