Music Department

Upcoming Performances

This is a list of all upcoming performances for the 2015-2016 academic year.

  • Sep
    05
  • Navy vs. Colgate Football Game
    Drum & Bugle Corps
    Full Corps - Halftime Show
    Location: Annapolis, MD
    Time: 12:00 PM
  • Sep
    18
  • Second Class Parent's Weekend Concert
    Location: USNA, Main Chapel
    Time: 07:30 PM

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    In honor of Second Class Parent's Weekend, the USNA Men's Glee Club, USNA Women's Glee Club, and USNA Gospel Choir join together in a rare combined performance highlighting the incredible talents of the Brigade of Midshipmen!

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  • Sep
    19
  • Navy vs. East Carolina Football Game
    Drum & Bugle Corps
    Full Corps - Halftime Show
    Location: Annapolis, MD
    Time: 03:30 PM
  • Sep
    20
  • Guest Artists at Renaissance Festival
    Location: Annapolis, MD
  • Sep
    25
  • Organ Recital
    Chapel Organ
    Mr. Bradley Hunter Welch
    Location: USNA, Main Chapel
    Time: 07:30 PM

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    USNA proudly welcomes renowned guest organist, Mr. Bradley Hunter Welch.

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  • Sep
    26
  • Navy @ UConn Football Game
    Drum & Bugle Corps
    Full Corps - Pep Band
    Location: Hartford, CT
  • Oct
    03
  • Navy vs. Air Force Football Game
    Drum & Bugle Corps
    Full Corps - Halftime Show
    Location: Annapolis, MD
    Time: 03:30 PM
  • Oct
    04
  • U.S. Navy Sea Services Annual Mass
    Location: Emmitsburg, MD (Seton Shrine)
    Time: 03:00 PM
  • Oct
    10
  • Navy @ Notre Dame Football Game
    Drum & Bugle Corps
    Full Corps - Pep Band
    Location: South Bend, IN
  • Oct
    17
  • Pipes and Drums Host Royal Military College Canada Pipes
    Pipes and Drums
    At Annapolis Boat Show
    Location: City Dock, Annapolis, MD
  • Oct
    21
  • Compania Flamenco Jose Porcel
    Location: USNA, Alumni Hall
    Time: 07:30 PM

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    The Distinguished Artists Series is part of a comprehensive program developed by the Naval Academy's Senior Leadership to enrich the education of Midshipmen through exposure and    involvement with fine arts. This series has presented the world's finest classical and cultural performers to the Academy with an annual mix of Opera, Ballet, Orchestra, and diverse international ensembles. The Distinguished Artists Series was launched with the opening of Alumni Hall, and for the past 23 years, has enjoyed the support of the Navy's most senior officers, the Naval Academy's faculty and staff, the Midshipmen, and the greater Academy community.

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    Compania Flamenco Jose Porcel

    A beautiful evening of joyful and sensual Flamenco – an explosion of rhythms, colors, and emotions that contains all of the vitality and passion of the Spanish people – a folkloric celebration of irresistible and irrepressible energy!

    Jose Porcel, among the finest dancers of the genre in the world, leads this energetic dance troupe in a flamenco performance showcasing the passion of the Spanish people.  Compañia Flamenca was founded in Madrid, Spain and is among the premier dance troupes exhibiting this exciting art form.  The Company brings flamenco to life through the ‘explosion of rhythms, color and emotions’ creating an irresistible energy.  The performance features a combination of live musicians, vocalists and extraordinary dancers and has delighted audiences around the world to rave reviews. 

     "Evocative and exciting…" — Las Vegas Review-Journal

  • Oct
    24
  • Navy vs. Tulane Football Game
    Drum & Bugle Corps
    Full Corps - Halftime Show
    Location: Annapolis, MD
    Time: 01:00 PM
  • Oct
    30-31
  • USNA Halloween Concert
    Location: USNA, Main Chapel
    Time: 08:00 PM

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    The USNA annual Halloween Concert is a spectacular event of music, light, drama, and dance.  One of the most popular events on the Yard, this production is an experience you will not soon forget!  This electrifying concert features Mr. Monte Maxwell, Chapel Organist and Director of Chapel Music, with the multi-faceted talents of midshipmen in a presentation that has drawn record-breaking crowds into the Naval Academy Chapel.  A wide variety of music from multiple genres, including the famous Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, are featured in this concert celebrating the triumph of good over evil and All Saints’ Day. The incredible performances, special effects, and grand finale will leave you on the edge of your seat!

