Morristown has many musical treasures. Here is one of them.
Joshua Stafford, the award-winning organist at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, gave a rousing Fourth of July Stars & Pipes concert Thursday on the church’s magnificent 1930 Skinner organ for a large, enthusiastic crowd.
It was the second year of what should become an Independence Day tradition.
Crank your speakers and enjoy these audio treats.
And mark your calendars. Stafford will be providing organ accompaniment this summer to a pair of silent movies: Sunrise, A Song of Two Humans (1927, George O’Brien, Janet Gaynor) on Thursday, July 18, 2019; and The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920, German) on Thursday, Aug. 22. Both films start at 7 pm at St. Peter’s. Admission: $10; under 18, free.
Josh Stafford performs ‘Variations on The Star-Spangled Banner’ by Dudley Buck, July 4, 2019, St. Peter’s:
Josh Stafford performs ‘Ashokan Farewell,’ by Jay Ungar, from the Ken Burns ‘Civil War’ series; July 4, 2019, St. Peter’s:
Josh Stafford performs ‘Patriotic Sing-Along Medley,’ July 4, 2019, St. Peter’s:
Josh Stafford performs Sousa’s ‘Stars and Stripes Forever,’ July 4, 2019, St. Peter’s: