Memorial Day Concert: United We Stand

Sunday, May 26, 2024 - 4:00 PM
Sarasota Opera House
61 N. Pineapple Avenue
Sarasota 34236

We commemorate the legacy of those who participated in the Normandy Invasion of World War II in this musical memorial honoring our nation’s heroes, those who made the ultimate sacrifice in securing liberty and justice for all.  A date that lives in memory, June 6 is observed every year in Normandy, France as the military action by the Allies that started the end of the brutal second world war.  Joining Choral Artists is the Lakewood Ranch Wind Ensemble in this concert, highlighting music of poignant compassion and reflection that Choral Artists will be presenting in Normandy, France as invited musical guests for the 80th anniversary of D-Day in June, 2024.



Francis Scott Key

National Anthem

Orrin Hatch, Lowell Alexander and Phil Naish

Blades of Grass and Pure White Stones

Paul Murtha

Arlington (Where Giants Lie Sleeping)

Larry Grossman and Buzz Cohan

Last Full Measure of Devotion / Baron Garriott, tenor

arr. Greg Gilpin

Nothing Could be Finer: Those Fabulous 40s! / Michaela Ristaino, soprano


Jay Rouse, Randy Vader and Rose Aspinall

We Won't Give Up

Mari Esabel Valverde

Prayer of St. Francis

Traditional Spiritual, arr. Brian Tate

Soon Ah Will Be Done

Traditional Spiritual, arr. Bob Chilcott

Every Time I Feel the Spirit

Joseph M. Martin

The Folded Flag

Traditional, arr. Jay Rouse

Amazing Grace / Gary Reinstrom, bagpipes

John Williams

Hymn to the Fallen

Charles Wesley Parker

American Legion March

arr. Joyce Eilers

Armed Forces Medley

Samuel Ward. arr. Carmen Dragon

America, the Beautiful