PHOTO: The Liberty Extravaganza concludes with “The Star-Spangled Banner” and the raising of the grand flag. (file photo.)
RED BANK, NJ— The 29th annual “Liberty Extravaganza,” including a concert of all-American music and an audience sing-along of patriotic songs, is planned for July 2 at Tower Hill First Presbyterian Church at Red Bank, 255 Harding Road. The 7:30 p.m. concert is preceded by light food and live music on the church patio beginning at 5 p.m.
The concert features music by the Liberty Choir, soloists and a brass ensemble. The choir is made up of choral singers from the church and the community, under the direction of Adam Peithmann and with accompaniment by Nicole Cochran, director of traditional music at Tower Hill.
Popular features of the All-American musical program include patriotic favorites, Broadway show tunes, and audience sing-a-longs to standards like “Yankee Doodle” and “God Bless America.” A stirring salute to the armed forces pays tribute to the men and women who have served the U.S.A. in uniform. The evening concludes with the raising of the grand flag.
Doors open at 6:45 p.m. for admission to the concert. Early arrival is advised to be sure of a seat. The concert, a Tower Hill Concert Series event, is free. An offering will be taken to support the concert series. From 5-7pm a country jamboree band, the Hot Tators, will perform on the patio. Light fare and homemade strawberry shortcake dessert will also be available for a small charge, with proceeds going to Tower Hill’s student programs.
The church is handicapped-accessible. For additional information or to be placed on the mailing list for Tower Hill Concert Series events, call 732.747.1348.
The Tower Hill Concert Series has provided musical offerings for the community for more than 30 years. The series is a facet of the church’s music program, which includes adult, teen and kids’ choirs, handbell choirs and instrumental ensembles.