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#007-16 Naval Academy Gospel Choir to Perform in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

  POSTED ON: Monday, March 7, 2016 10:26 AM by mediarelations@usna.edu

ANNAPOLIS, Md.- The Naval Academy Gospel Choir will perform in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Friday, March 18, at 7 p.m. for a ten-day performing tour in south Florida.

The concert will be held at the Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, located at 5555 N. Federal Highway. The concert is free and doors open at 6:30 p.m.

“We are looking forward to bringing this premier ensemble to the Ft. Lauderdale area to give the gift of music to our friends in south Florida,” said Gospel Choir Director Karla Scott. “When we sing, we honor, through our music those who have served our nation since all of our midshipmen will be serving our country as officers in the Navy and Marine Corps upon graduation and commissioning from the Naval Academy.”

The U.S. Naval Academy Gospel Choir is an upbeat, inspirational musical ensemble comprised of midshipmen of various races and creeds and reflects the diverse interests and ethnicities within the Brigade of Midshipmen. The Choir regularly travels throughout the U.S. and abroad to represent the naval service through their unique musical talents and passion to praise through song. Their ten-day trip to Korea in March 2011 garnered international acclaim from ambassadors and state department officials.

“We are truly honored to have this premier ensemble visit our church and present a concert to our community,” said Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church Music Director Dr. Chelsea Chen. “It will be an upbeat and inspirational evening for us all.”

The Gospel Choir will also perform at the Fountain of New Life Church in Miami Gardens, Fla., Saturday, March 12, at 7 p.m. and Tuesday, March 15, at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Coral Gables at 7 p.m.

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. Midshipmen learn from an academic faculty, comprised of both military and civilian professors and participate in intercollegiate varsity sports and extracurricular activities. They also study subjects to include small arms, drill, seamanship and navigation, tactics, naval engineering and weapons, leadership, ethics and military law. Upon graduation, midshipmen earn a tax-payer funded Bachelor of Science degree in a choice of 25 different academic majors and go on to serve at least five years of exciting and rewarding service as commissioned officers in the U.S. Navy or the U.S. Marine Corps.

For more information on the USNA Gospel Choir, please visit www.usna.edu/music.

For more information about the Naval Academy, visit www.usna.edu or the Naval Academy’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/USNavalAcademy.


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