Honoring Victims Of The 9/11 Terrorist Attacks, Vanguard’s University Concert Choir Will Offer Music and Hope to Orange County Community
COSTA MESA, Calif., September 7, 2016 – The Vanguard University department of music has been invited to perform for the City of Anaheim’s 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance 15th anniversary event. The special event is open to the public, all ages, and being held Sunday, September 11 at 2pm at the City National Grove of Anaheim.
The event is hosted by the City of Anaheim, and will also include Anaheim Fire & Rescue Chief Randy Bruegman, Anaheim Police Chief Raul Quezada, Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait, and other honored guests including Vanguard’s University concert choir, under the direction of Dr. James L. Melton.
Vanguard University’s department of music has presented choral and orchestral concerts in renowned concert halls, including Carnegie Hall and the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York, and throughout Europe, China, and the U.S. The music program most recently received membership into the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).
“It’s an honor to be a part of such an important day of remembrance,” said Dr. Susanne Reid, chair of the department of music at Vanguard. “It is our hope that as our group leads the Anaheim community in thought-provoking music, we will honor the victims and be inspired to serve our communities with renewed passion.”
The September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance, where the concert choir will perform, will honor the sacrifice of those who were lost in the terrorist attacks, and those who died responding to the tragedy of September 11th.
For more information on the September 11th event, visit www.visitanaheim.org. For more information on upcoming performances from the department of music ensembles at Vanguard University, visit www.vanguard.edu/music.
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About Vanguard University
Vanguard University (VU) is a regionally ranked, private, Christian university of liberal arts and professional studies. Located ten minutes from Newport Beach and an hour from Los Angeles, Vanguard equips students for a Spirit-empowered life of Christ-centered leadership and service. Vanguard is committed to academic excellence, boasting small class sizes that are designed to cultivate lasting professor-mentor relationships that enhance the learning process. The 2016 U.S. News & World Report ranked Vanguard #13 in the Regional Colleges (West) category, #10 for Best Colleges for Veterans, and #19 for economic diversity. The Princeton Review ranked Vanguard a 2016 “Best in the West” regional college. Accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, Vanguard offers more than 30 degrees and certificates through its undergraduate, graduate, and professional studies programs. Please visit www.vanguard.edu