Local singers to honor 9/11 victims at Lincoln CenterMoorhead, MN (WDAY TV) - Tonight, music in Moorhead is being perfected to share on a world stage in New York to remember the fallen of September 11th.
Tonight, music in Moorhead is being perfected to share on a world stage in New York to remember the fallen of September 11th. The Master Chorale of Fargo-Moorhead and members of the Concordia Choir honored the fallen in 2003 in New York. Nearly 10 years after the attack the group is back together to memorialize the thousands killed that day.
Members of the Choir say its quite the honor who performed in 03 and who will be performing this weekend. From the singers to the music, Fargo-Moorhead will have unique, and strong presence as we remember those that were lost.
In less than a week, you'll be able to stand just about anywhere in the country to hear the emotion-filled music that tonight fills Hvidsen Hall on Concordia's Campus. But tonight, the hallways at Concordia are where the stage is.
Amy Kippen – Master Chorale Singer: "Yea, as we were signing through it I just found myself being really emotional."
Anticipation is building for the Fargo-Moorhead Master Chorale. They are five days away from performing in front of a world audience at Lincoln Center in New York on September 11th. But the music they'll be performing, just like all these singers, is home grown.
Rene Clausen – Concordia Music Composer: "Largely why I wrote the piece, although there is some drama of the events within the piece most of it is really not about that. Most of it is about finding hope."
Concordia teacher Rene Clausen was asked by the American Choral directors to write "Memorial,” and in 2003 he and his choir from the college performed it special after the 9/11 attacks in New York. Together with 52 singers, some will meet them in New York who sang in 2003 will light up a stage with song and emotion of a piece used to paint a picture of that dreadful day.
Rene Clausen: "Music puts a name to emotions. It allows us to express those and sometimes it hurts before it helps."
300 singers from around the country and different choirs will meet at Lincoln Center on September 11th. About two dozen Concordia alumni and some who sang "Memorial" in 2003 will be at the event with their families.