UMD Women's Chorus & UMD Men's Chorus
UMD Women's Chorus
UMD Men's Chorus
Conductor, UMD Women's Chorus Kenneth Elpus
Assistant Conductor, UMD Women's Chorus Ianthe Marini
Conductor, UMD Men's Chorus Greg Graf
The poem is the muse of the choral composer; excellent choral music exists as the composer’s musical reaction to a text already imbued by the poet with deep emotional meaning and artistic sensitivity.
In this concert, the UMD Women’s Chorus and UMD Men’s Chorus explore settings of exquisite poetry by composers of the classical, Romantic, and contemporary eras. Featuring music by Debussy, Whitacre, Halley, Elgar and others set to poetry of Tennyson, Verlaine, Austen, and more.