So many people, in so many ways, are helping heal the events that occurred on Sept. 11. While many in show business are performing benefits and donating funds from tickets sales, another group of artists are offering their talents and services for various ceremonies held in memory of those victimized.
This group, "The Music Givers," consists of a number of professional musicians and performers from the Broadway community. They will perform free of charge at funerals or memorial services of any religious affiliation. Their goal, as stated in a release, is "to share our musical gifts with the families and friends of our dear departed neighbors who were victimized by the events of September 11, 2001. "
The many artists include Betty Buckley (Sunset Boulevard), Eric Gunhus (currently in Producers), Sarah Dacey Charles (Les Miserables), Phil Fortenberry (Broadway pianist), violinist Lyris Hung, Elinore O'Connell (Aspects of Love) and Linda Emond (1776 and the upcoming Homebody/Kabul).
— by Ernio Hernandez