The Colorado Children’s Chorale has the distinct honor of opening this weekend’s Colorado Remembers 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony by singing our National Anthem at 1:00pm at Civic Center Park. The ceremony will be hosted by Governor John Hickenlooper and Mayor Michael Hancock and will consist of some speeches, a military flyover, and of course, music. We are honored to share the stage this Sunday with the Colorado Symphony, the Beach Boys, and Tyler Ward for the remembrance ceremony. We hope you will join us and the thousands of others from our community who are expected to attend. Details can be found on the flyer above or by visiting www.thecell.org.
For many of us, music plays a variety of roles in our lives. We use it for fun. We use it to experience beauty. We use it to inspire ourselves and others around us. There are also times like this Sunday, when we will use music as a way to help us remember and reflect. Experiencing music in this way isn’t just good for kids; it’s good for adults, too.
Our Tour Choir kids are almost all in middle school, so they were very young on September 11, 2001. But, as they sing the Star-Spangled Banner this Sunday, and actively participate in this 10th anniversary commemoration, they do so not just as choral singers, but as members of the Denver community. Members of the American community. Members of the post- 9/11 world that they are inheriting.
So, please join us this Sunday at Civic Center Park as we serve our community by opening the ceremony with our National Anthem. Sing along with us if you want. Come listen. Come reflect. Come remember.