sounding light

Known for its inspiring and illuminating performances, sounding light was recently honored with the invitation to perform at the 2017 National Convention of the American Choral Directors Association. Led by its founder, Tom Trenney, sounding light is committed to offering its members a spiritual and holistic approach to ensemble singing while offering its listeners a compelling and timeless experience with the choral art. Since its birth in 2003, sounding light has been privileged to sing with Anton Armstrong, David Davidson, Joseph Flummerfelt, Stacey Gibbs, Alice Parker, and William Weinert, and has premiered works by Carmen Cavallaro, David DiChiera, Jake Runestad, Tom Trenney, and Anne Wilson. As part of its fifteenth-anniversary celebration in 2017-18, sounding light releases its fourth CD recording – Unclouded Day — this weekend.



Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit 2016

Tom Trenney, conductor


Tom Trenney, Conductor

Tom Trenney is grateful to be in his 15th season as conductor of sounding light, an ensemble he founded in 2003. As Minister of Music to First-Plymouth Church in Lincoln, Nebraska, Tom leads four adult choirs, accompanies the congregation in worship, and preaches. First-Plymouth’s choirs have been featured at recent conventions of the Nebraska Music Educators Association and the Nebraska and North Central regions of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA). In March 2017, two of Tom’s choirs were honored to sing for the National Convention of the ACDA in Minneapolis, Minnesota. A graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music and the Eastman School of Music, Tom has performed and taught at choral, organ, and church music conferences from coast to coast. His recordings are featured regularly on public radio, and his choral compositions have been sung by collegiate and church choirs across the country.

sounding light
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