Concerts in the area will provide reflections on 9/11
By Tim Smith
Sep 08, 2011 | 5:40 AM
The first anniversary of 9/11 inspired a remarkable global commemoration -- the "Rolling Requiem," performances of Mozart's Requiem from time zone to time zone.
As far as I know, the 10th anniversary has not generated anything quite like that, perhaps a result of how quickly the world got back to its usual suspicious or warring factions. But there are musical events in the Baltimore/Annapolis to mark the sobering occasion, including these:
The Annapolis Chorale, which participated memorably in that 2002 "Rolling Requiem" project, will revisit Mozart's powerful Requiem on Sunday.
J. Ernest Green will lead his ensemble in two free performances of the work, also featuring the Annapolis Chamber Orchestra, soprano Carolene Winter, mezzo Catrin Davies, tenor J. Austin Bitner and bass Brendan Cooke.
The first performance is at 4 p.m. on Sunday during a service of remembrance at St. Anne's Parish in Annapolis.
The second is at 7 p.m. at the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts. On that occasion, in addition to the Requiem, the Chorale will sing Mozart's sublime "Ave Verum" and the orchestra will play Barber's darkly beautiful "Adagio for Strings." Both events are free.
The Baltimore Vocal Arts Society presents a free concert, "In Memoriam -- Remembering An American Tragedy," at 3 p.m. Sunday at St. Joseph's Monastery, 3801 Old Frederick Road.
The program includes works by Douglas Townsend and Daniel Crozier, as well as spirituals, performed by vocalists Tona Brown, Schauntice Marshall and Robyn Stevens, accompanied by pianists Adam Graham and Michael Angelucci.
Trio Galilei -- Sue Richards, Celtic harp; Carolyn Surrick, viola da gamba; Ginger Hildebrand, guitar and fiddle -- will give a concert at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Creative Alliance as a "tribute to those who've served, and an opportunity to reflect on post-9/11." The ensemble spent a great deal of time providing musical comfort to wounded military personnel at the recently closed Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
If you are looking for a worship service on Sunday that commemorates 9/11 through music, there will be one at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Epiphany Episcopal Church in Odenton. The service includes "Lamentations" composed by Mark Hardy, a teacher and choral director at the Baltimore School for the Arts. The featured performer will be cellist Troy Stuart, who also teaches at the School for the Arts.