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The Peabody Children’s Chorus, founded in 1990, brings children together to rehearse and perform art and folk music of multiple cultures, languages, historical periods, and styles. In nine ensembles rehearsing at two campuses, nearly 500 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, 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.

 


More than 300 singers attended online rehearsals during the 2020-21 season. The video below shows one of our groups in a virtual performance.

PCC Ensembles

Age-appropriate vocal training, exposure to art and folk music of various styles, a sequential approach to music literacy, and performances in exceptional venues. 

The Training Choir

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

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

A group of young men in choral uniforms pose for a pictureNEW:  Cantus (for changed voices)

Cantus, an ensemble for changing or changed voices, creates an opportunity for singers ages 11-17 to continue singing through their vocal transition in a nurturing and educational rehearsal environment. Students focus on developing healthy vocal technique through warm-ups and the study of careful selected choral literature.

(Ages 11-17)
Howard County, Monday, 7:00-8:00 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