Songs of America - A Patriotic Playlist
For something a little more peaceful to the ears than your neighbors' fireworks, we've compiled a list of choral performances with patriotic and Americana themes for your Independence Day enjoyment!
1. Star Spangled Banner
Enjoy this video of The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and members of the Orchestra at Temple Square performing "The Star-Spangled Banner" by John Stafford Smith and arranged by Frank Asper.
2. Song for the Unsung Hero
A younger chorus of high school students perform "Song for Unsung Heroes"
West Jordan High School Concert Choir, Fall concert
3. Armed Forces - Pride of America
The Portland Choir and Orchestra perform "Armed Forces - Pride of America", Arranged by Larry Clark & Greg Gilpin. Performed June 1, 2013.
4. I Hear America Singing
A wonderful performance. 2010 St. Olaf College Choral Day Festival of Andre Thomas' "I Hear America Singing"
5. Battle Hymn of the Republic
The First Dallas Choir & Orchestra conduct an amazing rendition of The Battle Hymn of the Republic in this 2019 concert performance.
The Florida State University Singers put on a dazzling concert, featuring Randall Stroope's "Homeland" in this 2003 performance.
7. Thank You, Soldiers
"Thank You, Soldiers" as performed by the National Christian Choir in 2010 certainly a welcome addition to any patriotic playlist.
8. God Bless America
Another promising group of young people, His People Honors Choir, deliver a powerful performance of God Bless America at the 2017 Fall Music Concert of The King's Academy Conservatory.
9. My Country 'Tis of Thee
The United States Air Force Academy Band was joined by the Colorado Springs Chorale in this brilliant tribute to America's veterans.
10. Who Are the Brave?
Another outstanding performance by The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square, "Who Are the Brave?" as composed by Joseph M. Martin. Lyrics by J. Paul Williams and arranged by Chad Steffey.
11. Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor
Performed by University of Utah Choirs & Maple Mountain High School Chamber Choir, these young people deliver a strong message.
12. Let Freedom Ring
Gospel Tide Choir packs a punch with their mesmerizing 2017 delivery of "Let Freedom Ring".
13. United We Stand
Arranged by Sally Albrecht and Jay Althouse, the Jacksonville Children's Chorus did a fantastic job on this beautiful piece.
14. America the Beautiful
The 2012 Iowa All-State Chorus and Band put on a tremendous display of talent in this version of "America the Beautiful"
Another piece by Andre Thomas, the Delta State University Honor Choir does a wonderful job bringing this piece to life. The message of this song is particularly strong today, and serves as a reminder that we are all Americans, and we are all one people.