“From the very first note, I was struck by Elevare’s beautiful sound and perfect blend. They brought the text to life, whether it was meant to express sorrow, joy or wonder. Add to that a group of people with a warm, professional demeanor and Elevare is truly the whole package!”
—Dr. Jessica Dunnavant, traverso player and President, Music City Baroque Board of Directors
Formed with 9 core members in 2018, Elevare is the new 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 will invite additional singers from the surrounding region to collaborate with us in future projects.