Naturalization Ceremonies

NOTICE – Sadly, the Boston Saengerfest Men’s Chorus will not be participating in the the Naturalization Ceremony for Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 12:30pm in Faneuil Hall, due to the Corona Virus. Please see the US Citizenship and Immigration Service website to get the latest  information – https://www.uscis.gov/us-citizenship/naturalization-ceremonies.

Ceremony dates 2020:

Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, at 11:30am – Faneuil Hall – 261 new citizens sworn in!

Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 12:30pm – Faneuil Hall – 360 new citizens sworn in!

Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 12:30pm – Faneuil Hall – Please see the US Citizenship and Immigration Service website to get the latest  information – https://www.uscis.gov/us-citizenship/naturalization-ceremonies.

Be sure to check back here occasionally to verify the latest Naturalization Ceremony dates. 

Here is the music for the two songs we will be singing:

The National Anthem – music score

America The Beautiful – music score

By the way, you might be interested in this –

What are the forgotten verses of the “Star-Spangled Banner”?

While the first verse of “The Star-Spangled Banner” is widely known by the American public, the last three verses are generally omitted in performances. Here are all the four verses, as they were written 200 years ago by Key:

O say can you see, by the dawn’s early light,
What so proudly we hail’d at the twilight’s last gleaming,
Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight
O’er the ramparts we watch’d were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there,
O say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

On the shore dimly seen through the mists of the deep
Where the foe’s haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o’er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning’s first beam,
In full glory reflected now shines in the stream,
’Tis the star-spangled banner—O long may it wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

And where is that band who so vauntingly swore,
That the havoc of war and the battle’s confusion
A home and a Country should leave us no more?
Their blood has wash’d out their foul footstep’s pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave,
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

O thus be it ever when freemen shall stand
Between their lov’d home and the war’s desolation!
Blest with vict’ry and peace may the heav’n rescued land
Praise the power that hath made and preserv’d us a nation!
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto – “In God is our trust,”
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

October 19, 2017 – Faneuil Hall

New Citizenship Ceremony:  June 22, 2017 – Hynes Auditorium, Boston