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US Navy Band "Sea Chanters" at the Paramount Center for the Arts

March 26, 2014

The US Navy Band "Sea Chanters" will be performing at the Paramount Center for the Arts on Wednesday, March 26 at 7:00pm. The Navy Band Sea Chanters is the United States Navy’s official chorus. The ensemble performs a variety of music ranging from traditional choral music, including sea chanteys and patriotic fare, to opera, Broadway, and contemporary music. Under the leadership of Chief Musician Adam Tyler, the Sea Chanters perform for the public throughout the United States. At home in Washington, they perform for the president, vice president and numerous congressional, military and foreign dignitaries. In 1956, Lt. Harold Fultz, then the band’s assistant leader, organized a group from the Navy School of Music to sing chanteys and patriotic songs for the State of the Nation dinner. An immediate success, Adm. Arleigh Burke, then chief of naval operations, transferred them to the Navy Band, named them the Sea Chanters and tasked this all-male chorus with perpetuating the songs of the sea. In 1980, the group added women to their ranks and expanded their repertoire includes everything from Brahms to Broadway. Tickets for this event are free. For more information and to reserve tickets, contact the Paramount on 423-274-8920 or go to www.theparamountcenter.com.