#047 USNA Men's Glee Club to Perform in Dallas
POSTED ON: Friday, November 4, 2016 4:32 PM by firstname.lastname@example.org
The U.S. Naval Academy Men’s Glee Club will perform as guest artists with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra Friday and Saturday, Nov. 11 and 12, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 13, at 2:30 p.m. in Dallas.
The performance takes place at the Meyerson Symphony Center and tickets are available at the Dallas Symphony Orchestra ticket office by calling 214-849-4376 or online at www.mydso.com. Group rates are available for parties of ten or more.
The Men’s Glee Club regularly travels around the nation, representing the Naval Academy and the naval service. The Glee Club has received national acclaim for recent performances to include a sold-out Carnegie Hall program, musical selections for the
JFK 50th Commemoration in Dallas, and collaborations with some of the nation’s leading symphony orchestras including Charlotte, Columbus, Phoenix, Nashville, Portland, Winston-Salem and Jacksonville. A recent collaboration with the Women’s Glee Club and the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra of Mahler’s Second Symphony received rave reviews statewide, and a ten-day visit to Chile and Argentina in 2009 garnered international acclaim from ambassadors and state department officials.
“We are excited to be able to bring this premier men’s ensemble to Dallas to perform with one of the nation’s top symphonic organizations,” said Men’s Glee Club Director Dr. Aaron Smith. “The program will be a Salute to America’s Heroes, and will feature a variety of patriotic music, songs from Broadway, and everything in between - something for everyone.”
Texas is home to five Glee Club members including Midshipman 1st Class (senior) Jose de Jesus, from El Paso, Texas; Midshipman 2nd Class (junior) Zachary Weseman of Hutto, Texas; Midshipmen 2nd Class (juniors) Sam Amyett and Paul Jackson from Ft. Worth, Texas; and Midshipman 2nd Class (junior) Wesley Stewart from Texarkana, Texas.
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 4,000 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. Students learn from civilian and military instructors and participate in intercollegiate varsity sports and extracurricular activities. They also study subjects such as seamanship and navigation, tactics, naval engineering and weapons, leadership, ethics, military law, cyber security, English and international affairs, to name only a few. Upon graduation, midshipmen earn a Bachelor of Science degree in a choice of 25 different academic majors and will serve at least five years of rewarding and challenging service as commissioned officers in the U.S. Navy or U.S. Marine Corps.
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