“Institute On The Constitution’s” Independence Day Celebration Honors God With Prayer, Features The Willinghams, Cherelyn Whitney Singing, Michael On Guitar And “Illuminations”!
The proverbial good time was had by all at “Institute On The Constitution’s” Fabulous Founders Fantastic Celebration of the Independence of these united States.Ê The event was held at Michael Peroutka’s farm where Michael noted, to those assembled, that John Adams had said, in a letter to his wife Abigail, that our independence should be commemorated “as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade with shows, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more.” This celebration featured, among other things: Prayer to God by Pastor David Whitney of the Cornerstone Evangelical Free Church. David is also Senior Instructor at “Institute On The Constitution”; excellent live music by the Willinghams – Kerry, Donna, and Leslie, who were joined by Rob Manning; beautiful solo singing by Cherelyn Whitney (Pastor David’s wife); and guitar playing and singing by Michael Peroutka.
The Willinghams, or as they are more formally known, “The Annapolis Baroque Ensemble,” is a duo for Harpsichord and Oboe, specializing in beautiful weddings and the authentic performance of music of the 17th and 18th centuries in the Annapolis/Baltimore, MD and Washington DC areas.ÊWhether dressed in attire wore by the aristocracy of the early 1700’s or in modern formalwear, this “Ensemble” is available to add a touch of charm and sophistication to your special event. Kerry retired in 2005 as principal oboist with the U.S. Army Field Band which performs throughout the United States and abroad. Donna, the harpsichordist, is a violinist with the U.S. Marine Band, “The Presidents Own”, playing for royalty and heads–of–state at the White House.Ê Both perform in the Annapolis, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. areas in orchestras, chamber ensembles, churches, restaurants, hotels, and concert halls.Ê Kerry and Donna hold degrees in music performance, education, and performance practice from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, and Washington University of St. Louis, Missouri.
The “Ensemble” is also able to provide Sound Amplification services for a very modest fee. This is especially important for an OUTDOOR wedding. Everyone will HEAR the minister and share in your special moment. Please call us to inquire about this service.
For furthur information, contact:
Kerry and Donna Willingham
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