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Naval Academy Women's Glee Club to Perform
Posted on: October 30, 2013 08:00 EDT
Press Release #: 050-13
ANNAPOLIS, Md.—The U.S. Naval Academy Women’s Glee Club will appear in concert in Charleston, S.C. Sunday Nov. 10, at 4 p.m. as a part of their Veterans Day weekend tour. The concert, “A Salute to America’s Heroes,” will be held at the historic First (Scots) Presbyterian Church located at 53 Meeting Street, Charleston, S.C. The concert is free and open to the public. Doors open at 3:30 p.m.
The Naval Academy Women’s Glee Club, under the direction of Ms. Cindy Bauchspies,
performs a diverse repertoire which includes classical, sacred, folk, patriotic, popular, and Broadway music. They have performed across America and internationally, including recent tours to Florida, California, Hawaii, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Rome and London. Recent notable appearances include the Inaugural Concert “We Are One” performed on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial for a live audience of over half a million people and an internationally televised audience, and the Official National Dedication Ceremony of the Pentagon Memorial.
"Performing a concert to honor those who have served means a lot to our Glee Club members, as all of them will be serving our country as officers in the Navy and Marine Corps upon graduation from the Naval Academy. We are excited to bring this talented ensemble to Charleston,” said Bauchspies.
In addition to the concert at First (Scots) Church, the Glee Club will visit several area high schools. They will participate in the 11 a.m. worship service Sunday, Nov. 10 at the Ashley River Baptist Church in Mt. Pleasant, S.C.; and participate in a Veterans Day ceremony onboard USS Yorktown Monday, Nov. 11.
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 leadership, ethics, small arms, drill, seamanship and navigation, tactics, naval engineering and weapons, and military law. Upon graduation, midshipmen earn a Bachelor of Science degree in a choice of 24 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.For more information about the Naval Academy Women’s Glee Club, please visit www.usna.edu/music. For further information about the Naval Academy please visit www.usna.edu or our Facebook page.