HEALING THE BROKEN HEARTED - A Memorial for Newtown
In response to President Obama's message to "come together" and "be at our best as Americans," seven of Chicago's finest choirs will sing to heal the brokenhearted. This special broadcast will be heard on WCLV, this Saturday, January 26, 2013, at 4:00 PM.
In memory of the children and teachers lost to gun violence in Newtown, Connecticut, this memorial concert will feature American music, including a newly commissioned Requiem Mass by Lita Grier interspersed with a prayerful array of solo art songs and interfaith meditations.
For the first time ever, five of Chicago's nationally recognized children's choirs will join together in concert at St. James Cathedral. They will perform not just as young choirs singing together, but as musical citizens determined to sing with 'one voice' in service of the grieving parents and families who lost their beautiful children.
The combined choirs will be joined by an interfaith roster of spiritual leaders and a cast of celebrated vocal artists. The radio broadcast will be hosted by 11 year-old Masha Lakisova, a talented violinist and engaging speaker.
Lita Grier, whose Requiem will be included in the broadcast, worked with WCLV for
a number of years during the 1990s producing such broadcasts syndicated by WCLV
as the Salzburg Festival, the Vienna Philharmonic and the French National