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New York City NBC Affiliate Features Schiller Institute Chorus 9/11 Commemoration

Sept. 12, 2018 (EIRNS)—The Schiller Institute New York City Chorus, and its concert commemorating the victims and families of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, were given prominence by Channel 4 NBC News in New York, in its report on the 17th anniversary of 9/11.

On its evening news Sept. 10, coverage began with a reporter with the Ground Zero tower in the background, reporting, “The Schiller Institute New York Chorus was given the solemn honor of memorializing 9/11.” Video of the chorus rehearsing the African American Spiritual “Daniel, Daniel” was interwoven with the reporter describing it as “of every race, every religion, every ethnic background,” and quoting its first soprano Judith Moseley who had worked at and lost friends at the World Trade Center.

The news report then emphasized the lasting health problems and deaths of first responders and survivors; the way children of first responders who died on 9/11 remembered them by becoming first responders themselves; and then returned to the Schiller Institute New York City Chorus rehearsal. “And that chorus,” the reporter concluded, “will be presenting a memorial concert at St. Anthony of Padua Church in the Village tomorrow night.”

NBC News followed up the on night of Sept. 11 with brief video clips from the memorial concert itself at St. Anthony of Padua, attended by some 200 New Yorkers, including some who had been first responders on that terrible day.

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