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    2015 - Annual Halloween Concerts

    PERFORMANCES:

         Friday, October 30, 2015
         8:00 PM, USNA Main Chapel

         Saturday, October 31, 2015 (Halloween)

         8:00 PM, USNA Main Chapel

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  • Oct
    31
  • Navy vs. USF Football Game
    Drum & Bugle Corps
    Full Corps - Halftime Show
    Location: Annapolis, MD
    Time: 12:00 PM
  • Nov
    07
  • Navy @ Memphis Football Game
    Drum & Bugle Corps
    Half Corps - Pep Band
    Location: Memphis, TN
  • Nov
    11-14
  • Veteran's Day Concert Tour
    Men's Glee Club
    with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra
    Location: Charlotte, NC

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    The Men's Glee Club will be traveling to CHARLOTTE, NC to perform a series of concerts with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra!

    PUBLIC PERFORMANCES:

         Friday, November 13, 2015
              8:00 PM, Knight Theatre at Levine Center for the Arts
              430 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28202

         Saturday, November 14, 2015
              8:00 PM, Knight Theatre at Levine Center for the Arts
              430 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28202

    For additional information, please visit the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra website at: http://www.charlottesymphony.org

  • Nov
    11-14
  • Veteran's Day Concert Tour
    Location: Detroit, MI

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    The Women's Glee Club will travel to DETROIT, MI to perform several public concerts and visit area schools to honor all Veterans who have served, or are serving currently, and to introduce students to the opportunities available to them by attending the US Naval Academy.

    PUBLIC PERFORMANCES:

    Wednesday, November 11, 2015
              9:30 AM Grosse Pointe War Memorial
              32 Lake Shore Drive, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI  48236
              (313) 881-7511

    Wednesday, November 11, 2015
              7:00 PM Concert at St. John's Episcopal Church
              8715 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48202
              (313) 872-5663

    Saturday, November 14, 2015
              7:30 PM Concert at First United Methodist Church
              120 South State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104 

  • Nov
    11-14
  • Veteran's Day Concert Tour
    Location: St. Louis, MO

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    The Gospel Choir will travel to St. LOUIS, MO to perform several public concerts and visit area schools to honor all Veterans who have served, or are serving currently, and to introduce students to the opportunities available to them by attending the US Naval Academy.

    PUBLIC PERFORMANCES:

         7:00 PM Concert at St. Alphonsus Ligouri "The Rock" Catholic Church
              1118 N. Grand Blvd.
              St. Louis, MO 63106
              (314) 533-0304

  • Nov
    14
  • Navy vs. SMU Football Game
    Drum & Bugle Corps
    Full Corps - Halftime Show
    Location: Annapolis, MD
    Time: 03:30 PM
  • Nov
    18
  • Czech Philharmonic
    Location: USNA, Alumni Hall
    Time: 07:30 PM

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    The Distinguished Artists Series is part of a comprehensive program developed by the Naval Academy's Senior Leadership to enrich the education of Midshipmen through exposure and involvement with fine arts. This series has presented the world's finest classical and cultural performers to the Academy with an annual mix of Opera, Ballet, Orchestra, and diverse international ensembles. The Distinguished Artists Series was launched with the opening of Alumni Hall, and for the past 23 years, has enjoyed the support of the Navy's most senior officers, the Naval Academy's faculty and staff, the Midshipmen, and the greater Academy community.

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    Apollo's Fire Baroque Orchestra

    Hailed asone of the pre-eminent period-instrument ensembles” and named for the classical god of music and the sun, Apollo’s Fire was founded in 1992 by the award- winning young harpsichordist and conductor Jeannette Sorrell.  Sorrell envisioned an ensemble dedicated to the baroque ideal that music should evoke the various Affekts or passions in the listeners. Apollo’s Fire is a collection of creative artists who share Sorrell’s passion for drama and rhetoric.

    "The renowned baroque orchestra . . . [plays] with personality and temperament." —THE NEW YORK TIMES

    "Apollo’s Fire is a superb ensemble that pairs vigor with finesse, enlisting period instruments to play baroque fare in a rigorously informed style." —THE WASHINGTON POST

    “Apollo’s Fire has forged a vibrant, life-affirming approach to the re-making of early music… European ears have begun to appreciate the blend of intellect and artistry concocted by harpsichordist Sorrell and her colleagues. Their seductive vision of musical authenticity is guided by a shared commitment to honest emotional expression, rooted in period style yet never its slave.” —BBC Music Magazine

    ARTISTIC PHILOSOPHY
    Music is a form of communication – a language that resonates with people in an emotional and spiritual way, touching people in a way that words cannot. The treatises from the 17th and 18th centuries all talk about “Affekt” – the emotional character of the music. The performer’s role was to evoke a particular Affekt or emotional state in the listeners – whether that be joy or contemplation or rage or despair or triumph. The baroque performer used every possible means to cast his emotional spell on the audience – rhetoric, gesture, harmony. Apollo’s Fire is a collection of artists who believe passionately that our job is to communicate – to take the listeners with us on an emotional journey. If, at the end of two hours, the audience is moved to tears, or joy, or laughter, or prayer, then we have done a good night’s work.  

