Basilica Concert Marks Tenth Anniversary of Attacks on September 11

 

The Choir and Brass Ensemble of the Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe will present a concert entitled “September 11th,…

The Choir and Brass Ensemble of the Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe will present a concert entitled “September 11th, We Will Never Forget” on  Sunday, September 11th  at 3:00 p.m. as the opening program of the Basilica’s 2011-2012 Concert Series.  Marking the 10th anniversary of the attacks, the concert will include a number of speakers who will offer perspectives and remembrances of the day.

The concert will be a stirring tribute to those who were lost on that day as well as the heroes who saved so many lives.  Featuring music by Palestrina, Lotti and Gregorian Chant as well as central Florida composers Charles Thatcher and Marshall Webb, the varied program will conclude with a rousing patriotic finale.

The Basilica Choir was founded to minister to the many tourists and visitors to the central Florida area, and to provide sacred music at weekend Masses.  The eight singers in the choir are professional musicians in the Orlando area and are under the direction of Dr. William Picher.

Admission charge for the concert is $10 for adults, under 12 are free.  Group rates are available in advance by calling 407-239-6600 x317.  Tickets are available in advance at the Basilica Gift Shop and will also be available at the door for those seats that are still available.  The Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe is located at 8300 Vineland Avenue in Orlando, near the Lake Buena Vista of I-4 (exit #68).  There is ample free parking.

For more information, call the Basilica Music Department at (407) 239-6600 x317, or email music@maryqueenoftheuniverse.org