Annual Independence Day Concert

Wednesday, July 4, 2018 | 11:00am

Cathedral organists Benjamin Straley and George Fergus are joined by Washington Symphonic Brass and the Cathedral Singers in presenting a program of patriotic favorites. Definitely the best way to begin your Independence Day!



Concert Program


Fanfare for the Common Man
Aaron Copland (1900-1990)

The National Anthem

Let your Garden Grow from Candide (WSB)
Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)

Cathedral Choir selection

God Bless America
Irving Berlin (1888-1989)
arr. Joseph Martin

John Williams medley
John Williams (b. 1932), arr. Benjamin Straley (b. 1986)

Washington Post March
John Philip Sousa (1854-1932)

Selections from West Side Story (Maria, Tonight, Somewhere)
Leonard Bernstein

Keystone Celebration
John Cheetham (b. 1939)

Concert Variations on the Star Spangled Banner
Dudley Buck (1839-1909)


Cathedral Choir selection

Battle Hymn of the Republic
arr. Peter J. Wilhousky (1902-1978)

America the Beautiful
arr. Michael McCarthy (b. 1966)

Stars and Stripes Forever
John Philip Sousa (1854-1932)
Arr. Elizabeth and Raymond Chenault

  • Admission
    • Free
  • Dates Offered
    • July 4, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm