American Classical Hymns

Choral Showcase

The purpose of the American Classical Hymns Anthology is to return these hymn tunes to the American public. The purpose of this Choral Showcase is to make audible the public’s return to these tunes. This showcase is a living, growing body of recordings of tunes found in the ACH Anthology, as sung by vocal ensembles of any and all kinds.

Listen and enjoy!

And if your own ensemble is interested in taking part, see Submit a Recording for next steps. Don’t hesitate to drop us an email at ACH@umn.edu for advice or conversation (click here for observations on recording during the Covid Era).

The Recordings

Click on the name of an ensemble below to read more and listen to their work, or see the Showcase Catalog for a tune-by-tune survey of this entire collection of performances. Entries below appear from newest to oldest. Stay up-to-date with the Choral Showcase by following us on Facebook.

  • The Elm Ensemble
    Bringing together professional and amateur musicians with great sacred music and creative liturgical planning, the Elm Ensemble (based in Dexter, Michigan) leads worship in a variety of congregations and provides …
  • Lumina
    Lumina is a professional women’s ensemble based in Minneapolis/St. Paul, dedicated to the mystery, beauty, and hope inherent in music. Their programming draws from a rich well of musical sources, …
  • Coro da capo
    Coro da capo, a Main Line Philadelphia choral ensemble, shares their passion for the a cappella art by offering outstanding performances of high quality choral repertoire to local audiences. These …
  • Members of the Parish Choir of St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church
    A long-standing ensemble of volunteer and professional singers, the Parish Choir of St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church (St. Paul, Minnesota), led by Music Director J Michael Compton, adds to Sunday worship …
  • Edina Community Lutheran Church Choir
    Edina Community Lutheran Church Choir makes a joyful noise in worship at ECLC (Edina, Minnesota), a faith community on a journey toward justice. A reconciling in Christ Lutheran Church with …
  • Members of the Choir of St. Martin’s Ev. Lutheran Church
    St. Martin’s Ev. Lutheran Church (Austin, Texas), a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, is about celebration, joy, and continual thanksgiving. For more than 125 years, St. Martin’s …
  • Sanctuary Choir of High Street United Methodist Church
    This is a small portion of the Sanctuary Choir of High Street United Methodist Church (Muncie, Indiana) who elected to meet during the COVID-19 pandemic. They meet for pleasure and …
  • Members of the Ball State University Chamber Choir
    During the pandemic-restricted Fall 2020 semester, the Ball State University Chamber Choir—the flagship ensemble of a choral program that includes six curricular choirs—was broken into octets for this project. Masked …
  • Mosaic United Methodist Church Choir
    The purpose of Mosaic UMC Choir is to be a welcoming group of people who love making music in creative ways to enhance our worship within our church and out …
  • Paul Damico-Carper
    Paul Damico-Carper is a vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, church musician, hymn-writer, and composer in Minneapolis/St. Paul. These are solo recordings—all four voices are his.   Mozart, OVA   Mendelssohn, BARTHOLDY   Beethoven, …
  • The Mirandola Ensemble
    The Mirandola Ensemble, established in 2011, is a Minneapolis, Minnesota-based professional choral ensemble dedicated to promoting the highest standards of choral music, the idea of choral music as ‘high art’ …
  • University of Minnesota Chamber Singers: Into the COVID Era
    In April 2020, Kathy Saltzman Romey and members of the University of Minnesota’s Chamber Singers (the ensemble’s 2018 recordings also appear in this Showcase) carried this repertoire into the COVID …
  • University of Minnesota Chamber Singers
    The University of Minnesota Chamber Singers are drawn from the ranks of the University Singers, the institution’s flagship choral ensemble. They explore a variety of classical and global repertoire for …
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