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Women Glee club

Women's Glee Club

About

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!

     PUBLIC PERFORMANCES:

          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.

PUBLIC PERFORMANCES:

     SAVANNAH, GA           
          Friday, March 9, 2018 - Public Concert!
              
               St. Peter's Episcopal Church               
               3 Westridge Road               
               Savannah, GA 31411               
               7:00 PM

     CHARLESTON, SC          
          Sunday, March 11, 2018 - Public Concert!
                
               First (SCOTS) Presbyterian Church               
               53 Meeting Street               
               Charleston, SC 29401               
               3:00 PM

     HILTON HEAD, SC          
          Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - Public Concert!
                               
               First Presbyterian Church               
               540 William Hilton Parkway               
               Hilton Head Island, SC 29926               
               6:30 PM

     MYRTLE BEACH, SC          
          Thursday, March 15, 2018 - Public Concert!                               
              
               First United Methodist Church               
               901 N. Kings Highway                          
               Myrtle Beach, SC 29577               
               7:00 PM

     CHARLOTTE, NC          
          Saturday, March 17, 2018 - Public Concert!
                                              
               Myers Park Baptist Church               
               1900 Queens Road                              
               Charlotte, NC 28207               
               7:00 PM

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The Riveters

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”.

The Stowaways

Director

CindyDR. 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.

Recordings

Video

  • Womens Glee Club Above the hills
    Above the Hills of Time
  • Women's glee club America the beautiful
    America the Beautiful
  • Women Glee Club Eternal father performance
    Eternal Father
  • Messiah Performance
    Messiah
  • Superbowl performance
    Super Bowl
  • Renee Fleeming performance
    Renee Fleming
  • Close
    Storm Comin'
    

Contact

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

Stephanie Woodall, Music Department Coordinator, woodall@usna.edu
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