The internationally acclaimed U.S. Naval Academy Gospel Choir will provide two public concerts in the Dallas area in November as part of the group's Veterans’ Day weekend performing tour to the Lone Star state.

These concerts, A Salute to America’s Heroes, are free, open to the public with no tickets required. 

The first concert will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10 at University Park United Methodist Church, 4024 Caruth Blvd. in Dallas.

On Veterans’ Day evening, the Gospel Choir will appear in concert at Stonebridge United Methodist Church, 1800 S. Stonebridge Drive in McKinney. This performance is scheduled for 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for both performances.

The U.S. Naval Academy Gospel Choir, under the direction of Karla Scott, is an upbeat inspirational musical ensemble comprised of midshipmen from various races and creeds and reflects the diverse interests and ethnicities within the Brigade of Midshipmen. 

The Choir regularly travels throughout the U.S. and abroad to represent the naval service through their unique musical talents and passion to praise through song. Their 10-day trip to Korea in March 2011 garnered international acclaim from ambassadors and state department officials.

“We are looking forward to bringing this premier ensemble back to the Metroplex and to give the gift of music and praise to our friends in Texas," Scott said. "When we sing, we honor, through our music those who have served our nation. All of our midshipmen will be serving our country as officers in the Navy and Marine Corps upon graduation and commissioning from the Naval Academy.” 

The Gospel Choir will also provide some of the music for the two worship services at the First Baptist Church in downtown Dallas on Sunday, Nov.11.

For more information on the USNA Gospel Choir, please visit www.usna.edu/music. For more information about the Naval Academy, visit www.usna.edu.