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Trinity Church holds free concert to provide comfort for 9/11 first responders

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LOWER MANHATTAN — On the 15th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, is there a more moving piece of music that the national anthem performed by the West Point glee club and band in historic Trinity Church.

This West Point singer was moved as well.

"You can tell whose been deeply affected by the look on their faces," Aidan Dillon, 4th year West Point singer, told PIX11. "You just put your heart into it."

Trinity Church opened its door to everyone for this free concert just like it opened its Saint Paul's chapel for first responders and those needing comfort on September 11th and in the darks days and months that followed.

"Music opens the heart when our hearts want to close," William Lupfer, Rector of Trinity Church, told PIX11. "So music is very important."

World famous Composer Eric Ewazen wrote this "Hymn for the Lost and the Living" in the days immediately following the terrorist attacks.

"This piece is dedicated to people who lost their lives," Ewazen told PIX11. "It is somber and sad, but at the same time , it is meant to convey a sense of the beauty of their lives," Ewazen added.

And this hymn for the list and living gave comfort to those listening, Even 15 years later.

"Music is just something that soothes you," Lorraine Westcarr, a music teacher told PIX11. "It just brings out this feeling, soothing," Westcarr added.

"It's just very uniting, Mary Pelzer, a music lover, told PIX11. "And it's not just about that horrible day, but music is lovely to think of the country coming together."