Saturday, September 3, 2011

9/11 Memorial Performance Featuring Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Tom Brokaw

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square will present a special 9/11 memorial performance of Music & the Spoken Word on Sunday, September 11th. Celebrated news anchor Tom Brokaw will join the Choir as a guest narrator. The program will highlight how Americans have risen above the loss and grief of 9/11/2001.

The program will present, in music and word, how that tragedy—and other challenges faced by everyday Americans—have bound our nation together, and inspired us to lead lives of deeper understanding, appreciation and purpose.

Mack Wilberg, music director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, said:
As much sorrow and grief as came from 9/11, there have also come positives. In this program, we wanted to show how the indomitable American spirit turned a tragedy into a triumph of coming together and caring and serving. The message of this show is that—as individuals and as a nation—we can find healing and strength in adversity, and literally rise above all the negatives.
"9/11: Rising Above" will be broadcast on Sunday, September 11th on approximately 750 stations and networks in the US and Canada. A large number of these (including many NBC network affiliates) will be carrying a Music & the Spoken Word program for the first time. Airtimes and station information can be found here. The program will be streamed live on the internet on BYU-TVBYU-Radio, and KSL and can be heard on SiriusXM Radio channel 143.

More details may be found here and here.

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