Honoring those lost on 9/11

As the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks approach, a number of special events are planned. Here are details on a few of them.

Salute to Local Heroes

Sally and Greg Ricchiuti will host their annual 9-11 fundraiser to support Fire Station 9, from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday Sept. 10 at La Valencia Hotel. Firefighters will be in attendance to meet and greet guests. Tickets are $175 per person, and include dinner and dancing to music by Wayne Foster.


Rabbi Remembers

Rabbi Yael Ridberg (of Congregation Dor Hadash in Kearny Mesa who moved from NYC a year ago and who, 10 years ago, had just assumed the senior rabbi position of West End Synagogue in New York City when the World Trade Center was attacked) will share her experiences at the Friday night service Sept. 9.

In addition, on the opening day of religious school, Sunday Sept. 11, she will host a memorial service from 11:30 a.m. to noon at 4858 Ronson Court, San Diego. (917) 287-4207.

Rolling Requiem Project

The La Jolla Symphony Chorus will perform a free concert under the baton of director David Chase 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11 at St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church, 6628 Santa Isabel St., Carlsbad.

The performance is part of the “Rolling Requiem” project, a nationwide musical movement to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks with performances of the Mozart’s Mass to honor the dead.

Participating choruses from New York to Hawaii will perform the “Requiem” with each chorus beginning at 3 p.m. their local time, uniting singers throughout the continent as performances roll across the time zones.

The LJSC Carlsbad performance will be a Community Sing, with audience members invited to participate. Soloists joining the chorus are soprano Mary Jaeb, mezzo-soprano Ava Baker Liss, tenor Chad Frisque, and bass Phil Larson.

(858) 534-4637.

A Second Musical Requiem

Bach Collegium San Diego will open its ninth season of early music with performances of Mozart’s “Requiem” in memory of the victims of the attacks of Sept. 11. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16 at St. James-by-the-Sea in La Jolla, and Saturday, Sept. 17 at Point Loma Nazarene University.

Soloists include Claire Fedoruk, soprano; Angela Young Smucker, alto; and Mischa Bouvier, bass. This soaring work will be performed with period instruments for the first time in San Diego, and with six singers from San Diego State University’s choral music department augmenting BCSD’s ensemble. Tickets $40-$20. (619) 341-1726.

Peace-through-Trade Event

San Diego’s World Trade Center will host a free event from 2 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8 at Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier to mark the 9-11 Attacks. The program will include international trade exhibits; talks focusing on peace, prosperity and diversity through world trade; a Commemoration Walk at 4 p.m. from the County Administration Building to the Pavilion, a 4:30 p.m. program with a military flyover, flag salute, moment of silence, singing of the national anthem, and presentations by officials. The event will end with a 5:30 p.m. concert by Jefferson Starship.

(619) 215-9966.

Yoga for 9/11

A remembrance event and benefit for the International Association of Fire Fighters, is set for Sept. 11 at Bonita Cove East, Mission Bay Park. Registration: 8-9 a.m. Opening ceremony: 9-9:30 a.m. Yoga and meditation: 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Closing: 11:30 a.m. to noon. Link to details: https://

Freedom Walk

Operation Homefront Southern California will host a 5K non-competitive Freedom Walk 2011 on Sept. 11 at De Anza Cove in Mission Bay Park. The free, public event will commemorate the lives lost in the attacks on 9-11 and recognize the sacrifice of U.S. service members past and present. Registration: 7:30 a.m. Event: 9 a.m. Online registration: (858) 695-6810.

Unveiling a local 9/11 memorial

A 9/11 memorial fashioned from steel from the Twin Towers in New York, including two aluminum columns inscribed with the names of all the emergency first responders who died in the terrorist attacks, will be unveiled at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 9 at Fire Station 21 in Pacific Beach, 750 Grand Ave.It was created by San Diego Firefighter Tim Swanson, who works at Station 21.

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