Washington National Cathedral's is holding a three-day commemoration of the tenth anniversary of September 11, 2001 and Artists Denyce Graves, Alan Jackson, and Patti LaBelle will be among those participating in "A Call to Compassion," . In the days following the tragedy, the National Cathedral was called on to serve as a sacred national gathering place for mourning, reflection, and prayer. As the country marks the tenth anniversary of that tragic day, the Cathedral will once again open its doors to the nation and offer a weekend of programing to honor the dead, address the continued need for national healing, and foster the desire to create a more hopeful and just world.
The events planned include:
September 9, 2011 -- 7:30 pm - "A Concert to Honor," during which the Brahms Requiem will be performed by the Marine Chamber Orchestra and United States Navy Band Sea Chanters, along with soprano Christine Brandes, bass-baritone Eric Owens, and the Cathedral Choir.
September 10, 2011 -- 12:00 pm - "A Concert to Heal" and Community Gathering Day where families are invited to attend attend a free public concert featuring Latin pop band Ocho de Bastos, Afghan-born singer Humayun Khan, and other local artists and music encouraging interfaith understanding across cultures and generations. ABC7/WJLA-TV anchor Leon Harris will serve as host.
September 11, 2011 -- 8:30 am - An interfaith vigil which will include leaders from many faiths gathering in prayer.
September 11, 2011 -- 8:00 pm - "A Concert for Hope," featuring Denyce Graves, Alan Jackson, and Patti LaBelle.
All events except those on the morning of Sunday, September 11, are ticketed. To view a full list of events and to reserve tickets, please visit www.calltocompassion.com
Ten years ago, 9/11 became more than a date.
We all remember where we were, who we were with, what we were doing. Now, a decade later, we look back not only to honor the victims and heroes of those events but also to look forward to find healing and hope.
National Cathedral invites you to join in commemorating the tenth anniversary of September 11, 2001, by sharing your story, prayer, or remembrance about the tragedy.
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