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Naval Academy Women's Glee Club to Perform in Coral Gables, Fla.
Posted on: January 08, 2013 08:00 EST
Press Release #: 003-13
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The internationally-acclaimed U.S. Naval Academy Women’s Glee Club will appear in concert on Sunday, Jan. 20, at 8 p.m. in Coral Gables, Fla. as part of their Martin Luther King Jr. weekend tour.
The concert will be held at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, located at 5690 Kendall Drive, Coral Gables, Fl. No tickets are required and seating will be available at 7:30 pm.
The Naval Academy Women’s Glee Club, under the direction of Cindy Bauchspies, regularly travels around the country representing the Naval Academy and the naval service. The Glee Club has received national acclaim for public appearances in Phoenix, Chicago, and recently a national television broadcast, along with the USNA Men’s Glee Club, of the annual “Christmas in Washington” presentation on TNT. A ten-day visit to Brazil in 2010 garnered international acclaim from ambassadors and state department officials.
”We are excited about the opportunity to perform at St. Thomas Episcopal Church as part of our MLK weekend tour in the Miami area,” said Bauchspies. “It is a great venue and we look forward to bringing the gift of music to the community with this concert.”
In addition to the concert at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, the Women’s Glee Club will be featured at a Martin Luther King Jr. Day ceremony on Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. at 3255 Plaza Street in Miami, Fla.
The Glee Club will also visit Westminister Christian School and Gulliver Prep High School to perform for student assembly programs. Student assembly concerts are not open to the public.
Founded in 1845, the U.S. Naval Academy today is a prestigious four-year service academy that prepares midshipmen morally, mentally and physically to be professional officers in the naval service. More than 4,400 men and women representing every state in the U.S. and several foreign countries make up the student body, known as the Brigade of Midshipmen. U.S. News and World Report has recognized the Naval Academy as a top five undergraduate engineering school and a top 20 best liberal arts college. Midshipmen learn from military and civilian instructors and participate in intercollegiate varsity sports and extracurricular activities. They also study subjects like small arms, drill, seamanship and navigation, tactics, naval engineering and weapons, leadership, ethics and military law. Upon graduation, midshipmen earn a federally-funded Bachelor of Science degree in a choice of 23 different subject majors and go on to serve at least five years of exciting and rewarding service as commissioned officers in the U.S. Navy or U.S. Marine Corps.