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Testimonials

“I just wanted to you to know how thoroughly my daughter enjoyed rehearsal tonight. She has been asking to do something like this for years. When I picked her up tonight, I asked how everything went. She replied ‘I wish I had a time machine so that I could fast forward to next Thursday night or go back and do it again tonight.’ Thank you so much. My daughter is happier than I have ever seen her.”

“Our daughter sings in the Peabody Children's Chorus (this is her 11th year!!) and our contributions are just a small way of saying thank you for the wonderful ways all our lives have been enriched by that experience. She is considering a career in music therapy, in no small part because of the way her own life has been positively affected by her musical growth under the guidance of Doreen Falby, Brad Permenter, and others.”

Kudos

The Peabody Children's Chorus is excellent! It has been a pleasure to work with Doreen and the Chorus on two occasions as Music Director of the Baltimore Symphony, including performances of Bernstein's Mass and Honegger's Jeanne d'Arc au bûcher  at Carnegie Hall. On both occasions, everyone at the Baltimore Symphony was impressed with the level of preparation, the professionalism of the children, and the quality of their singing. The children were musically mature in their clarity, collective response to different styles, and diction. Bravi to Doreen and the Peabody Children's Chorus!

Marin Alsop, Director
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

The Peabody Children's Chorus is one of the finest children's choruses in the country. Having collaborated with them on innumerable musical endeavors, I can testify to their outstanding artistic quality, their remarkable professionalism and their ability to consistently deliver an incomparable musical performance. They are an absolute joy to work with, on an administrative level as well as an artistic one. The PCC offers a young performer a most important and unique musical experience which can be life-changing, and much of the credit must go to their incredibly talented and devoted director, Doreen Falby. Ms. Falby is blessed with the gift of unlocking the magic within a young person's heart and soul, continually resulting in performances of uncompromising musical standards and exceptional warmth and beauty. It is always a tremendous pleasure and privilege to work with the Peabody Children's Chorus, and every time I look forward with great anticipation to our next collaboration.

Edward Polochick
Director, Concert Artists of Baltimore

The Baltimore Choral Arts Society and I have had the great pleasure of working with Doreen Falby and the Peabody Children's Chorus on many occasions over the years. The Peabody Children's Chorus is without a doubt, one of the finest children's choruses in the United States. The chorus is always fully prepared, focused, and committed to professionalism in every regard. Doreen Falby is a masterful and gifted teacher, who has cultivated in the chorus a culture of excellence and a joyful enthusiasm for learning. Doreen's students know that they will be engaged and challenged, and that they will have unparalleled performance and learning opportunities. Whenever we work together, I am always confident that the Peabody Children's Chorus will perform at the highest level, and that they will be an excellent addition to any program in which we collaborate. And, as the parent of a former singer, I know that the experience these young singers have is one of the most formative and significant of their lives. Doreen Falby is a gem, and the Peabody Children's Chorus is a treasure.

Tom Hall
Music Director, Baltimore Choral Arts Society

Reviews

The sweet-toned Peabody Children's Chorus did shining work in its brief appearance.

Tim Smith, Baltimore Sun review of Orff's Carmina Burana, May 2012

The Peabody Children's Chorus . . . once again made a magical contribution.

Tim Smith, Baltimore Sun review of Mendelssohn's Elijah, May 2012

 

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