Elaine M. Keniston spent three days rehearsing and then singing before an audience of hundreds at the 2011 Choral Festival near Chicago at the Baha’i House of Worship on May 29, 2011. She joined 198 choristers from Canada, the United States, Africa and Europe for the event, now in its fifth year.
The outstanding architecture of this renowned temple on the shores of Lake Michigan and the beautiful gardens surrounding it, intended for all people to worship in, resonated with the stirring sounds of gospel and classical choral music from many faiths. She reports: “I felt privileged to take a small part. It was a joy and worth all the rehearsing we put in!”
Elaine is a member of the Baha’i Faith and has served on the Local Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Roanoke County for 18 years. Primary principals of Baha’i teachings are the unity of all religions and of humanity. Daily practice includes eliminating prejudice, prayer and the pursuit of peace.
Everyone is warmly welcome to sing in this festival. For next May, 2012, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the Baha’i Faith, visit www.bahai.us.
Submitted by Elaine M. Keniston.