Terras Irradient was founded in 1991 at Amherst College as a Christian a cappella group. The group name originates from Amherst College's motto, which roughly translates to "Let them give light to the world." The mission of TI is to share the love of Jesus Christ with the College through song. Though the original TI died out in the mid-90s due to various hardships, it was restarted in the late 90s. After going on hiatus again, it was revived in the spring of 2004 by Jessica Chung '06 and Jennifer So '06. By God's grace and faithfulness, we continue to sing the praises of our Lord Jesus Christ on our campus and in our community.
The mission of TI is three-fold:
- Glorify God and share the Gospel through song
- Grow more Christ-centered through fellowship and worship
- Be a shining light of influence on campus and in our communities
"I will sing to the LORD all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live." --Psalm 104:33