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Upcoming Performances

Academic Year 2022 - 2023

  • Dec
    02
  • Fall Concert
    Location: USNA, Mahan Hall
    Time: 07:00 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
  • 75th Annual Handel's Messiah
    Men's Glee Club
    Women's Glee Club
    and the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra
    Location: USNA, Main Chapel
    Time: 07:00 PM

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    Continuing a long-standing tradition, the USNA Glee Club combines with the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, and world-class soloists 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 nationwide.

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  • Dec
    04
  • 75th Annual Handel's Messiah
    Men's Glee Club
    Women's Glee Club
    and the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra
    Location: USNA, Main Chapel
    Time: 03:00 PM

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    Continuing a long-standing tradition, the USNA Glee Club combines with the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, and world-class soloists 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 nationwide.

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  • Dec
    06
  • Location: USNA, Mahan Hall
    Time: 07:00 PM

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    Join us for a fun-filled holiday concert by our swingin', rockin', jazz band - Trident Brass along with the Superintendent's Combo!

    (No tickets required)

  • Dec
    10
  • Army/Navy Gospel Choir Concert
    Location: Philadelphia, PA
    Time: 01:00 PM

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    The second annual combined concert - Naval Academy Gospel Choir and West Point Gospel Choir - brothers and sisters in arms!  Performed at the Army vs. Navy football game just before kick-off!
  • Dec
    11
  • 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 - come usher in the Christmas Season in the beautiful Naval Academy Chapel.  Bring a list of your favorite carols and get ready to sing your heart out!

    No tickets required!  (Just your voices!)

     

  • Jan
    27
  • Midshipmen Classical Instrumental Ensemble
    Location: USNA, Main Chapel
    Time: 07:00 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
    03
  • USNA Black History Month Concert
    Location: USNA, Mahan Hall
    Time: 07:00 PM

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    USNA observes Black History Month with an incredible performance by the Naval Academy Gospel Choir.  A can't-miss special concert!

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  • Feb
    17
  • Jazz Night
    Trident Brass
    (Midshipmen Only Event)
    Location: USNA
    Time: 07:00 PM
  • Feb
    24
  • Musical
    Location: USNA, Mahan Hall
    Time: 07:00 PM

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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.

    (Due to licensing restrictions, we are not permitted to announce the name of the show quite yet...)

    But, we know you will LOVE this beloved, timeless tale... incredible music... superb story... outstanding libretto...

         Friday, February 24, 2023
         7:00 PM

         Saturday, February 25, 2023
         7:00 PM

         Sunday, February 26, 2023
         3:00 PM

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  • Feb
    25
  • Musical
    Location: USNA, Mahan Hall
    Time: 07:00 PM

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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.

    (Due to licensing restrictions, we are not permitted to announce the name of the show quite yet...)

    But, we know you will LOVE this beloved, timeless tale... incredible music... superb story... outstanding libretto...

         Friday, February 24, 2023
         7:00 PM

         Saturday, February 25, 2023
         7:00 PM

         Sunday, February 26, 2023
         3:00 PM

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  • Feb
    26
  • Musical
    Location: USNA, Mahan Hall
    Time: 03:00 PM

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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.

    (Due to licensing restrictions, we are not permitted to announce the name of the show quite yet...)

    But, we know you will LOVE this beloved, timeless tale... incredible music... superb story... outstanding libretto...

         Friday, February 24, 2023
         7:00 PM

         Saturday, February 25, 2023
         7:00 PM

         Sunday, February 26, 2023
         3:00 PM

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  • Mar
    05
  • Guest Choir at Kettering Baptist Church
    Location: Upper Marlboro, MD
    Time: 11:00 AM

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    March 5, 2023 - Guest Choir

    Kettering Baptist Church
    1 Kettering Drive
    Upper Marlboro, MD 20774

    11:00 AM (Worship Service)

  • Mar
    05
  • Annapolis St. Patrick's Day Parade
    Location: Annapolis, MD
    Time: 01:00 PM
  • Mar
    10
  • Guest Artists at Arizona Musicfest
    Location: Scottsdale, AZ
    Time: 07:30 PM

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    The Glee Club travels to Scottsdale, AZ to perform at the ARIZONA MUSICFEST.  Honoring our nation's veterans and America, don't miss the special and powerful performances.

