Enjoy an afternoon with the young men and women from the U.S. Naval Academy as they present a free concert on Sunday, January 19th at 2:00 p.m. at the Tivoli Theatre. Included in the chorale is 1/c Kendra Smith of Lisle. Kendra is a graduate of the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy in Aurora and has been singing with the chorale since she joined the Coast Guard Academy in 2010. Kendra, a senior Marine Engineering Science major at the Coast Guard Academy, will be one of 16 cadets who will grace the Tivoli's stage for this special performance.
About the United States Coast Guard Academy:
Music is well represented at the United States Coast Guard Academy in an extremely active program. The Corps of Cadets is compromised of exceptional young men and women training for careers as officers in the United States Coast Guard. Nearly one quarter of the student body participates in an array of choral and instrumental groups.
The Coast Guard Cadet Chorale is a select group of cadets, determined to be the top singers from the Academy’s 50 member official Glee Club. They perform a variety of music, featuring close harmony renditions of patriotic selections, sea chanteys and show/swing tunes.
The group travels extensively throughout the United States to perform for both public and official functions. Disneyworld in Florida, the Rose Bowl Parade in California, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade and the 2012 Veteran’s Day Parade in New York City have all hosted the group.
The group’s director and musical arranger is Dr. Robert G. Newton, Director of Vocal Music at the United States Coast Guard Academy.