VIDEO: Requiem for Mike Brown

Rather than taking to the streets, demonstrators took to the theater in October to protest police brutality in Ferguson, Mo. Audience members who came to enjoy the St. Louis Symphony perform Brahms’ German Requiem were also confronted with singing protestors, asking them, “Which side are you on?”

“Advent is a season of disruption, a season of silences and unexpected angelic choirs, one of prophetic demands and alarming wake-up calls.” Advent forces us out of complacency and into necessary disruption to ask us difficult questions: Are we on the side of the oppressed? Are we on the side of the meek and the mourners? The side of the singing peacemakers? Read more in Rose Berger’s “Season of Disruption” (Sojourners, December 2014).

Watch this video to see how the audience reacted to the “disruption.”

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