The Maranatha Touring Choir was established in 1972 by the late Carroll P and
Mary Louise Kelly, and Carlton and Shirley Onderdonk. The original group
consisted of 40 voices who chose the name Maranatha, meaning "Come, Lord Jesus"
in Aramaic, from I Corinthians 16:22. Since 1972, concerts have been presented in over 130
cities in over 30 states and Canada. Some 2,000 young people and over 100 adult
leaders have participated in the Maranatha Touring Choir.
Maranatha 2nd Generation Choir (M2G) is the second-born of three choirs of Maranatha
Ministries. Comprised of 5th through 8th graders drawn from many churches in the
Fredericksburg area and surrounding counties. M2G is open to young people who support
the choir’s mission, regardless of their individual beliefs, as long as they conduct
Maranatha Touring Choir is an Interdenominational Christian Choir composed of young
musicians from eighth grade through college from Fredericksburg, Virginia, and its
surrounding communities. The purpose of the choir is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ
and draw people to him through a presentation of music.