The Morgan State University Choir, led by Eric Conway, is one of the nation’s most prestigious university choral ensembles. While classical, gospel, and contemporary popular music comprise the Choir’s repertoire, the Choir is particularly noted for its emphasis on preserving the heritage of the spiritual, especially in the historic practices of performance. In the May 2004 issue, Reader’s Digest named the MSU Choir the “Best College Choir in the US.”
The MSU Choir has performed for audiences around the world, including the Virgin Islands, Canary Islands, Canada, Africa, Asia, and Europe. The Choir has appeared at the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, and Carnegie Hall on numerous occasions. One of the Choir’s most historic moments came with the opportunity to sing under the baton or Robert Shaw, conducting the Orchestra of St. Luke’s and joined by Jessye Norman and others in Carnegie Hall’s 100th Birthday Tribute to Marian Anderson. In August 2007 the choir embarked on a tour of Ghana, performing at the invitation of the country’s US Ambassador, in celebration of Ghana’s 50th year of independence. The Morgan State University Choir has shared its musical gifts on many grand stages all over the world and with numerous dignitaries and celebrated performers, making them cultural ambassadors for Morgan State University, the city of Baltimore, the state of Maryland, and the US. For more information, visit smsuchoir.org.