The University of Maryland Concert Choir comprises singers chosen by audition from across the College Park campus. Under the direction of Edward Maclary, the ensemble has established a reputation for excellence in the performance of a wide range of symphonic literature, both on and off campus.
The UMD Concert Choir made its debut with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra under Music Director Marin Alsop in performances of Britten’s monumental War Requiem to mark the composer’s centenary. During the 2014-2015 season, the choir performed the Mozart Mass in C minor under the direction of Masaaki Suzuki. Last season the ensemble returned for widely hailed performances of Ein deutsches Requiem of Brahms led by BSO Principal Guest Conductor Markus Stenz. The UMD Concert Choir has also become a regular collaborator with Jack Everly and the BSO SuperPops.
Among the ensemble’s many other collaborations with major conductors, significant ones have included the Bach St. Matthew Passion with Helmuth Rilling, the Duruflé Requiem with Donald Runnicles, the Mozart Requiem with Christoph Eschenbach and the Bach Mass in B minor with Iván Fischer, and most recently Handel’s Messiah, under the direction of Laurence Cummings.