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The Glorystar Children's Chorus is a multi-cultural and multi-racial children's chorus based in Potomac, MD. The Glorystar Children's Chorus was founded in 1996 by Enchin Chen and music director Cherie Jeng, with initially 25 children.

Currently, Glorystar has more than 130 choristers aged 5 to 18, in four singing groups: Beginner choir, Training choir, Concert choir and Chamber choir. The training and activities of Glorystar not only give children the experience and joy of singing together but also foster harmony, a sense of pride and self-confidence through teamwork, discipline, and responsibility. Our music training includes vocal techniques, music theory, sight-reading, ear training, music appreciation, and chorus harmony. Glorystar carries on its tradition and upholds high standards and expectations from its members. Its accomplishments are extraordinary. In May 1996, Glorystar was featured by the Concept Video Company in an educational program "How To Sing" for the TV Public Broadcast System. In addition to the annual winter and spring concerts, Glorystar has performed at the National Institutes of Health, the National Lutheran Home, the Brighton Gardens Assisted Living Home, Kai Zen Nursing Home, Asbury Methodist Village, the Seven Locks Baptist Church, the Faith United Methodist Church (joint concert with the Maryland State Boychoir and the Frederick Children's Chorus), Barnes & Noble, the Carmina Burana Concert, the Overseas Chinese Culture and Art Festival, the Taiwan Culture Concert, the Twin Oak Garden Festival, and the Asian Pacific Night Concert.

In its short history, Glorystar has been recognized for its high standards and excellence. Some highlights include:

  • 1996 - featured in Concept Video Company PBS program "How to Sing"
  • 1997 - performance at East Room of White House
  • 1998 - first place Building Hope with Songs of Hope Choral Competition
  • 2000 - Pacific International Children's Choir Festival in Eugene, Oregon
  • 2003 - Tucany International Children's Chorus Festival in Florence, Italy National No Child Left Behind Summit
  • 2004 - Vermont International Choir Festival
  • 2005 - Pacific International Children's Choir Festival in Eugene, Oregon
  • 2006 - Glorystar Children's Chorus Festival Gala at the Music Center at Strathmore
  • 2007 - Pacific Rim Children's Chorus Festival in Hawaii and Tour to Taiwan, ROC
  • 2008 - performance of Vaughn-Williams' Hodie with Mercersburg Area Community Chorus at Mercersburg, PA.
  • 2009 - performance at McDaniel College with the McDaniel College Madrigal Singers and the Masterworks Chorale of Carroll County
  • 2010 - Summa Cum Laude International Music Festival in Vienna, Austria
  • 2011 - Crescent City Choral Festival in New Orleans, LA 
  • 2011 - Commissioned piece "I Am So Glad" by Sean Ivory and Paul Caldwell for 15th anniversary 

Glorystar's artistic director and founder, Mrs. Cherie Jeng, invites children of all backgrounds to participate in a joyful environment, to strive for excellence, to cultivate caring for one another, and to promote community harmony and cross cultural understanding.