Kenneth Elpus, Conductor
Founded in 2001, the University of Maryland Women’s Chorus is an active and integral part of the university’s choral program. One of the most popular ensembles on campus, its repertoire spans all styles from classical to contemporary and its membership includes students from diverse fields of study.
Headlining such campus traditions as the Annual Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols and the Celebration of Women’s Voices, the UMD Women's Chorus performs frequently throughout the semester, on tour and on campus, often collaborating with the UMD Men’s Chorus. A pioneer in contemporary music, the ensemble pushes the boundaries of the classical choral cannon with acclaimed performances of music by Whitacre, Britten, Orbán, Hatfield, Daley, Fjellheim, Daley, and others.
Past performance credits include performing in Washington’s St. Matthew’s Cathedral, and events sponsored by the Federal Triangle Partnership in honor of Women’s History Month. In Spring 2016, the UMD Women’s Chorus travels to Boston for performances at the 2016 American Choral Directors Association Eastern Division Conference.