Formed with nine core members in 2018, Elevare is the professional sacred choral ensemble based in Nashville. The name is derived from the Latin word elevare (meaning "to elevate") which expresses the core members' desire to elevate sacred text and music.
Founding member and Artistic Director Dr. Woosug Kang envisioned forming a professional ensemble with only 1-2 people per part to highlight the organic, virtuosic and expressive quality of sacred choral music. Our core members have diverse backgrounds, specializing in various styles, and are involved with many different musical ensembles throughout the southern region of the USA. As the ensemble explores the wide range of repertoire, Elevare enjoys collaborative projects with local and regional music organizations.
Elevare is a fiscally sponsored project of the Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville, a nonprofit organization.