HAMPTON ROADS, VIRGINIA [September 1, 2022] – After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, in partnership with the City of Norfolk and SevenVenues, will host its fourth annual CommUNITY Play-In and Sing-Along concert.
Members of the community are invited to play and sing alongside the VSO’s musicians on Sunday, September 11 at the Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center in Downtown Norfolk. This year’s CommUNITY concert will commemorate the 21st anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001 by uniting people of all ages, faiths and backgrounds through participation in music, dance and spoken word.
The event, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 4:30 p.m., with doors opening at 2:30 p.m.
Some of the music featured in this year’s CommUNITY concert will include Ludwig Van Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy,” Samuel Ward’s “America the Beautiful” and J. Rosamond Johnson and James Weldon Johnson’s “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” as well as performances by the Fleet Forces Band and Norfolk State University’s Spartan Legion Marching Band.
Community members are invited to come play, sing or simply enjoy the festivities as we come together to celebrate our unique and diverse communities. Registration is required for all participants and audience members to guarantee seating for everyone who would like to attend – click here to register.
Partner organizations featured in this event also include Teens With a Purpose, the Governor’s School for the Arts, Harmony Project Churches and the Virginia Opera, as well as faith leaders Rev. Nicole Guns, Sheikh Ahmed Motawee and Rabbi Michael Panitz.
For more information about the CommUNITY Play-In and Sing-Along, or to register to play and download music, visit the VSO’s CommUNITY page here.