Monday, September 15, 2014

Eric Conway, D.M.A.: Footage from Morgan State University Choir's Presentation at Fort McHenry

Eric Conway, D.M.A. writes on September 14, 2014:

Hello everyone,

I hope that many of you were able to see the Star Spangled Bicentennial Concert last evening on television.  This was an incredible experience for the choir to be involved in such a national event such as this.  I taped the television presentation from last evening, and as as I thought, most of the time was devoted to the Pier 6 concert with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra with artists such as Smokey Robinson, Kenny Rogers, and Denyce Graves.  The cut to the Fort McHenry was only for the Vice-President's speech and the singing of the evening's climax with the singing of the National Anthem by Jordin Sparks, with the choir and band accompanying her.  Prior to what was seen, we performed two musical sets for the five thousand plus visitors at Fort McHenry. The first set was a three song set featuring only the choir with some of our standard repertoire.  The second set featured two iconic songs of choral Americana accompanied by the United States Marine Band.  See YouTube links to the performances that were not aired on television below.  After the anthem, we witnessed quite possibly the most spectacular fireworks show ever presented in this town.  There were four fireworks presentations perfectly synced all over the city of Baltimore and we were in the epicenter!  We were perfectly positioned top to take in all four fireworks displays at once, which one could not grasp on television.  Please see some photos attached from the evening with photos taken with Jordin Sparks and the choir below.  Again, Fair Morgan!


Video from the Bicentennial Celebration at Fort McHenry on September 13, 2014:

I've Just Come from the Fountain:

Heal the World:

God Bless America:

Wilhousky Battle Hymn:

From Sea to Shining Sea:

Video from of National Anthem with Jordin Sparks and Morgan State University Choir, and the United States Marine Band:

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