Peabody Children's Chorus
What students and parents are saying about the Children's Chorus
“I just wanted to you to know how thoroughly my daughter enjoyed rehearsal tonight. Thank you so much. My daughter is happier than I have ever seen her.”
The Peabody Children's Chorus is without a doubt, one of the finest children's choruses in the United States.
Music Director, Baltimore Choral Arts Society
Hear the Chorus sing at the Basilica on National Public Radio!
The Peabody Children's Chorus, founded in 1989, is dedicated to providing age-appropriate vocal training for girls, and boys with unchanged voices. The Chorus brings children together to rehearse and perform art and folk music of multiple cultures, languages, historical periods, and styles. In six ensembles rehearsing at two campuses, young people gain invaluable experience making music in ensemble settings. Ear-training and music-reading skills are also featured as an integral part of all rehearsals.
Nearly 400 children between the ages of six and eighteen participate each year in three levels of training. Members of the Training Choir (ages 6-10), the Choristers (ages 10-14), and Cantate (ages 12-18) rehearse high quality treble music of advancing challenge and sophistication, and perform in public concert at least twice a year.
Singing with the chorus gives children a forum to work together to bring to life music of great beauty and to share this achievement with others. This process of ensemble music making cultivates our members' sense of responsibility, commitment, self-discipline, confidence, and poise, key ingredients for success in any field of endeavor. We encourage our students to appreciate high standards of artistic excellence and to cultivate a love of beauty that can enrich each individual's experience for a lifetime.
In recent years, the Peabody Children’s Chorus has performed with the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, the Baltimore Choral Arts Society, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Concert Artists of Baltimore, Lyric Opera Baltimore, the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, the Morgan State University Choir, Peabody Conservatory’s Opera Theater, the Peabody Concert Orchestra, and the Peabody Symphony Orchestra. During the 2009-2010 season, the Chorus performed in the Somerset International Youth Choral Festival in England and celebrated the release of the Grammy-nominated Naxos American Classics recording of Bernstein’s Mass, upon which it collaborated with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Maestra Marin Alsop. The Chorus joined the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra again in 2011 for a performance of Honegger’s Joan of Arc in Carnegie Hall, New York City and, in June 2013 for a production of Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana. During a 2011 tour of Italy, the Chorus gave concerts in Florence and Lucca, and performed mass at the Vatican, Rome and St. Mark’s Cathedral, Venice. In the summer of 2013, the Chorus was featured in the Dimanches Musicaux de La Madeleine Concert Series, Paris, performed at the American Cemetery in Normandy, and sang mass in Notre Dame Cathedral. To learn more about our Chorus, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (410) 234-4630.