Annual Independence Day Concert

Monday, July 4, 2016 | 11:00am

Cathedral organist Benjamin Straley is joined by guest organist Peter Conte, 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!

Outside brass prelude: 10:30–10:50 am
Inside prelude: Solo Organ



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

The National Anthem 

Overture to Candide
Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)
transcribed by Peter Conte (b. 1962)


Give me your tired, your poor/God bless America
Irving Berlin, arr. Roy Ringwald, Joseph M. Martin
adapted by Robert Kurth

Fanfare for the New Millennium
Kevin Kaska (b. 1972)

Lincoln Portrait
Aaron Copland 

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

Imperial March
Raiders’ March

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

Variations on America
Charles Ives (1874-1954)

Amazing Grace
Trad. American arr. Kuzma (b. 1946)

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, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm