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chorus of the atlantic parker homesteadThe men were honored to perform a few patriotic songs during the ribbon-cutting ceremony on Oct 16, 2016 for the newly renovated barns at the Parker Homestead in Little Silver.

An article about the event appeared in the Atlantic Highlands Herald:

An excerpt:

Even the music during the ribbon cutting ceremony recognized the significance of history. With the Little Silver Boy Scout troop providing an honor guard, the Chorus of the Atlantic, a Red Bank Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, sang the National Anthem and God Bless America, under the direction of Craig Page. In introducing the song, Page pointed out Irving Berlin’s classic was written at the onset of World War I and revised in 1938 as an international war was brewing in Europe and the song was first sung by Kate Smith.  

When the Chorus sang America the Beautiful, Page noted the music was composed by a New Jersey organist and choirmaster, Samuel A. Ware of Grace Episcopal Church in Newark.

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