Morgan State Choir Director Eric Conway Works to Maintain Global Profile

Courtesy: Barbara Haddock Taylor (Baltimore Sun)
Courtesy: Barbara Haddock Taylor (Baltimore Sun)

By: Wesley Case – Baltimore Sun

Under the leadership of director Eric Conway, the Morgan State University Choir has reached many milestones, from performing at Carnegie Hall to singing “Happy Birthday” to Nelson Mandela in South Africa.

But the highlight of Conway’s career came last April, when Michelle Obama invited the choir to perform at the White House. In a night celebrating gospel, the choir shared the stage with Aretha Franklin, T. Bone Burnett and Emmylou Harris, among others.

“We performed quite well in April when we sang for President Obama,” Conway said recently. “Maybe, as to quote a cliche, that was our finest hour because Michelle Obama and Barack Obama shook every choir member’s hand personally and looked us in the eye. … For me, that was the greatest moment of my career.”

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