July 4th represents the Declaration of Independence and the birth of the United States of America as an independent nation. Its national anthem "The Star-Spangled Banner" was proclaimed by the National Congress of the United States of America on March 3rd, 1931.
The lyrics belong to a poem written by Francis Scott Key which was adapted from a British folk song written by John Stafford Smith "To Anacreon in Heaven". Encantus Voices, conducted by our choir Director Maibel Troia, with deep gratitude wants to make a tribute to this nation that shelters us, making our dreams come true remembering our beloved country, Venezuela, by celebrating American Independence Day.
Kodiak Agüero Orta, a Venezuelan musician, arranger, and photographer, made this wonderful version based on Whitney Houston’s performance in the Super Bowl XXV in 1991 in Tampa, Florida.
On July 4th, 2020 was the world premiere of the “A Star-Spangled Banner” through our Encantus Voices and Ensemble YouTube Channel