The Choral Society was founded in 1883 by Woodrow Wilson as the first student group on the campus. It brings classical music to the JHU campus by performing choral works with chamber orchestra each semester. The group is comprised of undergraduate and graduate students from all Hopkins campuses, as well as faculty, staff, and community members. Everyone is welcome regardless of experience. The group is professionally directed by Dr. Mark Hardy.
Ecco was founded in 1999 and is the only chamber ensemble that performs genres including madrigals, Broadway, spirituals, folk songs, and swing. Members of ECCO are auditioned from the larger Choral Society and must be JHU students.
Under the leadership of its professional director, the Gospel Choir spreads the gospel of Jesus Christ to the Hopkins campus and Baltimore community through song and worship. They aim to provide a setting where people of all backgrounds, races, and religions can grow in the love and knowledge of Jesus Christ.