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#048 USNA Women's Glee Club to Perform in New York City

  POSTED ON: Friday, November 4, 2016 4:36 PM by mediarelations@usna.edu

The U.S. Naval Academy Women’s Glee Club will perform at the 9/11 memorial in New York City Friday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. and at St. Paul the Apostle Church on 59th Street at 7 p.m.

Admission is free for both events and no tickets are required. Doors open for the St. Paul’s performance at 6:30 p.m.

The 9/11 memorial performance will take place on the cobblestone area between the two footprints of the towers and will last approximately 20 minutes. The set will include patriotic and sacred a cappella music in honor of veterans who perished 9/11.

In addition to the Veterans Day performances, the Women’s Glee Club will also visit area high schools and will perform the National Anthem at the New York Jets football game on Sunday afternoon at Met Life Stadium.

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.

“I am excited to be able to bring this premier ensemble to the New York City area to celebrate Veteran’s Day and all of those who have served and are serving our nation,” said Women’s Glee Club Director Dr. Cindy Bauchspies. “The concert will be a true Salute to America’s Heroes.”

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 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.

For more information on USNA Women’s Glee Club, please visit www.usna.edu/music. For more information about the Naval Academy, visit www.usna.edu or the Naval Academy’s Facebook page.


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