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Naval Academy Gospel Choir to Perform
Posted on: October 30, 2013 08:00 EDT
Press Release #: 052-13
ANNAPOLIS, Md.—The U.S. Naval Academy Gospel Choir will appear in concert in Montclair, N.J. Sunday Nov. 10, at 4:30 p.m. as a part of their Veteran’s Day tour. The concert, “A Salute to America’s Heroes,” will be held at St. Paul Baptist Church located at 119 Elm Street, Montclair, N.J. The concert is free and open to the public. Doors open at 4 p.m.
The Naval Academy Gospel Choir, under the direction of Ms. Karla Scott, is an upbeat inspirational musical ensemble. Comprised of midshipmen from various places, races and creeds, the Gospel Choir is reflective of the diverse interests and ethnicities within the Brigade of Midshipmen. Their common bond is musical talent and a passion to praise through song. Throughout its history, the Gospel Choir has often performed at the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site and has spread its message of inspiration and motivation nationally and internationally including tours to Los Angeles, St. Louis, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, New Orleans, Detroit, San Diego, Key West, Orlando, Miami, Pensacola, Bermuda and South Korea.
“Performing a concert to honor those who have served means a lot to our Glee Club members, as all of them will be serving our country as officers in the Navy and Marine Corps upon graduation from the Naval Academy. We are excited to bring this talented ensemble to New Jersey,” said Scott.
In addition to the concert at St. Paul Baptist Church, the Gospel Choir will be visit several area high schools. They will also participate in the 10 a.m. worship service Sunday, Nov. 10 at the St. Luke’s AME Church in Newark, N.J.
Founded in 1845, the U.S. Naval Academy today is a prestigious four-year service academy that prepares midshipmen morally, mentally and physically to be professional officers in the naval service. More than 4,400 men and women representing every state in the U.S. and several foreign countries make up the student body, known as the Brigade of Midshipmen. U.S. News and World Reports has recognized the Naval Academy as a top five undergraduate engineering school and a top 20 best liberal arts college. Midshipmen learn from military and civilian instructors and participate in intercollegiate varsity sports and extracurricular activities. They also study subjects like leadership, ethics, small arms, drill, seamanship and navigation, tactics, naval engineering and weapons, and military law. Upon graduation, midshipmen earn a Bachelor of Science degree in a choice of 24 different subject majors and go on to serve at least five years of exciting and rewarding service as commissioned officers in the U.S. Navy or U.S. Marine Corps.