Several local, musical, organizations have teamed up to honor the victims of the Wal Mart shooting last August.

The El Paso Opera, El Paso Pro-Musica, the El Paso Symphony Orchestra, and the University of Texas at El Paso Department of Music have formed a collective they call Communities for Peace and are working on a special piece to honor the victims of last summer's horrific shooting. Steve Wilson, chair of UTEP's Department of Music, told KVIA that:

"As musicians, we wanted to create a musical memorial." "We wanted something that could be played one year from now, five years from now, 100 years from now." - KVIA

 

The piece, titled "El Paso Requiem" will be composed by Jorge Martin, a Cuban-American composer and will premiere in September as the El Paso Symphony Orchestra begins its 90th season. The premiere will also feature a chorus from UTEP and soloists from the El Paso Opera. (KVIA)

Funds are needed to help finish the project, you can donate here.