Eric Conway: Morgan Choir sings for 50th anniversary of the lighting of the Mt. Vernon Monument


Dr. Eric Conway writes:

Hello Fine and Performing Arts Community,

After a hiatus last year due to COVID, the city of Baltimore was once again able to host their popular annual event – the lighting of the Mount Vernon Monument for the holiday season!  Compared to previous years, there was even more energy in the crowd of easily several thousand in attendance.  Everyone was so very pleased with the mild temperature for early December of low sixties during the lighting event!  

The Morgan choir, who has participated in at least the past ten years or so, was the finale act of a production that started at 5PM and ended at 8PM with the lighting of the Monument timed with the beginning of the fireworks display.  Given that Baltimore officials recently cancelled the New Year’s fireworks event at the Inner Harbor for the second straight year due to the pandemic, this may have possibly been the only opportunity for Baltimoreans to see a quality fireworks display this season.

See above a few photos from the evening and below links to the choir’s performance and the countdown to the lighting of the Christmas tree monument and fireworks.  What a treat for several of my new choir members who have never before experienced this local lighting tradition!  Happy holidays!


Link to choir performance at the monument:

Link to Monument lighting and fireworks display:

We are what we repeatedly do.  Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. – Aristotle
Eric Conway, D.M.A.
Fine and Performing Arts Department, Chair

Morgan State University
1700 East Cold Spring Lane
Carl Murphy Fine Arts Center, Room 329C
Baltimore, MD 2125