Second Annual ECAS High School Choral Competition

Eight high school choral ensembles, selected through a blind audition by a screening committee, performed three selections. The selections were from different major musical periods, (Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, 20th Century, etc.) to demonstrate each group’s versatility. Qualified judges determined the three top performing choruses.

Congratulations to Reservoir High School, Fulton Maryland - Howard County, first place winners of the second annual ECAS High School Choral Competition. Director Greg Knauf led his Chamber Choir to victory by singing Gaudete Omnes by .J.P. Sweelinck, Abendlied by Josef Rheinberger and Past Life Melodies by Sarah Hopkins.

Second Place was awarded to Bel Air High School, Bel Air, Maryland - Harford County. Directed by Terri Matthews, the choir sang Dies Irae, W. A. Mozart, Bogoroditse Devo, Sergei Rachmaninoff and I Sing Because I’m Happy, Charles Gabriel.

Third place winner was Liberty High School, Eldersburg, Maryland - Carroll County. Director Michael Rainbow brought his chorale to the competition achieving a third place win for the second time, while singing April is in My Mistress’ Face, Thomas Morely, Dirge for a Solider, Louis M DeShantz and City Called Heaven, Traditional Spiritual, arr. J. Poelintiz

Congratulations to the participating choirs. They are all winners. 

Kent Island High School Concert Choir

Liberty HS Chorale

Bel Air HS Counterpoints

Queen Anne’s County HS Concert Choir

Reservoir HS Chamber Choir

Edgewood HS Chamber Singers

Severn School Vocal Ensemble

Arundel HS Chamber Choir

Cash Prizes:

  • First place prize = $2,500
  • Second place = $1,500
  • Third place = $1,000

The prize money is designated for the choral music program in each recipient's school

Sponsorships are available. To learn more please contact the competition administrator at:

Winners Award
Competition Underwriters Bob & Cris Doughty award first place to Reservoir High School
Easton Choral Arts Society is supported in part by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council,
the Talbot County Arts Council and the Mid-Shore Community Foundation