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#012-16 USNA Women's Glee Club to Perform in Long Beach, Calif.

  POSTED ON: Monday, March 7, 2016 10:50 AM by

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The U.S. Naval Academy Women’s Glee Club will perform in Long Beach, Calif., Friday, March 18, at 7:30 p.m.

The concert will be held at Covenant Presbyterian Church, located at 607 E. 3rd Street. Admission is free and no tickets are required. Doors open at 7 p.m.

“I am excited to be able to bring this premier ensemble to southern California,” said Director of the Glee Club Dr. Cindy Bauchspies. “We are looking forward to performing at Covenant Presbyterian Church, a venue known as a great space to perform great music in the Long Beach area.”

The Women’s Glee Club will also appear in concert Saturday, March 12, at 7 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Tustin, Calif., and Tuesday, March 15, at 7 p.m. at St. Paul the Apostle Church in Los Angeles.

“This will be a wonderful gift of music to the Church and the community to have this ensemble present some great music in our space,” said Peter Bates Covenant Church Music Director.

The Naval Academy Women’s Glee Club travels regularly around the country, representing the Naval Academy and the naval service. The Glee Club has received international acclaim for their performances over the past decade in Hawaii, Arizona, Florida and Phoenix. The ensemble’s ten-day performing tour to Brazil in 2010 garnered international acclaim from ambassadors and state department officials.

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. Midshipmen learn from an academic faculty, comprised of both military and civilian professors and participate in intercollegiate varsity sports and extracurricular activities. They also study subjects to include small arms, drill, seamanship and navigation, tactics, naval engineering and weapons, leadership, ethics and military law. Upon graduation, midshipmen earn a tax-payer funded Bachelor of Science degree in a choice of 25 different academic majors and go on to serve at least five years of exciting and rewarding service as commissioned officers in the U.S. Navy or the U.S. Marine Corps.

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