Central Maryland Chorale

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The Central Maryland Chorale, formerly known as the Laurel Oratorio Society, is a classical music choral group based in Laurel, Maryland. The Laurel Oratorio Society was founded in 1969, and officially incorporated in 1973. The following year Virgil Thompson, a renowned conductor and composer, came to the Society to see a retrospective of his work.

The Central Maryland Chorale performs oratorio, musical excerpts, and lighter choral works approximately three times a year, in addition to its annual Christmas season sing-along of Handel's "Messiah."

The chorale supports young artists each spring by providing a Vocal Scholarship competition. The competition is open to high school seniors between the ages of 16 - 19.

The Central Maryland Chorale conductor and artistic director is Monica Otal and is accompanied by Dr. Theodore Guerrant.


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