Moorhead composer featured in 9/11 memorial
Posted at 10:36 AM on September 9, 2011
by Dan Gunderson
Filed under: Arts
A Moorhead composer and conductor along with singers from the Fargo Moorhead area will perform at Lincoln Center in New York on Sunday as part of a 9/11 memorial concert.
After the Sept. 11 2001 terrorist attacks, Concordia College conductor Rene Clausen was commissioned to write a choral work. His piece, "Memorial," is featured in this report from 2003.
Clausen has been invited back to New York to participate in the Memorial Concert Sunday in Avery Fisher Hall, along with conductor Karl Jenkins, who wrote "The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace."
Distinguished Concerts International in New York is also asking choruses around the world to perform either of the pieces by Clausen or Jenkins during September. They're calling it a Global Sing for Peace.