"Gloria Musicae Celebrates America"
General Event Information
Sarasota's acclaimed Gloria Musicae Singers continues its tribute to American composers with a July 4th concert featuring the Florida premiere of Alan Gershwin's "Gettysburg Anthem," July 4, 4 p.m., at the First United Methodist Church, 104 S. Pineapple Avenue, Sarasota. The concert will also feature songs by George Gershwin, Irving Berlin and Stephen Foster, and a tribute to the Andrews Sisters and the Big Band Era. Tickets are $35 for the concert. Ample free parking is available at the Zenith Garage on Mira Mar Court. For tickets, call 941-360-7399 or visit www.gloriamusicae.org.
The Gloria Musicae Singers is a professional vocal ensemble that celebrates choral music through innovative performances. The critically acclaimed group, under the artistic direction of Dr. Joseph Holt, performs a repertoire spanning four centuries, and includes orchestral works, intimate madrigals, church motets, folk songs, close-harmony jazz, and Broadway show music. The ensemble also specializes in premiere performances of lesser-known choral works, particularly music by living American composers. The Gloria Musicae Singers has performed premieres by René Clausen, Dick Hyman, Robert Levin, Gwyneth Walker, and James Grant, along with the premiere of a new edition of a rarely heard score by Rossini. For more information about Gloria Musicae, visit www.gloriamusicae.org.