Women's Glee Club
The United States Naval Academy WOMEN’S GLEE CLUB was founded in l976 when women first entered the Naval Academy, and since that time, the ensemble has garnered international acclaim through their diverse repertoire and elegant sound. The only all-female choral ensemble in the world, they have performed extensively across America and internationally. Recent performances include a nationally broadcast performance for the JFK 50th Commemoration at the Presidential Library in Boston, where, in addition to performances on their own, the ensemble had the privilege of collaborating with recording artist James Taylor, a performance for President and Mrs. George H.W. Bush in Houston while on their spring tour, and a featured presentation of the National Anthem with the Naval Academy Men’s Glee Club in a nationally broadcast PBS documentary.
In addition to the Academy’s annually sold-out concerts of Handel’s Messiah with the Annapolis Symphony, symphonic repertoire has included Mahler’sSymphony No. 2, Requiems by Brahms, Dvorak, Mozart, and Verdi, Haydn’s Creation, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, Orff’s Carmina Burana, and Vaughan-Williams’ A Sea Symphony among many others. Additional 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 dedication ceremony of the National Pentagon Memorial (9/11), the Kennedy Center Honors (CBS), Christmas in Washington (NBC and TNT), 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.”
This season’s highlights include performances with the Memphis Symphony, a concert tour through several states, performances of Handel’s Messiah and Durufle's Requiem, and a special feature during the Naval Academy Spring Oratorio as Dr. Bauchspies celebrates her final season as the Women's Glee Club Director.
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.
Veteran's Day Concert Tour
November 11-12, 2017
The Men's and Women's Glee Clubs will be traveling to MEMPHIS, TN to perform a series of concerts with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra!
Saturday, November 11, 2017 - Public Concert!
7:30 PM, Cannon Center for the Performing Arts
255 N. Main Street, Memphis, TN
Sunday, November 12, 2017 - Public Concert!
2:30 PM, Cannon Center for the Performing Arts
255 N. Main Street, Memphis, TN
For additional information, please visit the Memphis Symphony website at: http://www.memphissymphony.org
Spring Break Concert Tour
March 9-17, 2018
The Women's Glee Club will travel to the SOUTH EAST, US to perform several public concerts to introduce the public to the opportunities available to them by attending the US Naval Academy.
Friday, March 9, 2018 - Public Concert!
St. Peter's Episcopal Church
3 Westridge Road
Savannah, GA 31411
Sunday, March 11, 2018 - Public Concert!
First (SCOTS) Presbyterian Church
53 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29401
HILTON HEAD, SC
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - Public Concert!
First Presbyterian Church
540 William Hilton Parkway
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
MYRTLE BEACH, SC
Thursday, March 15, 2018 - Public Concert!
First United Methodist Church
901 N. Kings Highway
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Saturday, March 17, 2018 - Public Concert!
Myers Park Baptist Church
1900 Queens Road
Charlotte, NC 28207
This breakout group of 10 exceptional musicians from the WGC has entertained audiences everywhere with songs from the forties to today. Favorites include “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy”, “What a Wonderful World”, and “Unwritten”.
DR. CINDY BAUCHSPIES, Director of the USNA Women's Glee Club, is an accomplished choral director and singer/songwriter. She worked at Annapolis Area Christian School for twenty-four years where she developed the choral music program. The school now boasts five choirs and several music electives, involving over one-third of the student body. She has taken her high school choirs on four European tours. In 2003, her a capella ensemble was the featured choir at the International Church Music Festival in Bern, Switzerland under the direction of Sir David Willcocks. Their performance was aired on BBC radio.
Cindy has enjoyed guest conducting as well as adjudicating choirs in the Delmarva region. She has prepared choruses for Sir David Willcocks, Helmuth Rilling, and Marin Alsop. She also served as vocal coach for the von Trapp Children, the internationally known great-grandchildren of Captain and Maria von Trapp.
She and her husband enjoy performing together (he is an acoustic guitarist) throughout the Delmarva region.
Please contact the United States Naval Academy Music Department with any questions or comments you may have.
United States Naval Academy
Musical Activities Department
Mailing Address: Alumni Hall, 675 Decatur Rd. Annapolis, MD 21402-5086
Phone Number: (410) 293-2439
Fax Number: (410) 293-3218