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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A concert with the goal of healing from the events surrounding the police ambush in downtown Dallas is being held tonight at the Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas.

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The hope is that music will help heal the community after last week’s deadly police shootings.

Director Jonathan Palant, with the Dallas-based community choir ‘Credo’, organized the event and says anyone who wants to come sing with the choir is welcome.

“We have invited singers from throughout the entire DFW area to join us. The rehearsal begins at 5:30 promptly so singers should arrive early to get their music and find their seats,” he suggested. “We’ll do a rehearsal and then we’ve got several guests artists joining us. We’re going to do a full 90-minute presentation.”

Palant said anyone wanting to sing in the choir is welcome. “It doesn’t matter whether you are tall or short, or gay or straight, or black or white, or rich or poor, we have a voice and we can use that voice to come together and unite in peace.”

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Palant said he helped organize the event as an uplifting response to the violence on July 7 and that we cannot sit idly by hoping change will come while doing nothing.

“Healing is not only something that we can do in the confines of our own homes,” he explained. “This is something that we can do together and singing is a very powerful means of bonding.”

Some of those performing at the concert include the Dallas Symphony Chorus, the Turtle Creek Chorale, the Women’s Chorus of Dallas and singers Denise Lee and Will Richey. There will also be several speakers offering thoughts and words of encouragement.

Concert seating is available on a first-come-first-serve basis. The event is free.

The Dallas Sings/Dallas Strong concert begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, located at 2301 Flora Street.

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