    – Jeannette Sorrell, conductor, Apollo’s Fire

  • Dec
    04
  • Fall Concert
    Location: USNA, Mahan Hall
    Time: 07:30 PM

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    Join the Pipes and Drums as they perform their Fall Concert - complete with Pipes and Drums (of course!), Highland Dancers, Celtic instruments, and a few extra surprises!

    Don't miss it!

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  • Dec
    05-06
  • 69th Annual Handel's Messiah
    Location: USNA, Main Chapel
    Time: 08:00 PM

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    Continuing a long-standing tradition, the USNA Glee Club combines with the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, and soloists from the Metropolitan Opera Company to present selections from Handel's beloved Messiah on Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon conducted by Dr. Aaron Smith, USNA Director of Musical Activities. This beautifully elegant concert has been broadcast on public television stations both regionally and nationwide.

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    69th Annual Handel's Messiah at USNA

    PERFORMANCES:

         Saturday, December 5, 2015
         8:00 PM, USNA Main Chapel

         Sunday, December 6, 2015

         3:00 PM, USNA Main Chapel

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  • Dec
    06
  • Concert
    Location: TBA
    Time: 04:00 PM

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    The USNA Gospel Choir is honored to perform a full length concert at TBA Church in TBA at 4:00 PM.

    PERFORMANCE:

         TBA Church
         TBA
         TBA

         Church Office: (xxx) xxx-xxxx

         No tickets required!

              Please check back soon for updated schedule!

  • Jan
    18
  • MLK Day Concert
    Location: TBA

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    The USNA Gospel Choir is honored to perform a full length concert at TBA Church in TBA at 4:00 PM.

    PERFORMANCE:

         TBA Church      
         TBA     
         TBA
         Church Office: (xxx) xxx-xxxx

         No tickets required!

              Please check back soon for updated schedule!
  • Jan
    29
  • Midshipmen Classical Instrumental Recital
    Location: USNA, Main Chapel
    Time: 07:30 PM

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    The Brigade of Midshipmen possesses a vast number of very talented instrumentalists. These midshipmen come from backgrounds of intense disciplined training since early childhood. This special recital highlights individual midshipmen on a variety of instruments... from violin and trumpet to piano and harp.

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  • Feb
    23
  • Czech National Symphony - Fantasia!
    Location: USNA, Alumni Hall
    Time: 07:30 PM

    More Info

    The Distinguished Artists Series is part of a comprehensive program developed by the Naval Academy's Senior Leadership to enrich the education of Midshipmen through exposure and involvement with fine arts. This series has presented the world's finest classical and cultural performers to the Academy with an annual mix of Opera, Ballet, Orchestra, and diverse international ensembles. The Distinguished Artists Series was launched with the opening of Alumni Hall, and for the past 23 years, has enjoyed the support of the Navy's most senior officers, the Naval Academy's faculty and staff, the Midshipmen, and the greater Academy community.

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    Czech National Symphony - FANTASIA!

    Disney’s FANTASIA will be presented live-in-concert by the Czech National Symphony Orchestra.  Disney shares its crown jewels of animation, highlighting a selection of its magnificent repertoire including Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker Suite.  Other iconic moments from Disney’s stunning footage, such as Mickey Mouse as he dabbles in magic in Dukas' The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and the mythical unicorns and winged horses that accompany Beethoven’s 'Pastoral' Symphony, will also be shown in high-definition on the big screen.

    “Fantasia…reminds us of the emotional storytelling power of classical music and the wide spectrum of beauty and characters that animation can provide… heard as it was meant to be- live.” —Spinningplatters.com

    “The Disney cartoons of 1940’s revolutionary Fantasia played in brilliant, restored, high-definition color alongside clips from Fantasia 2000...” —Broadwayworld.com

  • Feb
    26-06
  • USNA Winter Musical
    Location: USNA, Mahan Hall

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    A highlight of each year is the USNA Glee Club Winter Musical. Produced in true Broadway style, it is a fully-staged, costumed, and choreographed production with live pit orchestra.

