The Sarasota Choral Artists will hold their popular July 4 concert at the Sarasota Opera House “American Fanfare” is July 4 at 4:30 p.m.


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Pictured: Choral Artists of Sarasota. Photo by Barbara Banks.

For the past 17 years, Choral Artists of Sarasota has honored Independence Day with a concert of upbeat songs celebrating the United States. The choral group continues that tradition this July 4, 4:30 p.m., at the Sarasota Opera House, 61 N Pineapple Avenue, Sarasota. Under the direction of Dr. Joseph Holt, the concert includes traditional patriotic songs and a salute to the armed forces. This year’s program also includes Amy Marcy Beach’s “A Song of Liberty,” which was written as a potential national anthem; and ‘Resolved’, ‘I Lift My Lamp’, ‘I Once Had a Dream’ and ‘Golden Dream’ – each inspired by national documents (the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, etc.). A special tribute to the Ukrainian people will be paid with John Rutter’s new composition “A Ukrainian Prayer”. Other selections include statements from John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr. The Lakewood Ranch Wind Ensemble, led by Joseph Miller, joins Choral Artists again this year with a musical tribute to Ringling Bros. Circus and selections of songs from the Revolutionary War and Civil War. Tickets are $5 to $50.

Pictured: Choral Artists of Sarasota. Photo by Barbara Banks.

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