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Naval Academy Men's Glee Club to Perform in Newport Beach, Calif.

  POSTED ON: Tuesday, March 7, 2017 9:43 AM by mediarelations@usna.edu

 The U.S. Naval Academy Men’s Glee Club will perform in Newport Beach, Calif., Tuesday, March 14, at 7 p.m. Admission is free and no tickets are required. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

The concert will be held at Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church, located at 2046 Mar Vista Drive, Newport Beach, Calif. The Men’s Glee Club repertoire for this concert will feature Durufle’s “Cum Jublio,” accompanied by Naval Academy Chapel Organist, Monte Maxwell.

“We are excited to be able to bring this premier men’s ensemble to the Los Angeles area and especially to be able to present a concert at Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church,” said Dr. Aaron Smith, the chairman of the Naval Academy’s Music Department and the director of the Men’s Glee Club. “The program will feature a fine selection of patriotic music, classical pieces for men’s voices and everything in between- something for everyone.” 

The largest and most active of the Naval Academy’s musical organizations, the Men’s Glee Club regularly travels around the country, 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 Events in Dallas; and collaborations performing masterpieces of choral-orchestral literature with some of the nation’s leading symphony orchestras. A recent collaboration with the Women’s Glee Club and the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra of Brahm’s Requiem received rave reviews statewide.  A ten-day visit to Chile and Argentina in 2009 garnered international acclaim from ambassadors and state department officials.

 “I am looking forward to performing with the Glee Club in Southern California and bringing some of my best friends to my home state,” said Midshipman Fourth Class Joseph Bell, a recent graduate of San Clemente High School in San Clemente, Calif.

The Men’s Glee Club will also appear in concert Saturday, March 11, in Orange, Calif., at St. John’s Lutheran Church at 7 p.m., and Saturday, March 18, in Los Angeles at St. Paul the Apostle Church 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, cyber security, 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 Naval Academy Men’s Glee Club, 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.


Category: Musical/Performing Arts, General Interest, Press Releases, Midshipmen