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    2016 - (Due to contractual restrictions, we are not permitted to advertise the name of the show outside of the Naval Academy... but we can say that "Life is a _______ old chum!  Come to the _______ !)

    PERFORMANCES:

         Friday, February 26, 2016
         8:00 PM, USNA Mahan Hall

         Saturday, February 27, 2016
         8:00 PM, USNA Mahan Hall

         Sunday, February 28, 2016
         3:00 PM, USNA Mahan Hall

         Friday, March 4, 2016
         8:00 PM, USNA Mahan Hall

         Saturday, March 5, 2016
         8:00 PM, USNA Mahan Hall

         Sunday, March 6, 2016
         3:00 PM, USNA Mahan Hall

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  • Mar
    11-19
  • Spring Concert Tour
    Location: California

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    The Men's Glee Club will travel to the SAN FRANCISCO, CA area to perform several public concerts and visit area schools to introduce students to the opportunities available to them by attending the US Naval Academy.

    PUBLIC PERFORMANCES:

         SAN FRANCISCO, CA AREA

              March 12, 2016 - Public Concert!  7:00 PM
                   TBA
                   TBA
                   TBA

         SAN FRANCISCO, CA AREA
              March 15, 2016 - Public Concert!  7:00 PM
                   TBA                 
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         SAN FRANCISCO, CA AREA
              March 18, 2016 - Public Concert!  7:00 PM
                   TBA                                
                   TBA                                
                   TBA                               

         Please check back soon for updated schedule!

  • Mar
    11-19
  • Spring Concert Tour
    Location: California

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    The Women's Glee Club will travel to the LOS ANGELES, CA area to perform several public concerts and visit area schools to introduce students to the opportunities available to them by attending the US Naval Academy.

    PERFORMANCES:

         LOS ANGELES, CA AREA

              March 12, 2016 - Public Concert!  7:00 PM
                   TBA
                   TBA
                   TBA

         LOS ANGELES, CA AREA
              March 15, 2016 - Public Concert!  7:00 PM
                   TBA
                   TBA
                   TBA

         LOS ANGELES, CA AREA
              March 18, 2016 - Public Concert!  7:00 PM
                   Covenant Presbyterian Church
                   607 E. 3rd Street, Long Beach, CA 90802
                   (562) 437-0958

         Please check back soon for updated schedule!

  • Mar
    11-19
  • Spring Concert Tour
    Location: Florida

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    The Gospel Choir will travel to the MIAMI, FL area to perform several public concerts and visit area schools to introduce students to the opportunities available to them by attending the US Naval Academy.

    PUBLIC PERFORMANCES:

         MIAMI, FL AREA 
              March 12, 2016 - Public Concert!  7:00 PM
                   TBA
                   TBA
                   TBA

         MIAMI, FL AREA 
              March 15, 2016 - Public Concert!  7:00 PM
                   TBA
                   TBA
                   TBA

         MIAMI, FL AREA 
              March 18, 2016 - Public Concert!  7:00 PM
                   TBA
                   TBA
                   TBA

         Please check back soon for updated schedule!

  • Mar
    29
  • Russian National Ballet
    Location: USNA, Alumni Hall
    Time: 07:30 PM

    More Info

    The Distinguished Artists Series is part of a comprehensive program developed by the Naval Academy's Senior Leadership to enrich the education of Midshipmen through exposure and involvement with fine arts. This series has presented the world's finest classical and cultural performers to the Academy with an annual mix of Opera, Ballet, Orchestra, and diverse international ensembles. The Distinguished Artists Series was launched with the opening of Alumni Hall, and for the past 23 years, has enjoyed the support of the Navy's most senior officers, the Naval Academy's faculty and staff, the Midshipmen, and the greater Academy community.

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    Moscow Festival Ballet

    Chopiniana

    Music by Frederic Chopin

    Romeo and Juliet

    Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikowski

    Chopin’s Chopiniana opens a magical evening of classic ballet culminating with the greatest love story of all time – Romeo and Juliet… a truly unforgettable evening of ballet performed by leading dancers from across Russia along with stars of the Bolshoi and Kirov Ballets.

    The Moscow Festival Ballet was founded in 1989 when legendary principal dancer of the Bolshoi Ballet, Sergei Radchenko, sought to realize his vision of a company which would bring together the highest classical elements of the great Bolshoi and Kirov Ballet companies in an independent new company, continuing the grand traditions which define the best in Russian ballet.

    Since its inception, the Moscow Festival Ballet Theatre has completed multiple tours of Europe with extraordinary receptions in Italy, France, Spain, Germany and the Netherlands, two tours of the UK including capacity audiences at London’s famed Coliseum, and enjoyed tremendous success in Turkey, Greece, Japan, Korea, Singapore and Hong Kong.

