For more information about the Naval Academy, please visit: www.usna.edu or our Facebook page. Naval Academy Women’s Glee Club to Perform In Corpus Christi, Texas
POSTED ON: Wednesday, February 25, 2015 9:11 AM by email@example.com
#009-15 ANNAPOLIS, Md.— The U.S. Naval Academy Women’s Glee Club will perform at the “Cathedral Concert” series in Corpus Christi, Texas, Tuesday, March 17, at 7:30 p.m.
The concert will be held at the Corpus Christi Cathedral, located at 505 Upper Broadway, Corpus Christi, Texas. Admission is free and tickets are not required. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Midshipman 3rd Class, sophomore, Luisandrea Diaz, a Corpus Christi resident and recent graduate of Foy H. Moody High School, is looking forward to performing in her home town in front of family and friends.
“As a sophomore in high school, I attended a concert by the Naval Academy Men’s Glee Club at the Corpus Christi Cathedral and after that performance, and meeting and speaking with the midshipmen about opportunities the Naval Academy could offer, I was ready to apply for admission,” said Diaz. “Being a member of the Women’s Glee Club is a highlight of my experience at the Naval Academy.”
The Naval Academy Women’s Glee Club regularly travels around the country representing the Naval Academy and the naval service. The Glee Club has received national acclaim for public appearances in Phoenix, Chicago, Florida and Hawaii. A ten-day visit to Brazil in 2010 garnered international acclaim from ambassadors and state department officials.
Monte Maxwell, world-renowned organist who is the Director of Chapel Music and Principal Organist at the Naval Academy, will also perform in the concert. Maxwell is a graduate of Texas Christian University, the Curtis Institute, and the Juilliard School of Music and has performed throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia.
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 small arms, drill, seamanship and navigation, tactics, naval engineering and weapons, leadership, ethics and military law. Upon graduation, midshipmen earn a federally funded Bachelor of Science degree in a choice of 25 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.
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