More than 300 singers from the Commonwealth Youthchoirs gathered on Sunday for a tribute concert to honor the memory of 20 first graders from Newtown, Conn., who died one year ago on Dec. 14 in a shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
The Keystone State Boychoir and the Pennsylvania Girlchoir performed “Remembering Newtown … A Concert of Peace and Hope” at Holy Trinity Church in Philadelphia on Sunday to commemorate the Sandy Hook victims and other children who have died.
Last June, the Keystone State Boychoir was invited to perform a “Concert of Solace” for the families of the Sandy Hook tragedy. One of the Newtown families traveled to Philadelphia for the Sunday performance.
The concert also included a tribute to Nelson Mandela on the day of his burial with a performance of anti-apartheid songs “Weeping” and “Hope for the Resolution,” as well as other South African folk music.