Soprano Julia Bullock, a St. Louis native hailed by The New York Times as an “impressive, fast-rising soprano…poised for a significant career,” will headline the seventh annual interfaith concert at The Sheldon in September.
The New York-based Bullock grew up in Webster Groves and is a 2005 graduate of John Burroughs. Her career has taken her across the globe, performing with the New York Philharmonic, the London Symphony, the San Francisco Symphony and with opera companies in England, Spain and South America.
This year’s performance is themed “Building Bridges.” The free concert has been presented annually by Arts & Faith St. Louis since 2011, on the 10th anniversary of 9/11 in an effort to commemorate the tragedy by bringing St. Louisans together.
Along with Bullock, the 442s, an ensemble including members of the St. Louis Symphony, and young singers and musicians from across the metropolitan area will take the stage. Bullock will sing a new composition by 442 member Adam Maness, which was especially commissioned for the event.
The performance will also feature a video created by teens of different faiths who first came together as part of the Arts & Faith St. Louis March 2017 presentation of “The Cave,” a theatrical work that explored the common roots of the three Abrahamic faiths: Judaism, Islam and Christianity. The video will trace the interfaith journey of teens here in St. Louis working to build bridges of understanding. Additional video will be seen outside The Sheldon following the concert as the audience mingles with the artists and faith ensemble performers.
The Sunday, Sept. 10, concert begins at 5:30 p.m. Free tickets will be available at the door beginning at 4:30 p.m. the day of the concert.