Suzzy and Maggie Roche: Zero Church

Zero Church Street in Cambridge, MA, is the address of the Institute on the Arts and Civic Dialogue, founded by writer-playwright Anna Deavere Smith. Two years ago, Suzzy Roche spent time at the Institute where this CD of personal prayers set to music began as a project. The songs, sung with her sister Maggie Roche and others, are snaphots into deep corners of people’s lives and are open, honest and moving.
Zero Church
Released: 1/22/2002
Genre: Americana
All Suzzy and Maggie Roche profiles…
Zero Church
Suzzy Roche says she doesn’t quite know why she started to collect personal prayers from people to set to music.
Why Am I Praying
Suzzy Roche started collecting prayers from the community at the Institute on the Arts and Civic Dialogue at Harvard University, such as this one by Cromwell Schubarth.
Frankie Harris has been living with the AIDS virus for 25 years and wrote this prayer of hope for people who are very ill.
Suzzy Roches tells the curious story of this prayer that many people mistakenly thought was written by Mother Teresa.
New York City
Suzzy Roche, a New York resident, talks about the personal impact of 9/11 and how she came to write "New York City" for a memorial service.
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