A day of sharing the sacred sounds of their faith traditions by children and youth from five faith communities around Chicago, followed by a public concert of these offerings.
From 11:30am until 5:30pm
At The Raue Center for the Arts
26 North Williams Street, Crystal Lake, Illinois USA
FaithBridge & The Harran Productions Foundation / 00-1-224-623-9200Endorsed by The Parliament of World Religions, this will be an educational event and public concert bringing 150 or more children together from different faith and ethnic communities to share the sounds and songs (instrumental, chant, recitation, movement) of their traditions. A luncheon will be served according to the dietary requirements of each tradition. The children and youth will spend most of the day together with the musical staff. At a public concert at 4:00 p.m. each group will offer sacred sounds of its own tradition, and all together they will sing "Peace in the Desert" directed by its composer, Lee Kesselman, and “Gate, Gate”, a Buddhist Chant composed by Brian Tate. An audience of 400-600 is anticipated, but winter weather in Chicago may be a factor! All publicity materials and the printed programs highlight the UN-sponsored World Interfaith Harmony Week. Video materials will be available following the concert, and shared with the World Interfaith Harmony program.