Annual Independence Day Concert

Tuesday, July 4, 2017 | 11:00am

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



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

The National Anthem 

John Williams medley
John Williams (b. 1932), arr. Benjamin Straley (b. 1986)
Superman (Main Theme)
Star Wars Theme and Imperial March
Hedwig’s Theme (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone)
Raiders’ March

My Country ‘Tis of Thee
arr. Jay Rouse

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

Summon the Heroes
John Williams

Washington Post March
John Philip Sousa (1854-1932)

American Salute (Johnny Comes Marching Home)
Morton Gould (1913-1996)

Patriotic Rhapsody
Charles Callahan (b. 1951)

Variations on a Shaker Theme, from Appalachian Spring
Aaron Copland, arr. Phil Snedecor

Gustav Holst (1874-1934) and Cecil Spring-Rice (1859-1918)
arr. Z. Randall Stroope

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, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm