About Us

Glorystar Children’s Chorus (GCC) was founded in 1996 by Enchin Chen and artistic director Cherie Jeng. GCC has grown from initially 25 to include over 130 choristers ages 5 to 18, comprising five singing groups: Prima, Dolce, Cantabile, Concert, and Chamber Choirs.

Our choral program and activities give children the experience and joy of singing together, and also foster harmony, a sense of pride and self-confidence through teamwork, discipline, and responsibility.

Music education: includes vocal techniques, music theory, sight-reading, ear training, music appreciation, and choral harmony. Our multicultural repertoire, performing in more than ten different languages, includes music from American to East Asian composers.

Public performances: In addition to the annual winter and spring concerts, Glorystar is dedicated to community service and cultural exchange with more than 10 free and open to the public performances per year at libraries, senior centers, community events, and more. It has also been devoted to broadening its member's horizons through its participation in music festivals across the metro area, country and the world.

Highlights

Glorystar, in its 24-year history, has been recognized for its high standards and excellence. Highlights include:

Featured Performances:

  • PBS program “How to Sing” (1996)
  • East Room of White House (1997/1998)
  • No Child Left Behind Summit, DC (2003/2004)
  • Voices of Our Nation Festival, Kennedy Center, DC (2014)
  • GCC’s 20th Anniv., Music Center at Strathmore, MD (2016)

Local, National & International Festivals:

  • 1st Place at Building Hope with Songs of Hope Choral Competition, by Kaiser Permanente (1998)
  • HaiHua Overseas Chinese Choral Festival, MD (since 2010)
  • Maryland Young Voices Festival, MD (since 2004)
  • Festival of Lights, Mormon Temple, MD (2016/2017)
  • Appalachian Festival of Young Voices, WV (2016)
  • Crescent City Choral Festival, LA (2011)
  • Pacific Int’l. Children’s Choral Festival, ON (2000/2005/2013)
  • Pacific Rim Children’s Chorus Festival, Hawaii (2007)
  • Tuscany Int’l. Children’s Chorus Festival, Italy (2003)
  • Vermont Int’l. Choir Festival, VT (2004)
  • Sing a Mile High Int’l. Children’s Choral Festival, CO (2010)
  • Summa Cum Laude Youth Music Festival, Austria (2010)

Concert Tours

  • Taiwan, Republic of China (2007/2016)
  • US East Coast, PA-NJ-NY-CT (2008/2014/2015//2018)
  • Puerto Rico, US (2020)

Performance Venues

  • Seven Locks Baptist Church, MD
  • Robert E, Parilla Performance Center, MD
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald Theater, MD
  • Chinese Bible Church of Maryland, MD
  • Concord St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, MD
  • Music Center at Strathmore, MD (Our 10th & 20th Anniv.)

Collaborations & Outreach

  • We collaborate with other area Children’s Choruses, Nonprofits, musicians, soloists, and more
  • Our outreach includes performances at local senior centers, such as Village at Rockville, Chinese Culture and Community Service Center (CCACC), and Armed Forces Retirement Home, among others