Who We Are
We are a group of 40 singers of Anabaptist background from across US and Canada who meet every year to sing acapella music. We have toured in the US, Canada, and the British Isles and usually record a new choral album every other year. We are constantly seeking fresh ways for choral musicians to share God’s beauty with others and to sing God’s grace into our world.
Hear Our Music
Our latest comissioned piece written by Douglas Byler, will be featured in our upcoming recording, “The Glory of His Grace.” The video below is from our 2018 tour.
News & Events
Hymns of the Church, Vol. 3
We are pleased to offer another album featuring selections from the Hymns of the Church hymnal. Use this album to learn new hymns and hear refreshing renditions of classic church anthems. For more details, see our Recordings.
Thanks for Your Support!
We completed our 2019 tour in July. Thanks to all who came to our concerts! Next summer, we plan to tour through Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, and Ontario, Canada. Follow us on social media or subscribe to our newsletter below to stay updated.
One enriching experience that Oasis Chorale enjoys on tour is participating in a workshop with a choral clinician. This year we enjoyed working with Dr. Rene Clausen, whose gentle feedback was affirming, gracious, and incredibly helpful. You can read more about our day with him on our blog.
From René Clausen:
The Oasis Chorale is an outstanding choir on every level. It is comprised of excellent and highly skilled individual singers, yet the sense of awareness of the needs of the ensemble is ever present. The Chorale is distinguished by tonal beauty, excellent intonation, refined musicianship, and outstanding interpretation under the direction of their fine conductor, Wendell Nisly.
On Sunday we all, with at least one eye open, joined the morning worship service at Bethel Mennonite. The service included OC singing 3 songs, Wendell’s talk on how singing is for every follower of Christ, and a talk by OC board member, Steve Martin. Steve inspired us to learn from those followers...
Saturday morning was reserved for retakes from our recording the last two days. However, we only had a few pieces to redo, so our call time was bumped back to 10:00. A group of us went out for a sit-down breakfast, while others opted for extra sleep. We convened at Sauder Hall at 10 and did...
We spent the last two days recording our new album, The Glory of His Grace! What goes into recording an album? A lot! Over 2000 hours of singer practice, 38 voices, 16 composers and 16 songs, 4 section leaders and 4 section managers, several cooks (mainly Kendra), 1 choir manager, 1 recording...