Naval Academy Men's Glee Club to Perform at JFK Observance in Dallas

Story Number: NNS131121-21Release Date: 11/21/2013 4:37:00 PM
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From U.S. Naval Academy Public Affairs

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (NNS) -- The U.S. Naval Academy Men's Glee Club will perform at a ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's death, Nov. 22 beginning at 11:30 CST at Dealey Plaza in Dallas.

The choir will perform several musical selections including "America the Beautiful" and the Navy hymn at "The 50th: Honoring the Memory of President John F. Kennedy."

The event is hosted by the President John F. Kennedy Commemorative Foundation, community leaders and the city of Dallas. More information and a live stream of the event are available at

Kennedy was the 35th President of the United States and served in the Navy in the South Pacific during World War II. He was assassinated in Dallas' Dealey Plaza Nov. 22, 1963.

"The choir is honored to perform at this ceremony. It is a tremendous honor to be there," said Dr. Aaron Smith, the director of musical activities at the Naval Academy. "We are proud to represent the Naval Academy and the U.S. Navy in honoring a President and naval hero."

The Naval Academy Men's Glee Club performs masterpieces of choral-orchestral literature with many of the nation's leading orchestras. In addition to the Academy's annually sold-out concerts of Handel's Messiah with the Annapolis Symphony, the Men's Glee Club's recent collaborations include the Winston-Salem Symphony Orchestra. The choir has also performed at presidential inaugurations and ship commissioning ceremonies.

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