Livestream Concert - "Uplifting Voices"
Start Date/Time:
Sunday, January 16, 2022 2:00 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Recurring Event:
One time event
Normal Priority
Concert Band


Livestream Concert - "Uplifting Voices"


January 16, 2022
*Livestream link*

Music by Aaron Copland, John Rutter, James Beckel, Gustav Holst, and Luigi Zaninelli
*Program Notes*

*Due to the rapid onset of the highly transmissible COVID-19 Omicron variant, this concert will be
performed virtually, without an in-person audience, and will instead be live-streamed free of charge,
accessible at and through the Band’s
Facebook page. CDR Adam Williamson leads a pre-concert chat at 1:30 p.m. highlighting the U.S.
Coast Guard Auxiliary. Through the COVID-19 pandemic, the Coast Guard Band remains
committed to representing the men and women of our service and highlighting the talents of our
excellent musicians.



The United States Coast Guard Band presents “Uplifting Voices”. The concert celebrates the new
calendar year with a spirited program of uplifting music and begins with Aaron Copland’s distinctive
and poignant “Fanfare for the Common Man.” Joseph Wilcox Jenkins’s popular “American Overture
for Band” features virtuoso playing by the French horns and other sections; following is “Distant
Land” by John Rutter, composed originally as a choral piece inspired by the release of Nelson
Mandela from prison. American bandleader Karl King reckoned his “Emblem of Freedom” to be the
best march he ever wrote; it precedes James Beckel’s “The American Dream,” John Philip Sousa’s
“Hail to the Spirit of Liberty,” Gustav Holst’s magnum opus for band “First Suite in E-flat,” and
Carmen Dragon’s scoring of “America the Beautiful.”


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