Music Department

Upcoming Performances

This is a list of all upcoming performances for the 2016-2017 academic year.

  • Sep
    03
  • Navy vs. Fordham Football Game
    Drum & Bugle Corps
    Full Corps - Halftime Show
    Location: Annapolis, MD
    Time: 12:00 PM
  • Sep
    10
  • Navy vs. UConn Football Game
    Drum & Bugle Corps
    Full Corps - Halftime Show
    Location: Annapolis, MD
    Time: 03:30 PM
  • Sep
    11
  • Guest Artists at Renaissance Festival
    Location: Annapolis, MD
  • Sep
    16
  • Organ Recital
    Chapel Organ
    Mr. Jelani Eddington
    Location: USNA, Main Chapel
    Time: 07:30 PM

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    USNA proudly welcomes renowned guest organist, Mr. Jelani Eddington.

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  • Sep
    17
  • Navy @ Tulane Football Game
    Drum & Bugle Corps
    Half Corps - Pep Band
    Location: New Orleans, LA
  • Oct
    01
  • Navy at Air Force Football Game
    Drum & Bugle Corps
    Full Corps - Halftime Show
    Location: Colorado Springs, CO
  • Oct
    02
  • U.S. Navy Sea Services Annual Mass
    Location: Emmitsburg, MD (Seton Shrine)
    Time: 03:00 PM
  • Oct
    07
  • Second Class Parent's Weekend Concert
    Location: USNA, Mahan Hall
    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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  • Oct
    08
  • Navy vs. Houston Football Game
    Drum & Bugle Corps
    Full Corps - Halftime Show
    Location: Annapolis, MD
    Time: 03:30 PM
  • Oct
    12
  • The Havana Cuba All-Stars
    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 25 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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    The Havana Cuba All-Stars

    Direct from Havana, Cuba!  Drawing their inspiration from traditional Cuban Son, Cuba’s greatest musicians have created and maintained the songs and music of the rich culture of the Cuban people in the program, “Cuban Nights.” Staying true to an acoustic base, they have developed a fresh sound with inventive songwriting, and have preserved the traditions of the Cuban musical art form. The Cuban Nights program is representative of the extraordinary musical legacy of this wonderful country.  The Havana Cuba All-Stars is a band comprised of Cuba’s greatest and most prominent musicians, and is devoted to promoting the entire tapestry of Cuban music. The origin of the Havana Cuba All-Stars began when it was created to exemplify the great musical traditions of the Cuban people. This is the debut tour of Cuba’s greatest musicians in the United States and Canada.

  • Oct
    13
  • Navy at East Carolina Football Game
    Drum & Bugle Corps
    Half Corps - Pep Band
    Location: Greenville, NC
  • Oct
    20-23
  • Pipes and Drums Vitis Royal Military College Canada Pipes
    Location: Kingston, Ontario
  • Oct
    22
  • Navy vs. Memphis Football Game
    Drum & Bugle Corps
    Full Corps - Halftime Show
    Location: Annapolis, MD
    Time: 03:30 PM
  • Oct
    28
  • Navy @ USF Football Game
    Drum & Bugle Corps
    Half Corps - Pep Band
    Location: Tampa, FL
  • Oct
    28-29
  • 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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    2016 - Annual Halloween Concerts

    PERFORMANCES:

         Friday, October 28, 2016
          8:00 PM, USNA Main Chapel

         Saturday, October 29, 2016

         8:00 PM, USNA Main Chapel

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  • Nov
    05
  • Navy vs. Notre Dame Football Game
    Drum & Bugle Corps
    Full Corps - Halftime Show
    Location: Jacksonville, FL
  • Nov
    10-13
  • Veteran's Day Concert Tour
    Men's Glee Club
    with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra
    Location: Dallas, TX

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    The Men's Glee Club will be traveling to DALLAS, TX to perform a series of concerts with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra!

    PUBLIC PERFORMANCES:

         Friday, November 11, 2016
              7:30 PM, Morton Meyerson Symphony Center
              2301 Flora Street, Dallas, TX

         Saturday, November 12, 2016           
              7:30 PM, Morton Meyerson Symphony Center           
              2301 Flora Street, Dallas, TX

         Sunday, November 13, 2016           
              2:30 PM, Morton Meyerson Symphony Center           
              2301 Flora Street, Dallas, TX

    For additional information, please visit the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra website at: http://www.mydso.com

  • Nov
    10-13
  • Veteran's Day Concert Tour
    Location: New York, NY

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    The Women's Glee Club will travel to NEW YORK, NY 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:

    Friday, November 11, 2016           
              11:00 AM, Parade
              City of New York Veteran's Day Parade 

    Friday, November 11, 2016
              7:00 PM, Public Concert
              St. Paul the Apostle
              405 W. 59th Street, New York, NY 10019

    Sunay, November 13, 2016
              1:30 PM, New York Giants
              National Anthem at NFL Game
              

