Washington, DC, May 11, 2009
Independence Day Celebrated with Free Patriotic Organ Concert
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WASHINGTON, D.C. Washington National Cathedral celebrates Independence Day with its popular, annual July 4 Organ recital.
Two Cathedral organists, Scott Dettra and Christopher Jacobson, will entertain the audience with a program of organ pyrotechnics that is as patriotic as nostalgic.
The all-American program opens with Coplands Fanfare for the Common Man, and includes opportunities for audience singing on the National Anthem and My Country, Tis of Thee. This years program marks the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln with a rare organ performance of Copland Lincoln Portrait, complete with narrator, featuring excerpts from Lincolns speeches and letters including the Gettysburg Address. Also not to be missed is The Stars and Stripes Forever, played with four hands and feet!
The recital begins at 11 am and is given on the Cathedrals famous Skinner organ.
General admission is free, but please RSVP if possible, tickets.cathedral.org or (202) 537-2228. Everyone is welcome.
SOURCE: Washington National Cathedral