About Us

Accord Treble Choir was formed in 2009 by friends and veteran choral singers in NYC. The choir selects challenging music that emphasizes the beauty of treble voices. Their repertoire ranges from medieval chant to Renaissance madrigals to the vast array of 20th and 21st century composers who wrote specifically for upper voice a cappella ensembles. For their debut in November 2009, Accord performed a program predominantly comprised of pieces by Hungarian composers at St. Stephen of Hungary church in Manhattan. The choir is constantly expanding their repertoire while honing musicianship, ensemble, vocal command, and unity. In a very short time, Accord has become a force to be reckoned with on the NYC choral scene. Accord has been an Ensemble in Residence at the St. Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church in Manhattan since 2011 and performed at the 2012 Eastern Division Conference of the American Choral Directors Association in Providence, Rhode Island.

Members of Accord push each other to grow musically, aurally, and vocally by exploring various languages and styles. The ensemble strives to be non-hierarchical, working collaboratively to interpret and prepare pieces in the spirit of consensus. To this end members are equally valued as leaders and contributors in the music making process. All members have all been actively involved with choral music for the majority of their lives. Their combined musical/choral/vocal knowledge and resources strengthen the group and create an atmosphere of sharing and trust. Audience members hear and feel the genuine joy, openness and passion Accord pours into each note.