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Naval Academy Women's Glee Club to Perform in Houston

  POSTED ON: Wednesday, February 25, 2015 10:37 AM by mediarelations@usna.edu

 #010-15     ANNAPOLIS, Md.— The U.S. Naval Academy Women's Glee Club will perform in Houston, Saturday, March 14, at 7 p.m.

The concert will be held at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, located at 717 Sage Road, Houston. Admission is free and tickets are not required. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

“I am excited to bring this premier ensemble to Houston,” said Cindy Bauchspies, Women’s Glee Club Director. “We are looking forward to performing at St. Martin’s again, a church that was built for making great music. This is a perfect venue for our talented midshipmen who will add their voices to the artistry of past performances that resonate in this sacred space.”

The Naval Academy Women’s Glee Club regularly travels around the country representing the Naval Academy and the naval service.  The Glee Club has received national acclaim for public appearances in Phoenix, Chicago, Florida and Hawaii.  A ten-day visit to Brazil in 2010 garnered international acclaim from ambassadors and state department officials.

“We are fortunate to have one of the premier women’s choral ensembles performing in Houston,” said Richard Mawdsley, Naval Academy Blue and Gold Admissions Coordinator in Houston and a parent of a Naval Academy graduate. “Their counterpart, the Naval Academy’s Men’s Glee Club, performed here a few years back, and we look forward to giving the Women’s Glee Club a warm Houston welcome.”

Monte Maxwell, world-renowned organist who is the Director of Chapel Music and Principal Organist at the Naval Academy, will also perform in the concert. Maxwell is a graduate of Texas Christian University, the Curtis Institute, and the Juilliard School of Music and has performed throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia.

Founded in 1845, the U.S. Naval Academy today is a prestigious four-year service academy that prepares midshipmen morally, mentally and physically to be professional officers in the naval service.  More than 4,400 men and women representing every state in the U.S. and several foreign countries make up the student body, known as the Brigade of Midshipmen. U.S. News and World Reports has recognized the Naval Academy as a top five undergraduate engineering school and a top 20 best liberal arts college.  Midshipmen learn from military and civilian instructors and participate in intercollegiate varsity sports and extracurricular activities. They also study subjects like small arms, drill, seamanship and navigation, tactics, naval engineering and weapons, leadership, ethics and military law.  Upon graduation, midshipmen earn a federally funded Bachelor of Science degree in a choice of 25 different subject majors and go on to serve at least five years of exciting and rewarding service as commissioned officers in the U.S. Navy or U.S. Marine Corps.

For more information on the Naval Academy Gospel Choir, please visit www.usna.edu/music

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