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Naval Academy Women’s Glee Club to Perform
Posted on: February 25, 2014 08:00 EST
Press Release #: #023-14
ANNAPOLIS, Md.— The U.S. Naval Academy Women’s Glee Club will perform in the Chamber Music Recital Series in Collierville, Tenn., Tuesday, March 11, at 7 p.m. The concert will be held at the Sanctuary on the Square, located at 104 Rowlett St., Collierville, Tenn. The concert is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
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, 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.
“This will be our first visit to the Memphis area and we are looking forward to our concert at the Sanctuary on the Square,” said Bauchspies. “Whenever we perform, we honor those who have served and are serving our country. This means a lot to our Glee Club members, all of whom will be serving our nation as officers in the Navy and Marine Corps upon graduation from the Academy.”
Chamber Music Recital Series Director Jeannie Jones said, “We are truly honored to have an ensemble of this caliber appear in our Inaugural Season of the Chamber Recital Series.”
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 Reports 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.