    Featuring an ecletic mix of Nautical, Broadway, Classical, and Patriotic music - it is a special concert for the entire family!

    Friday, March 10, 2023
    7:30 PM

    Saturday, March 11, 2023
    11:00 AM

    La Casa de Cristo
    6300 E. Bell Road
    Scottsdale, AZ

  • Mar
    12-19
  • Spring Break Concert Tour

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    The Men's and Women's Glee Clubs will travel to CALIFORNIA to perform several public concerts to highlight the talents of the Brigade of Midshipmen and to introduce prospective candidates to the opportunities available to them by attending the US Naval Academy.

    PUBLIC PERFORMANCES:

         Sunday, March 12, 2023 - PUBLIC CONCERT!
              La Jolla Presbyterian
              7715 Draper Avenue
              La Jolla, CA 92037
              7:00 PM Concert
                   (Free and Open to All - No Tickets Required)

         Tuesday, March 14, 2023 - PUBLIC CONCERT!
              Our Lady Queen of Angels
              2046 Mar Vista Drive
              Newport Beach, CA 92660
              7:00 PM Concert
                   (Free and Open to All - No Tickets Required)

         Friday, March 17, 2023 - PUBLIC CONCERT!
              Covenant Presbyterian
              607 E. 3rd Street
              Long Beach, CA 90802
              7:00 PM Concert
                   (Free and Open to All - No Tickets Required)

         Saturday, March 18, 2023 - PUBLIC CONCERT!
              St. Paul the Apostle
              10750 Ohio Avenue
              Los Angeles, CA 90024
              7:00 PM Concert
                   (Free and Open to All - No Tickets Required)

  • Mar
    24
  • Location: USNA, Mahan Hall
    Time: 07:00 PM

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    Join the Pipes and Drums as they perform their Spring 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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  • Mar
    31
  • Spring Tour "Home" Concert
    Location: USNA, Main Chapel
    Time: 07:00 PM

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    The Glee Club returns from CALIFORNIA.  Featured works will include Sea Shanties, Broadway favorites, patriotic, sublime classical gems, and, of course, a few surprises!

    Come see and hear a spectacular performance witnessed by thousands as the Glee Club represented USNA on the road!

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  • Apr
    07
  • Jazz Night
    Trident Brass
    (Midshipmen Only Event)
    Location: USNA
    Time: 07:00 PM
  • Apr
    14
  • Spring Organ Recital
    Location: USNA, Main Chapel
    Time: 07:00 PM

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    Featuring Naval Academy Organist and Director of Chapel Music, Mr. Monte Maxwell, demonstrating the incredible power and sound of one of the finest organs in the world - joined by the Midshipmen Orchestra for an incredible evening of beautiful music-making.

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  • Apr
    15
  • Cherry Blossom Festival Parade
    Location: Washington, D.C.
    Time: 12:00 PM
  • Apr
    21
  • Spring Oratorio

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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 29 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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    49th Annual Spring Oratorio
    Friday, April 21, 2023
    7:00 PM

    Dr. Aaron Smith, conductor

    A sublime evening of profound music!

    Performed by the critically acclaimed USNA Glee Club and the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra.

    Don't miss this one!

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  • Apr
    22
  • St. John's Croquet Match
    Location: Annapolis, MD
    Time: 12:00 PM
  • Apr
    28
  • Spring Concert
    Location: USNA, Mahan Hall
    Time: 07:00 PM

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    Join us for Drum & Bugle Corps' and Trident Brass' second annual full-length combined concert!  Featuring new, never-before seen ensembles.  Be part of history in the making!

    (No tickets required!)

  • 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
    20
  • Herndon Climb
    Location: USNA, Zimmerman Bandstand
    Time: 08:15 AM
  • May
    23
  • Commissioning Week Concert
    Location: USNA, Main Chapel
    Time: 08:00 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 concert in honor of the Class of 2023!  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
  • Turnover Formation Performance
    Location: USNA, T-Court
    Time: 12:15 PM
  • May
    24
  • Demonstration Performance
    Location: USNA, Radford Terrace
    Time: 12:30 PM
  • 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!

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