Women's Glee Club
The United States Naval Academy WOMEN’S GLEE CLUB was founded in l976 when women first entered the Naval Academy. Under the direction of Ms. Cindy Bauchspies, the ensemble 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 and South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Rome, and London. In addition to the Academy’s annually sold-out concerts of Handel’s Messiah with the Annapolis Symphony (often nationally and internationally broadcast), the Women’s Glee Club performs masterpieces of choral-orchestral literature with the Naval Academy Men’s Glee Club. Recent repertoire has included Orff’s Carmina Burana, Requiems by Brahms, Dvorak, Mozart and Verdi, Haydn’s Creation, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, and Ralph Vaughan-Williams’ A Sea Symphony among many others. 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 the Official National Dedication Ceremony of the Pentagon Memorial (9/11), and an official visit to Brazil that was hailed as providing, “more positive results for the relations of both countries than that of a mighty aircraft carrier visit.”
It is with honor, pride and distinction that the Women's Glee Club represents the United States, the Navy and Marine Corps, and the Naval Academy.
ECA WEBSITE: www.usna.edu/Music/ensembles/womens-glee-club/