First Presbyterian Church, 2230 Hariet St. Port Charlotte FL
Come celebrate the nation's birthday, help us wave the flag and pay our respects to our great country and its veterans. Our own Jean Finks sings with Bion Cantorum, a small choral group in Charlotte County. Featured this year is Mark Hayes' setting of the words to Lincoln's "Gettysburg Address." A revolutionary war era hymn called "Chester" by William Billings is the earliest composition. Newer songs include a setting of the Pledge of Allegiance created by Charles Osgood. Favorites include "America" and "This is My Country", plus many more, including a portion of "The Testament of Freedom," set to the words of Thomas Jefferson by Randall Thompson. Performing with Bion will be local veterans and a color guard. Through Jean's efforts, League members are entitled to reduced rate tickets. Contact Jean at 941.626.1070 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your seat. You will have fun and be home in time for your family cookout.