Check out these 9 amazing choirs for inspiration.
Karl Jenkins - Adiemus
Adiemus is a series of vocalise-style albums by Welsh composer Karl Jenkins. Although the vocal performers aren’t a part of an organized choir, their contribution to this masterpiece make for one of the most enjoyable listening experiences in choral music history.
The Voca People - Pop Medley Israel-based ensemble, The Voca People, claim to be aliens from another planet where the main method of communication is sound. Although terrifyingly dressed completely in white (except for their bright red lips), their incredible a cappella harmonies are sheer brilliance.
PS22 Chorus - Viva La Vida PS22, the largest public school on Staten Island, draws students from a wide cross section of ethnic groups and socio-economic levels. The chorus of 5th graders meets twice a week during school hours to practice. They perform throughout the year at school functions, local events, and on special requests. The choir has been featured on several major national news channels and music networks after its videos gained international attention on YouTube. To date, their videos have been watched more than 50,000,000 times. Make it 50,000,001 by watching the clip below.
The Salvation Army International Staff Songsters - Compelled By Love A charity known mainly for lending a helping hand to the needy, the Salvation Army is also filled with unbelievably talented musicians. The International Staff Songsters are the organization's premiere choir based in London, England, but they travel the world sharing The Salvation Army’s mission to audiences spanning from the royal to the destitute.
ACM Gospel Choir - Price Tag The ACM Gospel Choir is a musical collective of some of the most talented singers, songwriters and performers in the UK today. With a great blend of voices from different genres, different continents, and different ages, their ‘New Gospel’ sound is sure to enthrall its listener. The choir was formed in 2005 by Mark De-Lisser, the choir’s Musical Director, out of a dream to use music to bring joy, laughter, happiness, and 'Good News' to the world of music.
Eric Whitacre - Water Night Comprised of 3,746 individual vocal recordings from choir members in 73 countries, Eric Whitacre’s, “Water Night” project is another historical, ground breaking movement for music, technology, and social media.
The Capital Choir - Shake it Out The Capital Children’s Choir began in 2001 when a small group of 10 year old girls asked Rachel (their Director) to start a singing club in St. John’s Wood, London. Over the years, the little group continued to grow and currently includes over one hundred children from around the capital. The Capital Children’s Choir is in constant demand and performs regularly for a wide variety of events: from historical occasions at the Vatican to singing alongside the Spice Girls at 18 arena shows. The choir is also well known for its choral and orchestral reinterpretations of famous pop songs.
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir - Sing! The 360 members of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir represent men and women from many different backgrounds, and they range in age from 25 to 60. Their incomparable voices are the common chord that unites to form the choral group known all over the world as the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
Complaints Choir of Tokyo Do you have an opinion about something? Is something bothering you so much that you might burst? Google this chain of choirs to find (and join) your nearest chapter. The Complaints Choirs invite people living in and around major hubs of the globe to complain about anything they want by singing their complaints together with fellow complainers. Check out this video from the Complaints Choir in Tokyo.
BONUS: Some retiree’s opt to be Walmart greeters, others opt to join this choir.