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The Peabody Children’s Chorus, founded in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1989, 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, more than 400 young people gain invaluable experience making music in ensemble settings and studying ear training and music reading.

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 Peabody Opera Theater, and the Peabody Symphony Orchestra. The Chorus has toured in England, France, Italy, Austria and Germany, performing in places such as St. Paul’s Cathedral, London; Wells Cathedral, Wells; St. Peter’s Basilica, Rome; St. Mark’s Cathedral, Venice; the American Cemetery, Normandy; Notre Dame Cathedral and La Madeleine, Paris; St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Vienna. The Chorus has joined the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Maestra Marin Alsop, for performances of Bernstein’s Mass, Honegger’s Jeanne d’Arc au bûcher, Britten’s War Requiem, Orff’s Carmina Burana, and Adams’ On The Transmigration of Souls, at venues such as the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Baltimore; The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, D.C.; and Carnegie Hall, New York City. The Grammy-nominated Naxos American Classics recording of Bernstein’s Mass was released in 2009.

Chorus Auditions for ages 6-18 (held in June for entry in fall only)

Chorus Prep Classes for ages 5-9 (no audition necessary; fall or spring entry possible)

Chorus Plus Voice Lessons for current chorus students

Schedules/Resources for Current Families

The Training Choir

(Ages 6-10)
Towson, Tuesday, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Howard County, Monday, 5:00-6:00 pm
Howard County, Thursday, 5:00-6:00 pm

The Choristers

(Ages 10-14)
Towson, Tuesday, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Howard County, Monday, 6:00-7:30 pm
Howard County, Thursday, 6:00-7:30 pm


(Ages 12-18)
Towson, Tuesday, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Howard County, Monday, 7:30-9:30 pm
Howard County, Thursday, 7:30-9:30 pm

Chorus Prep Class:  Singing Circle

(Ages 5-6)
Towson, Tuesday, 4:30-5:15 p.m.
Howard County, Monday, 5:00-5:45 pm

Chorus Prep Class:  Vocalise

(Ages 7-9)
Towson, Tuesday, 5:15-6:o0 p.m.
Howard County, Monday, 5:45-6:30 pm


Peabody Children's Chorus Faculty

Julia Sheriff

Assistant Director and Accompanist