Te Deum was founded by Matthew Christopher Shepard in 2008 to fulfill an expressed need by both singers and audiences in the Kansas City area to present sacred choral music concerts of the highest quality. The Te Deum Chamber Choir performed its first concert in spring 2009. Since then, the chamber choir has built an impressive and varied repertoire that spans centuries of time and wide ranges of composition style.
In fall 2013, Te Deum began its Antiqua series, offering historically informed performances of repertoire from the 12th-17th centuries with a smaller roster.
In addition to creating compelling performances of early music, Te Deum has been a champion of modern music. Te Deum regularly commissions new compositions, offers world-premieres, and makes it a priority to give voice to music of the 21st century. The virtuosity of the singing has earned invitations to perform at state and regional conventions of the American Choral Directors Association as well as two invitations to perform for the national convention of the American Guild of Organists.
Humanity transformed by sacred music.
Our mission is to perform a diverse sacred choral repertoire in a uniquely relevant context, to create a musically inspiring, spiritually stirring experience.