Interfaith Concert Raises Money for Community Groups

April 28, 2008

Author: Dana Molina

Source: The Daily Northwestern

For nine-year-old Steve Pena, singing in front of about 500 people was nerve-wracking. He was afraid he would forget what he learned during the weekly choir rehearsals he attends after catechism.

"I thought I missed part of (the song)," he said. But he got over it "by calming myself and telling myself I could do it."

Steve's choir, the Inspired Youth of Uptown-Edgewater, was one of nine choirs that attended Sunday's Interfaith Choral Festival. The event brought together choruses of different faiths to perform at the newly built Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation synagogue.