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The Peabody Children’s Chorus, founded in 1990, 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, Scotland, France, Italy, Austria and Germany, performing in places such as St. Paul’s Cathedral, London; Wells Cathedral, Wells; Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury; 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.


Our ensembles gathered safely in December to make a video gift for students’ families.  Here’s one of our sessions—head over to our YouTube channel to hear more!

Peabody Children’s Chorus Ensembles

  • Age-appropriate vocal training
  • Exposure to art and folk music of various cultures, historical periods and styles
  • A sequential approach to music literacy & ear-training
  • Performances in exceptional venues

Auditions for all performing groups are held in May and June for entrance in the fall semester.  For more information, click on the Audition FAQs in the sidebar

Peabody Children’s Chorus Prep Classes

  • Age-appropriate singing through games, folk songs and movement
  • A sequential approach to music literacy & ear-training
  • No audition required

Schedules

The Training Choir

(Ages 6-10)
Towson, Tuesday, 4:45-5:45 pm
Howard County, Monday, 4:45-5:45 pm
Howard County, Thursday, 4:45-5:45 pm
NEW this fall:  Baltimore, Wednesday 3:30-4:30 pm

The Choristers

(Ages 10-14)
Towson, Tuesday, 5:45-7:15 pm
Howard County, Monday, 5:45-7:15 pm
Howard County, Thursday, 5:45-7:15 pm
NEW this fall:  Baltimore, Wednesday 4:30-6:00 pm

Cantate

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

Cantus

This group creates an opportunity for students with changing or changed voices to continue singing through their vocal transition in a nurturing and educational rehearsal environment)

(Ages 11-18)
Towson, Tuesday, 4:30-5:30 pm
Howard County, Thursday, 4:30-5:30 pm

Chorus Prep Classes 

(No audition required)

Arioso

(Ages 5-6)
Howard County, Monday, 4:45-6:30 pm
Towson, Tuesday, 4:45-6:30 pm

Vocalise

(Ages 7-9)
Howard County, Monday, 5:30-6:15 pm
Towson, Tuesday, 5:30-6:15 pm

Peabody Children's Chorus Staff

MaryAnn Fasold Poling

Assistant Director

Mary Shea Kealey Kustas

Assistant Director

Kathryn Harsha

Associate Director and Accompanist
Chorus Manager

Brad Permenter

Associate Director and Accompanist