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University of Maryland Chapel audio recordings

 Collection 0226-UA

The University of Maryland Chapel Choir was a student vocal group active from 1951 until the late 1970s, under the directorship of Fague K. Springmann. The group appeared on theDave Garroway Show TV program, performed Mahler's Second Symphony with the National Symphony Orchestra at Constitution Hall, and earned accolades for its presentation of Handel's The Messiah."). After more than 30 years, the Chapel Choir was revived in 2007. This collection contains two audio recordings of the group from the 1950s and 1960s: "Music of Graduation: Commencement - a Beginning," circa 1959-1967, and a vinyl recording of the University of Maryland Chapel Choir with Symphony Orchestra, singing Handel's The Messiah from December 13, 1959.


  • circa 1959-1967

Use and Access to Collection

This collection is open for research.

Duplication and Copyright Information

Photocopies of original materials may be provided for a fee and at the discretion of the curator. Please see our Duplication of Materials policy for more information. Queries regarding publication rights and copyright status of materials within this collection should be directed to the appropriate curator.


2 Items

Guide to the University of Maryland Chapel Choir audio recordings
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Finding aid written in English.

Library Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives

University of Maryland Libraries
Hornbake Library
4130 Campus Drive
College Park Maryland 20742