Calvary Baptist Church to Host 4th Annual Freedom Celebration Concert


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On Saturday, June 23, 2018, from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m., the 4th Annual Freedom Celebration concert, a Charleston FestivALL event, will be presented.  A combined community chorus and orchestra will present a patriotic concert conducted by Barry Skeenes.
The program presents various musical pieces commemorating our country’s independence and other struggles for freedom. Last year’s concert included singers from 11 churches and 4 other organizations. The orchestra consisted of instrumentalists from the region and from the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra.  
Pieces to be performed this year:
Traditional Favorites:
 Stars and Stripes Forever, John Philip Sousa (and hijinks with: “Be Kind to Your Web-Footed Friends”)
 God Bless the U.S.A., Lee Greenwood
 When Johnny Comes Marching Come, jazz arrangement, Ken Medema
 God of Our Fathers, George William Warren
 God Bless America, Irving Berlin
 Battle Hymn of the Republic, Peter J. Wilhousky
 Gabriel’s Oboe, Ennio Morricone, from the movie The Mission
 Hymn of Peace, Mary McDonald
 The Nation’s Prayer (Panis Angelicus), César Franck
 We Will Stand as Strong, Tall Towers, tribute to 9/11
 Reading of Declaration of Independence by Ed Rabel, award-winning news journalist
 American Portrait #1, orchestral piece, written as a Norman Rockwell “musical painting”
 If My People Will Pray, Jimmy Owens
 Patriotic Cohan, A Medley, (fun with Yankee Doodle Boy, Over There, and You’re a Grand Old Flag)
 The Testament of Freedom, Randall Thompson, passages from Thomas Jefferson
CORE (the Center for Organ Recovery & Education), and Edgewood Summit Housing will have representatives on hand to provide information regarding their organizations.
To view last year’s concert, Click below:
The concert is free to the public and tickets are not required.
Calvary Baptist Church is located at the corner of Lee Street W and Maryland Avenue directly behind the Kroger’s store.
Call the church for more information at 304-343-4391.

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