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#046 U.S. Naval Academy Gospel Choir to Perform in Atlanta, Ga.

  POSTED ON: Friday, November 4, 2016 4:31 PM by mediarelations@usna.edu

The U.S. Naval Academy Gospel Choir will perform at the Dunwoody Baptist Church in Dunwoody, Ga. Friday, Nov. 11, at 7 p.m. and at the annual Veterans Day parade Saturday, Nov. 12, at 10:45 a.m. at Olympic Park.

Admission is free for both performances and no tickets are required. Doors open at Dunwoody Baptist Church at 6:30 p.m.

The choir will also provide music for the 11 a.m. worship service at the Word of Faith Love Center church Sunday, Nov. 13.

The U.S. Naval Academy Gospel Choir under the direction of Dr. Karla Scott and 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 looking forward to bringing this premier ensemble to the Atlanta area to give the gift of music to our friends in Georgia,” 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.”

Gospel Choir member Midshipman 1st Class (senior) Hannah Meadows is a 2013 graduate of Holy Spirit Preparatory School and is excited to be bringing this world-class ensemble to her home town.

“I am looking forward to bringing my friends in the choir to perform in the Atlanta area,” said Meadows, “I know that our Veteran’s Day concert in Dunwoody will be very meaningful for all.”

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 military and civilian professors and participate in intercollegiate varsity sports and extracurricular activities. Their curriculum is a varied one, which includes required courses in Engineering, Math and Science, the Social Sciences, Ethics, and Cyber Studies. Upon graduation, midshipmen earn a Bachelor of Science degree with a choice of 25 different subject majors and go on to serve at least five years of exciting and rewarding service as commissioned offices on the U.S. Navy or 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.


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