Tuesday, August 30, 2011

City of Elgin 9/11 Memorial Ceremony, Concert of Remembrance at Hemmens

On Sunday, September 11 at 3:30PM at the Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way, the Elgin Choral Union, along with the City of Elgin and the Elgin Symphony Orchestra, present A Concert of Remembrance - a collaborative performance to commemorate the Tenth Anniversary of the September 11 attacks.

This moving concert features John Adams’ Transmigration of Souls, written shortly after the attacks to exemplify the emotions & complexities of the tragedy; and Johannes Brahms’ Requiem, often referred to as the Human Requiem, written for the living as they remember those who have passed on.

The concert will also feature performances by Elgin Choral Union, Elgin Symphony Orchestra, Heartland Voices, Elgin Children’s Chorus, and Elgin OPERA.

Tickets are on available by calling the Hemmens' Box Office at 847-931-5900 or at Hemmens.org.

Preceding the concert at 1:30PM, join the City of Elgin for a September 11 Memorial Ceremony at Civic Plaza, 150 Dexter Court (behind City Hall), featuring a presentation of the colors, performance of The Star Spangled Banner, God Bless America and Amazing Grace, welcoming remarks by City of Elgin Mayor David Kaptain, sounding of the bells, rifle salute, Taps and more.

For additional information about the ceremony, please call 847-931-5677 or for a link to the complete rundown of the ceremony's itinerary, click here!

1 comment:

Denise Driscoll said...

Will there be a way for the public to do something for the firefighters or police?
I would like to donate some food or something to thank them for all they do for the community.
This is what I want to do as part of the 9/11 I will campaign

Are either currently collecting for a charity that I can donate too?