Tuesday, September 11 - 8:46 a.m. - Ground Zero
The Young People's Chorus of New York City conducted by Artistic Director/Founder Francisco J. Núñez will open the day of 9/11 commemorations on Tuesday, September 11 at 8:46 a.m. by singing the National Anthem at Ground Zero before the annual reading of the names of those lost at the World Trade Center 11 years ago. They will close the ceremonies afterwards.
Tuesday, September 11 - 7:00 p.m. - St. Patrick's Cathedral
Later that day at 7 p.m., the Young People's Chorus of New York City returns to St. Patrick's Cathedral (Fifth Avenue at 50th Street) for its free annual "An Evening of Remembrance and Celebration" concert presented by The September Concert Foundation.* Joining YPC and Mr. Núñez will be the New York Choral Society conducted by NYCS Assistant Conductor Malcolm Merriweather and the Cathedral Choir of St. Patrick conducted by Dr. Jennifer Pascual. The Reverend Monsignor Robert T. Ritchie, the rector of St. Patrick's Cathedral, has issued an invitation to all of the public to come together to remember the souls of those lost and to comfort the living. Seating for this free concert begins at 6:30 p.m.
The Young People's Chorus of New York City was founded in 1988 by Francisco J. Núñez to provide children of all cultural and economic backgrounds with a unique program of music education and choral performances that seeks to fulfill every child's potential, while demonstrating a model of artistic excellence and humanity that enriches the community. www.ypc.org
*Each year on and around September 11, the September Concert Foundation invites musicians everywhere to come out and create music, bringing people together to reaffirm a hope for peace and to celebrate life and universal humanity. www.septemberconcert.org