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 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.
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
March 13, 2017 - Public Concert!
All Saints' Episcopal Church
6300 N. Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85012
March 18, 2017 - Public Concert!
St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church
7650 North Paseo Del Norte
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.
Cindy received her Doctorate in Choral Conducting from the University of Maryland in April.
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