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Appalachian Children’s Chorus and Montclaire String Quartet to join governor and legislators for commemoration of Sept. 11 terror attacks

9/8/2006

The Appalachian Children’s Chorus and the Montclaire String Quartet of the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra will join Governor Joe Manchin III and members of the West Virginia Legislature on Monday to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States.

The commemoration will begin at 8:30 a.m. with the Appalachian Children’s Chorus performing for approximately 15 minutes on the north side of the State Capitol. Following their performance, members of the group will ring the state’s Liberty Bell at 8:46 a.m.—the time the first airplane hit the World Trade Center in New York.

The Montclaire String Quartet will play on the north side of the Capitol from 11:45 a.m. to noon. At noon, Governor Manchin will make brief remarks, and then will be joined by members of the Legislature for a second bell ringing. A bagpiper will play “Amazing Grace” to conclude the ceremony.

In the event of inclement weather, the event will be held in the lower rotunda of the Capitol. For more information, please contact Ginny Painter, deputy commissioner, at (304) 558-0220, ext. 120.

The West Virginia Division of Culture and History, an agency of the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts, brings together the state’s past, present and future through programs and services in the areas of archives and history, the arts, historic preservation and museums. Visit the Division’s website at www.wvculture.org for more information about programs of the Division. The Division of Culture and History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Ginny Painter
Deputy Commissioner/Communications Manager
West Virginia Division of Culture and History
The Cultural Center
1900 Kanawha Blvd., East
Charleston, WV  25305
Phone (304) 558-0220, ext. 120
Fax (304) 558-2779
Email ginny.painter@wvculture.org