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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.  Under the direction of Dr. Cindy Bauchspies, the ensemble has garnered international acclaim through their diverse repertoire and elegant sound.  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 concert tours of Michigan and California, and performances of Handel’s Messiah and Bernstein’s Candide.

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 10-13, 2016

The Women's Glee Club will travel to NEW YORK, NY to perform several public concerts and visit area schools to honor all Veterans who have served, or are serving currently, and to introduce students to the opportunities available to them by attending the US Naval Academy.

PERFORMANCES:

          Friday, November 11, 2016           
               11:00 AM, Public Performance (20 minutes)
               World Trade Center Veteran's Day Observance
               World Trade Center
               For additional information, please visit the 911 Memorial website at http://911memorial.org/veterans

          Friday, November 11, 2016
               7:00 PM, Public Concert (90 minutes)
               St. Paul the Apostle
               405 W. 59th Street, New York, NY 10019
               Full length formal concert.  (FREE, No Tickets Required)
 
           Sunday, November 13, 2016
               1:30 PM, New York Giants
               National Anthem at NFL Game

Spring Break Concert Tour March 10-19, 2017

The Women's Glee Club will travel to the PHOENIX and TUCSON, AZ AREA to perform several public concerts and visit area schools to introduce students to the opportunities available to them by attending the US Naval Academy.

     PARADISE VALLEY, AZ
          March 11, 2017 - Public Concert!  
               Valley Presbyterian Church
                    6947 E. McDonald Drive
                    Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
                    7:00 PM

     PHOENIX, AZ
          March 13, 2017 - Public Concert!
               All Saints' Episcopal Church
                    6300 N. Central Avenue
                    Phoenix, AZ 85012
                    7:00 PM

     TUCSON, AZ
          March 18, 2017 - Public Concert!
               St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church
                    7650 North Paseo Del Norte
                    Tucson, AZ
                    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. 

Cindy received her Doctorate in Choral Conducting from the University of Maryland in April.

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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