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 commissioned piece written by Douglas Byler, is featured in our new recording, The Glory of His Grace. The video below is from our 2018 tour.
News & Events
July 2021 Plans
Unfortunately, we had to postpone for this year our planned tour through the SE USA in favor of a regional event that will allow us to avoid traveling to communities. We plan to shoot some video projects and give some local concerts, so stay tuned!
Support Us on Patreon!
We started a Patreon site for anyone interested in providing a steady support for our mission to spread excellent choral music. Patrons will get access to exclusive content, behind-the-scenes news, and more!
Hymns of the Church, Vol. 4
We are thrilled about our planned recording project of Advent and Christmas-themed selections from the Hymns of the Church hymnal for this autumn. We hope to involve some Oasis Chorale alumni as well as the current choir, so it should be fun and encouraging.
One enriching experience that Oasis Chorale enjoys on tour is participating in a workshop with a choral clinician. In July of 2019, 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.
“You have turned for me my mourning into dancing;You have put off my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness,To the end that my glory may sing praise to Youand not be silent.O Lord, my God,I will give thanks to You forever.”Psalm 30: 11, 12 NKJV Grief.Joy. This year promised to be full of joy and...
I am a music educator located in Ephrata PA, so my life was significantly altered when the country went into a state of emergency back in March. (Gracious! It’s hard to believe we have been living with this new and hopefully temporary normal for that long.) I headed south to be with my...
2020 was already a strange year for me. I finished my late-onset undergraduate degree in December of 2019 and jumped right into a brand new teaching job in January. It was a time of many adjustments and a lot of learning on the fly. On March 12, I finished entering my third-quarter grades and went...
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Your one-time or recurring donation helps us continue to thrive as an organization. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and your gift goes to support administration, tour expenses, and album production. Thank you for supporting the mission of Oasis Chorale!