Music and Poetry Begin the Healing Process After Deadly Fires

Nov 2, 2017

Graphic for October 28 Day of Remembrance at Santa Rosa Junior College

We wanted to end the week of fire-related news with a look back at last Saturday’s Day of Remembrance at Santa Rosa Junior College. Earlier in the week we heard from Sheriff Rob Giordano – but now let’s listen to the music and poetry that brought the audience of several hundred to tears… and to their feet repeatedly on a crystal clear and warm fall day. You’ll hear MC Pat Kerrigan of KSRO and young poet Vicente Reyes of Mark West Charter School. Tenor Mark Kratz and soprano Linnea Hill started things off with the National Anthem.

Local performers from Transcendence Theater Company, which sang so movingly at the event, are heading up a "Sonoma Strong Benefit Concert for California Fire Recovery" with a stellar group of Broadway artists. The benefit is 7 p.m. EST on Sunday, Nov. 5, and will stream live on the Transcendence Facebook page at 4 p.m. PST.