A Musical Gathering at the Raue Center

MCJC Connections
January/February 2018 ~ Tevet/Shevat/Adar ~ Vol. 5778

On Sunday, January 28, 2018 over 150 children and youth from six of the best children’s ensembles of the Chicago metropolitan area who represent various faith and ethnic traditions will gather at the Raue Center for the Arts (26 N Williams Street, Crystal Lake) for a day of interfaith music and dance.

The day culminates with a public concert called “The Sounds of Faith.” It will include song, dance, recitation, and chant from Islamic, Jewish, Christian, and Hindu traditions. All of the participants will join together in a shared anthem, “Peace in the Desert,” composed and conducted by the well-known composer, Lee Kesselman.

Tickets are available online at https://www.faithbridgeinterfaith.org/. FaithBridge, a local interfaith consortium in the Northwestern suburbs of Chicago, and the Harran Productions Foundation are sponsors for this event.

Endorsed by the Parliament for World Religions, this “Sounds of Faith” concert will inaugurate local celebrations of World Interfaith Harmony Week sponsored by the United Nations. Over 1,000 events are anticipated worldwide through February 8, but this may be the only one to focus entirely on children.

Groups that will participate include Campanella Children’s Choir,
Northbrook, the Nasheed Club of the Islamic Foundation School of
Villa Park, the Little Warriors for Christ and Imani Ya Watume of Trinity United Church of Christ, Chicago, the Children’s Kathak Dance Ensemble, Schaumburg, and the Chicago Children’s Choir – Rogers Park & Humboldt Park Neighborhood Choirs.

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