The U.S. Army Chorus was established in 1956 as the vocal counterpart of The U.S. Army Band and is one of the nation's only professional all-male choruses. From its inception, The Army Chorus has established and maintained a reputation of excellence in the performance of male choral literature. Beyond the traditional military music and patriotic standards, the group's repertoire covers a broad spectrum that includes pop, Broadway, folk, and classical music. The Chorus often performs at The White House, at functions hosted by the Department of State, and is a standard feature at events for presidential inaugurals. World leaders, such as Queen Elizabeth II, the Princess of Thailand, former British Prime Minister John Major, and former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, have been serenaded in their native tongues, as The Chorus is able to sing in more than 26 foreign languages. In recent years, the Chorus has performed with the San Francisco Symphony, National Symphony, Grant Park Symphony (Chicago), and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. The men of The Chorus, most of whom hold advanced degrees in music, are selected from among the nation's finest musicians. Many former members have gone on to successful careers in music education and as soloists on Broadway and opera stages around the world.
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