New Artistic Director for 2016-2017

JennaAt our recent Gala 30th Anniversary Celebration, Artistic Director, Diane Jones announced that Jenna Lebherz Daly has been selected as the new Artistic Director for Children’s Chorus of Carroll County.

Jenna Daly has served the Chorus as director of musique joyeuse and Les Petites Voix. She sang with the Frederick Children’s Chorus from 5th-12th grade and fell in love with the unique silvery sound of a children’s choir. After high school, she went on to Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ to earn Bachelor’s degrees in Music Education and Vocal Performance. She then earned a Master’s in Opera Performance with University of Maryland’s Opera Studio. Mrs. Daly has performed in many states and venues, and she continues to be active in the opera world as a mezzo-soprano, singing for opera companies and orchestras. Currently, she teaches the Lower School Music Program (Pre-K through 5th grade) at Gerstell Academy in Finksburg, MD. She thoroughly loves working with children and keeping music alive through their voices.

Welcome, Jenna, we look forward to seeing where you take us in the future!

Music in the Park Adjudication

Music in the Park






Children’s Chorus of Carroll County once again participated in Music in the Parks at Hershey Park in PA.

Music in the Parks is a day-long festival for student choral, orchestral, and band ensembles, held annually across the United States. Music groups perform before adjudicators who rate the ensemble in the morning, and then the singer spend the day at an amusement park. The day culminates with an awards ceremony.

At this years Music in the Parks, Children’s Chorus of Carroll County once again rose to the occasion, capturing another Superior rating and Best of Award from this prestigious event.

30th Anniversary Celebration Concert and Reception

emblem-30yrscccc-nodots-webCelebrating the Past, Sailing into the Future

On April 17, 2016, Children’s Chorus of Carroll County celebrated our 30th anniversary with a Gala Concert in the sanctuary of St. John Catholic Church in Westminster, MD. The concert featured the world premiere of a new choral work written just for the Children’s Chorus of Carroll County.  “Psalm 46” composed by our own alumnus, Dr. DJ Sparr.   The concert also featured our 30th Anniversary Alumnae Chorus.  It was truly a day to remember.

Immediately following the Gala Concert, attendees joined together in the Portico at St. John for the Gala Reception.  The theme for the day was “Celebrating the Past, Sailing into the Future.”  Along with celebrating this auspicious occasion, we also said “Bon Voyage” to our retiring Artistic Director, Ms. Diane Jones.