Contact: Stephen Jenks, Eagles' Wings
NEW YORK, Sept. 6, 2016 /Christian Newswire
/ -- Robert Stearns, renowned musician and inspirational communicator, has been invited as the guest soloist at the St. Patrick's Cathedral on Saturday, September 10, for a service commemorating the 15th anniversary of 9/11.
This solemn assembly will be marked by prayers offered by Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Rabbi Joseph Potasnik, and will include the St. Patrick's Choir and the NY Symphonic Brass. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will address the gathering along with the FDNY Commissioner, Daniel Nigro and Chief of Department, James Leonard.
The Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY) will coordinate this service, honoring the 343 members killed on September 11, 2001 and the 127 members who have died since then due to illnesses related to their work in the rescue and recovery effort at the World Trade Center.
When asked about his participation at this national event, Stearns shared, "It is a tremendous privilege, and without question, the most honoring and humbling gathering I could ever take part in." Rabbi Joseph Potasnik, Exec. VP of the New York Board of Rabbis, commented, "Robert Stearns is an inspirational leader and a trusted friend to many in the NYC community. It is fitting that his beautiful gift of music will be part of this historic commemoration." This musical performance follows up Stearns' debut at Carnegie Hall in April 2013, where he was a soloist alongside the legendary Sandi Patty and Larnelle Harris.
The event will be live streamed at www.saintpatrickscathedral.org/live
beginning at 3:00pm EDT. For more information on the FDNY 9/11 Memorial Service, please visit www.facebook.com/FDNY