Kenneth Elpus, conductor
The UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND TREBLE CHOIR comprises soprano, alto, and mezzo-soprano singers from throughout the campus community. Since its founding in 2001, the group’s membership has brought together undergraduate and graduate students from all of the major Colleges and Schools in the University. The choir sings art and folk repertoire for treble voices spanning eras, styles, and genres from Renaissance to contemporary and across both Western and non-Western cultural traditions. Known especially for its exploration of choral music written by living composers, the UMD Treble Choir has commissioned and premiered works by Erik Esenvalds and presented acclaimed performances of music by Eleanor Daley, Györgi Orbán , Levente Gyöngösi, Rosephanye Powell, Moira Smiley, and Sara Quartel, among many others. Each year the UMD Treble Choir presents a slate of performances in College Park, including Fall and Spring Showcase Concerts and, in conjunction with the UMD Men’s Chorus, the annual Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols in December. The ensemble has appeared with the NSO Pops at the Kennedy Center and in 2016 performed by invitation for the Eastern Division convention of the American Choral Directors Association.