U.S. Naval Academy Men's Glee Club to Perform at BaylorFeb. 11, 2008
by Dick Veit, School of Music concert and promotions manager, (254) 710-3991
The 75-member Men's Glee Club from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, in Jones Concert Hall, located in the Glennis McCrary Music Building on the campus of Baylor University.
Tickets are $10 for general admission seating and are available at www.navycomestotexas.org or by calling (254) 424-7724.
The Naval Academy's Men's Glee Club is one of America's premier choral groups, providing an evening of fine music and entertainment, featuring sea chanties, barbershop harmony, popular music of the past and present, patriotic selections, music of the theater and classical music. The Men's Glee Club is the largest and most active musical organization at the Academy, presenting more than 100 performances annually.
In recent years, the Glee Club has appeared on several network television shows, most notably "The Kennedy Center Honors (CBS), "Christmas in Washington" (NBC and TNT), NBC's "The Today Show", ABC's "Good Morning, America", and "The Early Show" on CBS. The midshipmen also participate in the annual performance of Handel's Messiah, which is televised nationally on PBS.
"We are looking forward to bringing this nationally-acclaimed Glee Club to perform in Waco at one of the premier performing venues in Texas," said Dr. Aaron Smith, the Naval Academy's Director of Choral Activities. "It is a wonderful venue which will showcase our Men's Glee Club for our Texas audience. We are hoping high school students and their families in the local area will come out to see and hear our midshipmen."
"The purpose of this performing tour to Albuquerque and Texas cities is to represent the Naval Academy, introduce young people to what the Naval Academy has to offer, and to provide performing opportunities for our midshipmen, sharing with audiences an evening of fine music the entire family can enjoy," said Don Nelson, the Academy's Assistant Director of Admissions.