  • Nov
    10-13
  • Veteran's Day Concert Tour
    Location: Atlanta, GA

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    The Gospel Choir will travel to ATLANTA, GA 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:

              November 10, 2016 - Public Concert!  
                   Mundy's Mill High School
                   9652 Fayetteville Road
                   Jonesboro, GA
                   6:00 PM  (Free, No Tickets Required)

              November 13, 2016 - Guest Choir                  
                   Word of Faith Love Center Church                
                   2435 Ben Hill Road
                   East Point, GA 30344         
                   11:00 AM, Worship Service

  • Nov
    18
  • Midshipmen Instrumentalists
    Orchestra
    USNA Orchestra
    Location: USNA, Main Chapel
    Time: 07:30 PM

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    The Naval Academy Orchestra, comprised of talented Midshipmen and members of the Annapolis community, presents its second annual fall concert.

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  • Dec
    02
  • 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
    03-04
  • 70th 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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    70th Annual Handel's Messiah at USNA

    PERFORMANCES:

         Saturday, December 3, 2016
          8:00 PM, USNA Main Chapel

         Sunday, December 4, 2016

         3:00 PM, USNA Main Chapel

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  • Dec
    04
  • Concert
    Location: Washington, D.C.
    Time: 04:00 PM

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    PUBLIC PERFORMANCE:

         Emmanuel Church of God (COGIC)
              2600 Minnesota Avenue SE
              Washington, D.C. 20020
              4:00 PM, FREE ADMISSION (No Tickets Required)

  • Dec
    11
  • Christmas Carols
    Location: USNA, Main Chapel
    Time: 07:00 PM

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    Led by Mr. Monte Maxwell, USNA's Chapel Organist and Director of Chapel Music, welcome in the Holiday Season by singing your favorite Christmas Carols in the beautiful Naval Academy Chapel!

    No tickets required!  (Just your voices and Christmas spirit!)

  • Jan
    27
  • 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
    06
  • National Symphony of Ukraine
    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 25 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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    National Symphony of Ukraine


    Formed by the Council of Ministers of Ukraine in 1918, the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine is considered to be one of the finest symphony orchestras in Eastern Europe.  The NSOU was entrusted with the premier performances of the works of Sergei Prokofiev, Dmitri Shostakovich, Aram Khatchaturian, Boris Lyatoshynsky, Valentyn Silvestrov, Myroslav Skoryk, and Evgen Stankovych.  After an appearance in Moscow, Dmitri Shostakovich commented: “This orchestra has as distinguished a group of performers as one would be likely to find anywhere.  The ensemble of the orchestra is of the highest level.  In addition, the various soloists and instrumental groups within the Orchestra play exceptionally and complement each other beautifully – as would the greatest of the world’s symphony orchestras.” 

    Since 1993, the NSOU has released more than 100 recordings which include both Ukrainian and international repertoires.  Most of these recordings have received the highest international acclaim.  In 1994, the Australian Broadcasting Company (ABC) rated NSOU’s recording of Boris Lyatoshynsky’s Symphonies No. 2 and No. 3 as “The Best Recording of the Year,” their CD of Silvestrov’s “Requiem for Larissa” was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2005, and their CD of Bloch and Lees’ Violin Concertos was nominated for a Grammy Award four years later. 

    The NSOU has performed in successful concert tours throughout Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Belarus, China, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, England, Hong Kong, Iran, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, the Netherlands, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, and the UAE.

    USNA is proud to welcome, the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine!

  • Feb
    24-05
  • 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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    2017 - How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying

    PERFORMANCES:

         Friday, February 24, 2017
         8:00 PM, USNA Mahan Hall

         Saturday, February 25, 2017
         8:00 PM, USNA Mahan Hall

         Sunday, February 26, 2017
         3:00 PM, USNA Mahan Hall

         Friday, March 3, 2017
         8:00 PM, USNA Mahan Hall

         Saturday, March 4, 2017
         8:00 PM, USNA Mahan Hall

         Sunday, March 5, 2017
         3:00 PM, USNA Mahan Hall

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  • Mar
    10-19
  • Spring Concert Tour
    Location: California

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    The Men'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.