    “An impressive performance of classical ballet, energized with dramatic expression and sensational steps.”
    —The Durham Chronicle

    “The dancers of the Moscow Festival Ballet spoke to the soul through the body...”  —The Charleston Post and Courier

  • Apr
    08
  • Spring Concert
    Location: USNA, Mahan Hall
    Time: 07:30 PM
  • Apr
    09
  • Tartan Day Parade
    Location: New York, NY
    Time: 12:00 PM
  • Apr
    09
  • International Ball
    Location: USNA, Alumni Hall
    Time: 08:00 PM

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    (Admittance to International Ball required.)

  • Apr
    10
  • Concert
    Location: TBA
    Time: 04:00 PM

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    PUBLIC PERFORMANCE:

         TBA Church
         TBA
         TBA

    Church Office: (xxx) xxx-xxxx

         Please check back soon for updated schedule!

       

  • Apr
    16
  • St. John's Croquet Match
    Location: St. John's Campus, Annapolis, MD
    Time: 12:00 PM
  • Apr
    23
  • Fiesta Flambeau Parade
    Location: San Antonio, TX
    Time: 12:00 PM
  • Apr
    24
  • 43rd Annual Spring Oratorio
    Men's Glee Club
    Women's Glee Club
    Distinguished Artists Series
    with the Annapolis Symphony and Baltimore Choral Arts Society
    Location: USNA, Alumni Hall
    Time: 07:30 PM

    More Info

    The Distinguished Artists Series is part of a comprehensive program developed by the Naval Academy's Senior Leadership to enrich the education of Midshipmen through exposure and involvement with fine arts. This series has presented the world's finest classical and cultural performers to the Academy with an annual mix of Opera, Ballet, Orchestra, and diverse international ensembles. The Distinguished Artists Series was launched with the opening of Alumni Hall, and for the past 23 years, has enjoyed the support of the Navy's most senior officers, the Naval Academy's faculty and staff, the Midshipmen, and the greater Academy community.

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    43rd Annual Spring Oratorio

         Bernstein: Candide

    One of the most iconic American compositions: Candide.  This is opera for everyone that thinks they don’t like opera.  The ultimate parody – the ultimate satire, Candide is among the funniest and most entertaining of the 'opera comic' genre.  Freakishly cleaver and complicated, it reaches hilariously epic proportions of the ‘theatre of the absurd’ while conveying a serious message about humanity, optimism, and reconciliation.

    (From the opening of show) – Narrator: “This is Leonard Bernstein’s Candide - which is not to be confused with Voltare’s Candide upon which it is based.  Voltare’s Candide is a small novella in which no one sings, whereas Leonard Bernstein’s Candide is a large operetta in which almost everyone insists upon it!”

    Join us for an extremely fun and rare evening of music with a semi-staged presentation of Leonard Bernstein’s Candide, performed by the critically acclaimed USNA Men’s and Women’s Glee Clubs, the Baltimore Choral Arts Society, and the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra.

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  • Apr
    30
  • Southern Maryland Celtic Festival
    Location: St. Leonard, MD
    Time: 07:30 PM
  • May
    06
  • Hymn Sing
    Location: USNA, Main Chapel
    Time: 07:30 PM

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    Led by Mr. Monte Maxwell, USNA's Chapel Organist and Director of Chapel Music, this is a "good ol' fashion" hymn sing!  Bring a list of your favorite hymns and get ready to sing your heart out!

    No tickets required!  (Just your voices!)

  • May
    23
  • Herndon Climb
    Location: Zimmerman Bandstand, USNA
    Time: 12:00 PM
  • May
    24
  • Combined Commissioning Week Concert
    Location: USNA, Main Chapel
    Time: 08:30 PM

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    The Naval Academy Men's Glee Club, Women's Glee Club, and Gospel Choir join forces to present a very special performance in honor of the Class of 2015!  Join us for this memorable 90-minute concert featuring Patriotic favorites, Sea Chanties, Broadway, and sacred songs in the beautiful setting of the Naval Academy Chapel!

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  • May
    25
  • Commissioning Week Organ Recital
    Location: USNA, Main Chapel
    Time: 04:00 PM

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    Immediately following the Blue Angels, join us in the beautiful Naval Academy Chapel as world-class organist, Mr. Monte Maxwell, demonstrates the incredible power and sound of one of the finest organs in the world.  Ample air-conditioning included!

    Tickets available at the door, or in advance by clicking here.

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