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Naval Academy Women’s Glee Club Performs In Wellesley
Posted on: November 15, 2013 08:00 EST
Press Release #: 056-13
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The U.S. Naval Academy Women’s Glee Club will appear in concert in Wellesley, Mass. Saturday, Nov. 23, at 7:30 p.m. The concert will be held at St Andrews Episcopal Church, located at 29 Denton Road, Wellesley, Mass. The concert is free and no tickets are required. Doors open at 7 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.
“We are excited to bring this talented group of young Americans to the Boston area to perform in such a great venue. Our Midshipmen, all of whom will be serving our country as officers in the Navy and Marine Corps upon graduation from the Naval Academy, are honored to sing for the great community of Wellesley!” said Bauchspies.
In addition to the concert at St Andrews Church, the Glee Club will be participating in a special event at the Kennedy Library for the JFK 50th Commemoration.
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.