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Utah faiths coming together for night of interfaith music, sharing talents

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Members of the Divya School of Dance perform a classical Indian dance “Bharatanatyam” as Salt Lake Interfaith Roundtable presents Sacred Music, religious music, dance and performance representing faith traditions worldwide Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015, inside the tabernacle on Temple Square, in Salt Lake City.

Scott G Winterton, Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — Members of different faiths and religions are coming together for a special night of music and sharing talents next week.

The Salt Lake Interfaith Roundtable is hosting an Interfaith Music Evening in the Salt Lake Tabernacle on Sunday, March 8, at 6 p.m.

The event is free and no tickets are required. Parking will be available under the Conference Center.

George Cannon, a volunteer member of the Salt Lake Interfaith Roundtable, said organizers hope the Interfaith Music Evening will be a wonderful event for families, exposing them to music and dances they wouldn’t see anywhere else.

“These wonderful musical numbers represent various world cultures, which have millions of followers, and provide a rare window into their world,” Cannon said. “The visual experience will be fascinating for all.”

KSL-TV reporter Carole Mikita will emcee the program, which will feature prayers by different faiths, musical performances, poetry and dancing.

The audience will see the Salt Lake Children’s Choir, the Khemera Dance Troupe, Hindu dancers, the Debra Bonner Unity Gospel Choir, among others, Cannon said.

“From Scottish bagpipes, which are such a unique and colorful instrument, to the Asian dances from India and Southeast Asia, to the rich Latin music of the Choro Hispano,” he said. “None of the musical numbers will be longer than five minutes, so we do not lose the attention of the children.”

For more information, visit www.interfaithroundtable.org.