    PUBLIC PERFORMANCES:

         TBD, CA

              March 11, 2017
                   TBD
                   TBD
                   (xxx) xxx-xxxx
                   7:00 PM  (Free, No Tickets Required)

         TBD, CA

              March 15, 2017
                   TBD
                   TBD
                   (xxx) xxx-xxxx
                   7:00 PM  (Free, No Tickets Required)

         Los Angeles, CA

              March 18, 2017
                   St. Paul the Apostle
                   10750 Ohio Street, Los Angeles, CA 90024
                   7:00 PM  (Free, No Tickets Required)

         Please check back soon for updated schedule!
  • Mar
    10-19
  • Spring Concert Tour
    Location: Arizona

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    The Women's Glee Club will travel to the PHOENIX and TUCSON, AZ 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:

         PARADISE VALLEY, AZ

              March 11, 2017 - Public Concert!  
                   Valley Presbyterian Church
                   6947 E. McDonald Drive
                   Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
                   7:00 PM  (FREE, No Tickets Required)

         TBD, AZ

              March 15, 2017 - Public Concert!
                    TBD
                    TBD
                    7:00 PM  (FREE, No Tickets Required)

         TUCSON, AZ

              March 18, 2017 - Public Concert!
                   St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church
                   7650 North Paseo Del Norte
                   Tucson, AZ
                   7:00 PM  (FREE, No Tickets Required)


         Please check back soon for updated schedule!

  • Mar
    10-19
  • Spring Concert Tour
    Location: Missouri and Tennessee

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    The Gospel Choir will travel to the ST. LOUIS, MO and MEMPHIS, TN areas 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:

         Please check back soon for updated schedule!
  • Mar
    28
  • 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 25 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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    Russian National Ballet

    Cinderella

    Music by Sergei Prokofiev

    Russian National Ballet Theatre was founded in Moscow during the transitional period of Perestroika in the late 1980s, when many of the great dancers and choreographers of the Soviet Union's ballet institutions were exercising their new-found creative freedom by starting new, vibrant companies dedicated not only to the timeless tradition of classical Russian Ballet but to invigorate this tradition as the Russians began to accept new developments in the dance from around the world.  The company, then titled the Soviet National Ballet, was founded by and incorporated graduates from the great Russian choreographic schools of Moscow, St. Petersburg and Perm.  The principal dancers of the company came from the upper ranks of the great ballet companies and academies of Russia, and the companies of Riga, Kiev and even Warsaw.  Today, the Russian National Ballet Theatre is its own institution, with over 50 dancers of singular instruction and vast experience, many of whom have been with the company since its inception.  In 1994, legendary Bolshoi principal dancer, Elena Radchenko, was selected by Presidential decree to assume the 1st permanent artistic directorship of the company, and remains its leader.

  • Mar
    31
  • Spring Concert
    Location: USNA, Mahan Hall
    Time: 07:30 PM
  • Apr
    08
  • Tartan Day Parade
    Location: New York, NY
    Time: 12:00 PM
  • Apr
    08
  • International Ball
    Location: USNA, Alumni Hall
    Time: 08:00 PM

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    (Admittance to International Ball required.)

  • Apr
    22
  • St. John's Croquet Match
    Location: St. John's Campus, Annapolis, MD
    Time: 12:00 PM
  • Apr
    23
  • Concert
    Location: Annapolis, MD
    Time: 04:00 PM

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    PUBLIC PERFORMANCE:

         Mt. Moriah African Methodist Church
              2204 Bay Ridge Avenue
              Annapolis, MD 21403
              4:00 PM, FREE ADMISSION (No Tickets Required)

    Church Office: (410) 263-8562

     

       

  • Apr
    23
  • 44th 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 25 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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    44th Annual Spring Oratorio

         Poulenc: Gloria
         Whitacre: Deep Field

    Gloria, by 20th-century French master Francis Poulenc, is one of the composer’s most celebrated works.  Premiered in 1961 by the Boston Symphony Orchestra, it was a commission of the Library of Congress.  Scored for soprano solo, large orchestra, and chorus, is a setting of the Roman Catholic Gloria in excelsis Deo text.  In some ways pious, it is also tinged with mischievous irreverence and a sense of rollicking enjoyment. “When I wrote this piece,” Poulenc famously recalled, “I had in mind those frescoes by Gozzoli where the angels stick out their tongues; and also some serious Benedictine monks I had once seen reveling in a game of football.” 

    Deep Field – written by contemporary composer Eric Whitacre, is based upon images received by the Hubble Space Telescope.  Over 10 days in December 1995, the Hubble Space Telescope recorded a series of images in a small area of the constellation Ursa Major. The Hubble Deep Field, as the region is now known, contains traces of around 3,000 distinct galaxies, among the oldest and most distant yet observed, projecting the early universe.  “My goal was to see just how far I could stretch the concept of time and expectation while bringing the audience along on the journey,” Whitacre notes.  Deep Field seeks the active involvement of its audience, inviting listeners to ‘play’ music downloaded to a smartphone app. Deployed in the score’s closing pages it is intended to “create a delicate, shimmering sound in the concert hall, extending the music onstage into the audience.”

    Join us for beautiful evening of music 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
    29
  • Southern Maryland Celtic Festival
    Location: St. Leonard, MD
  • May
    05
  • Hymn Sing
    Location: USNA, Main Chapel
    Time: 07:00 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
    22
  • Herndon Climb
    Location: Zimmerman Bandstand, USNA
    Time: 12:00 PM
  • May
    23
  • 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 2017!  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
    24
  • 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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