FiDi Families are invited to a very special tribute event on Thursday, May 30th, which marks the 17th anniversary of the official end of the nine-month rescue and recovery operation at the World Trade Center following the 9/11 attacks. This operation, as well as those near Shanksville, Pennsylvania and at the Pentagon, left hundreds of thousands affected by exposure to hazards and toxins in the aftermath of the attacks. Their courage, selflessness and perseverance will be permanently recognized by the 9/11 Memorial Glade.
On that day, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum, in partnership with Choir! Choir! Choir! (C!C!C!) and ALL ARTS, will present a special community event to pay tribute to those who are sick or have died because of 9/11 illnesses, to their families, and to all those who responded when our nation needed them most. C!C!C! exists to celebrate music and push the boundaries between practice and performance, artist and audience, offering therapeutic benefits with the ultimate side effect: a powerful community. We invite you to gather with Nobu Adilman and Daveed Goldman, the founders of C!C!C!, in the Museum’s Foundation Hall to take part in a choral arrangement of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” with singer-songwriter and composer Rufus Wainwright.
All are welcome and no singing experience is necessary. You’ll get a song sheet at the door, and Daveed and Nobu will teach you the vocal arrangement. You will perform along with Wainwright, gathered around the Last Column, and then be part of a procession and final performance on the newly dedicated Memorial Glade. ALL ARTS, a member of the WNET family of public media organizations, will film the program for future airing on its free broadcast channel and streaming platform.
C!C!C! has taught and performed hundreds of songs throughout the world—including at Carnegie Hall, Radio City, Joe’s Pub, the National Arts Centre, the Luminato Festival, and many more.
We hope you will join us for this special program at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum on Thursday, May 30 at 4:30 p.m. Tickets are complimentary but required, and can be reserved here.