Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Morgan State University Choir Performs at Martin Luther King, Jr. Program of Broadcast Board of Governors

[Morgan State University Choir]

Dr. Eric Conway, Director of the Morgan State University Choir, sent us this message last night about a Martin Luther King, Jr. program at which he led the M.S.U. Choir earlier in the day:

January 24, 2012
Hello everyone,
This morning, the Morgan State University Choir performed for a MLK Program for the Broadcast Board of Governors, a federal agency in Washington, DC. The keynote speaker was Dr. Charlie Nelms, Chancellor from North Carolina Central University. The program was very inspiring for those were in attendance. Please see copy of program attached.

Eric Conway, D.M.A.
Fine and Performing Arts Department, Chairperson
Morgan State University

Broadcast Board of Governors Program (Excerpt)
The Morgan State University Choir has performed around the world to critical acclaim. Named 'Best College Choir' in 2004 by Reader's Digest magazine, the Choir has performed with several major symphony orchestras, including the Philadelphia Orchestra, Chicago Symphony, the New York Philharmonic and the National Symphony Orchestra, to name a few. Dr. Eric Conway is currently the Director of the Morgan State University Choir and Chairperson of the Fine Arts Department. During his tenure, Dr. Conway has led the choir to many acclaimed performances, including a special performance at the service honoring Rosa Parks, the unassuming matriarch of the civil rights movement, who became the first woman to lie in honor at our national Capitol Rotunda. In July 2006, the choir traveled to Prague, Czech Republic, for two concerts with maestro Paul Freeman and the Czech National Symphony Orchestra. In 2008, the Morgan State University Choir performed at Carnegie Hall on two separate occasions; under the baton of Bobby McFerrin with the St. Luke's Orchestra, and under the baton of Marin Alsop with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. This past June, the choir traveled to Italy and sang during a Mass at St. Peters Basilica at the Vatican City. In September, the choir sang for the unveiling of the Maryland 911 Memorial in Baltimore. The Morgan State University Choir has shared its musical gifts on many grand stages all over the world - with numerous dignitaries and celebrated performers - making them cultural ambassadors for Morgan State University the city of Baltimore, the state of Maryland and the United States. For further information, see”

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