Famed West Point Glee Club to give free performance April 9 in Collins Auditorium

By Janel Shoun on 3/30/2011

  
  

 

 
 
The West Point Glee Club, made up of the United States Corps of Cadets from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, will give a free performance at Lipscomb University’s Collins Alumni Auditorium Saturday, April 9 at 3 p.m.
 
This concert is free and seating is general admission, but tickets should be obtained in advance to guarantee seating availability. For more information or to reserve a ticket at Will Call, contact Marilyn Smith at 615.966.5929 or Gary Wilson at gary.wilson@lipscomb.edu.
 
Tickets may also be picked up in advance at the Lipscomb University Department of Music office. Ticket-holders should plan to be seated by 2:45 p.m., as walk-in attendees will be seated at that time, pending availability.
 
First organized in 1903, the West Point Glee Club is now a 70-voice co-ed chorus which serves as West Point’s musical ambassador and ranks among our nation’s most prestigious college choirs. In addition to the choral ensemble, the Lipscomb performance will feature a cadet showcase with several soloists and an a cappella group called “The Knight Caps.”
 
Under the direction of Constance Chase since 1999, the Glee Club regularly performs in America’s finest concert halls, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Tanglewood and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and with such notable ensembles as the Boston Pops, the Opera Orchestra of New York, the Syracuse Symphony and the U.S. Army Band.
 
The Glee Club is in frequent demand for nationally televised appearances such as the Fiesta Bowl, Super Bowl XXXIX, in the Breeders Cup, Yankee Stadium, Madison Square Garden and Lifetime Network.
 
Historically the Glee Club has shared the spotlight with such notable performers as Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Dinah Shore, Roberta Peters and Billy Joel.