SEPTEMBER 11

Washington National Cathedral Sept. 11 events moved

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Friday, September 9, 2011—LOCATION: KENNEDY CENTER CONCERT HALL—"A Concert to Honor" featuring Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and a performance of the Brahms Requiem to honor the victims of 9/11 and survivors, their families, and emergency response personnel, as well as the nearly 6,000 fallen military service members whose lives have since been lost in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The Kennedy Center will now host "The Concert for Hope." (Photo: Kevin H./Flickr)

What: Address by military leaders and the Brahms Requiem performed by the Marine Chamber Orchestra and the United States Navy Band Sea Chanters with the Cathedral Choir
Where: KENNEDY CENTER CONCERT HALL
When: 7:30–9:30 pm

Saturday, September 10, 2011— POSTPONED—"A Concert to Heal" and Community Gathering Day
The Cathedral invites families to attend a free public concert featuring local artists and music encouraging interfaith understanding across cultures and generations to experience healing from loss and division. On this day, we recall the unity Americans felt in the face of the attacks on 9/11, and the common values that helped us become stronger as one nation and one people.

What: Performances by Sweet Honey in the Rock, Ocho de Bastos and other local artists
When: POSTPONED

Sunday, September 11, 2011—Commemorating the tenth anniversary of September 11

The events of the tenth anniversary of September 11 will recognize our darkest moments, and through music, prayer, and conversation, offer hope. The capstone event of the Cathedral's commemorative weekend will take place on Sunday evening at "A Concert for Hope." The concert will feature words of wisdom, songs of hope, and messages of peace.

Interfaith Prayer Vigil—LOCATION: WASHINGTON HEBREW CONGREGATION

What: A vigil where participants of diverse faiths will pray together and mark the moments when airplanes struck the North and South Towers of the World Trade Center, hit the Pentagon, and crashed in Pennsylvania with the tolling of the largest bell in the Cathedral tower.
Where: WASHINGTON HEBREW CONGREGATION
When: 8:30–10 am
Who: Cathedral Dean Samuel T. Lloyd III; Bishop of Washington John Bryson Chane; Rabbi Bruce Lustig, Washington Hebrew Congregation; Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche of Tibet, Buddhist nun and incarnate lama; Dr. D.C. Rao, a Hindu priest serving on the Board of Directors of the Inter Faith Conference; Imam Mohamed Magid, president of the Islamic Society of North America; and musician Humayun Khan

Forum on Compassion
What: Guided conversation on what people of faith share in common
Where: WASHIGTON HEBREW CONGREATION
When: 10:15–11 am
Who: Author Karen Armstrong, Cathedral Dean Samuel T. Lloyd III

Commemorative Holy Eucharist
What: A commemorative celebration of Holy Eucharist
Where: WASHINGTON HEBREW CONGREGATION
When: 11:15 am–12:30 pm
Who: Bishop of Washington John Bryson Chane, presider; Cathedral Dean Samuel T. Lloyd III, preacher; the Rev. Dr. Kathy J. Nelson, president, F.I.S.H. Foundation, Inc.

"A Concert for Hope"
What: A program of poetry, reading, reflections, and classical and popular music
Where: KENNEDY CENTER CONCERT HALL
When: 7:30–9 pm
Who: Speakers including President Barack Obama and performing artists, including Alan Jackson, Patti LaBelle, Denyce Graves and the Marine Chamber Orchestra

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