American Originals Fife and Drum Corps and West Point Alumni Glee Club added to War of 1812 Bicentennial Concert Event This Sunday national news service

LEESBURG, Va., Sept. 18, 2012 /NEWS.GNOM.ES/ – The 1812 Bicentennial Committee announces the addition of the American Originals Fife and Drum Corps and West Point Alumni Glee Club to join the Loudoun Symphony to perform at the War of 1812 Bicentennial concert event this Sunday, September 23, 2012 at Ida Lee Park in Leesburg, VA.

The Sunday, September 23rd family festival, to be held on the beautiful lawns of Leesburg‘s Ida Lee Park starting at 2 p.m., will feature the entire Loudoun Symphony Orchestra performing a wide range of historically compelling music, including “The 1812 Overture,” Tchaikovsky’s powerful, popular and robust praise to victory.

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The final concert program will be the following:

  • 2:00 pm – 
Gates open
  • 2:45 pm
 – Special Performance by the American Originals Fife & Drum Corps.
  • 3:15 pm
 – Special Performance by The West Point Alumni Glee Club
  • 4:00 pm
 – Loudoun Symphony Orchestra performs with special narrator President James Madison

The Loudoun Symphony’s program will include performances of Fanfare for the Common Man, Yankee Doodle, You’re a Grand Old Flag, Star-Spangled Banner, America, the Beautiful,  American Civil War Fantasy, 
Liberty for All, 
1812 Overture, and 
Stars & Stripes Forever.   Plus,  famed Baritone Robert Cantrell (appeared with Baltimore Opera, Washington National Opera, Metropolitan Opera) will be narrating “Liberty for All” by James Beckel.

Onsite food vendors will include Jimmy John‘s Subs, NC Ribs on Wheels, and the Ice Cream Lady.

General admission tickets at the gate are $25 for adults; $20/seniors, and $15 students; children under twelve are free.   Advance tickets purchased online receive a $5 discount.  Visit for more information or to order tickets online.

About the Loudoun Symphony Orchestra

The mission of the Loudoun Symphony is to present classical music, provide educational programs, and offer performing opportunities to local musicians, thus enriching the lives and cultural climate of our community. To carry out this mission, the Symphony produces a season of concerts including a Family Concert, provides free admission for children to concerts, offers a Youth Orchestra, provides a free String Workshop program that is open to all players, presents in-school concerts, offers instrument petting zoos for children, and produces the high school talent contest “Loudoun‘s Got Talent”.  To learn more, visit

About The Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership

The JTHG Partnership is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness of the unparalleled history within the swath of land from Monticello to Gettysburg and has successfully created the Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Heritage Area and has had the Old Carolina Road (Route 15/20/231) from Gettysburg, through Maryland, to Monticello designated a National Scenic Byway. For more information, go to:

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