Choir Songs for Every Genre

50+ Inspiring Choir Songs From Every Genre

Choir songs for every genre

There’s no better opportunity to practice all you’ve learned in singing lessons than in a choir. You can use choir rehearsals to work on proper vocal production and technique, while also learning to harmonize and sing with others.

Plus, sometimes choruses provide solo opportunities which will help you gain audition experience, overcome performance anxiety, and showcase your hard work!

Need some choral inspiration? Check out this list of over 50 choir songs in every genre!

50+ Choir Songs From Every Genre

Large Choral Works

  • “Messiah” by George Frideric Handel    

  • “Requiem in D Minor” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • “The Creation” by Joseph Haydn
  • “Magnificat in D Major” by Johann Sebastian Bach
  • “Stabat Mater” by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
  • “Carmina Burana” by Carl Orff
  • “Annelies” by James Whitbourn
  • “Missa Solemnis” by Ludwig van Beethoven
  • “Requiem” by Giuseppe Verdi
  • “Symphony No. 8” by Gustav Mahler

Early Music Choir Songs

  • “Hear My Prayer, O Lord” by Henry Purcell 

  • “Come Sweet Death” by Johann Sebastian Bach
  • “Ave Maris Stella” by Guillaume Dufay
  • “Ave Maria” by Josquin des Prez
  • “Ave Verum Corpus” by William Byrd
  • “Et in terra pax hominibus” by Antonio Vivaldi

Contemporary Choir Songs

  • “Sleep” by Eric Whitacre       

  • “Carmina mei cordis (Songs of my heart)” by Abbie Betinis
  • “Evening Prayer” by Ola Gjeilo
  • “O Nata Lux” by Morten Lauridsen
  • “Ingrian Evenings” by Veljo Tormis
  • “The Bridegroom” by John Tavener
  • “Ubi Caritas” by Maurice Durufle

Gospel & Spiritual Choir Songs

  • “Battle of Jericho” arranged by Moses Hogan     

  • “Deep River” arranged by Andre Thomas
  • “Ezekiel Saw the Wheel” arranged by Mark Hayes
  • “Give Me Jesus” arranged by Mark Patterson
  • “My Lord, What a Mornin'” arranged Harry T. Burleigh
  • “Ride on King Jesus” arranged by Stacey V. Gibbs

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Barbershop Choir Songs

  • “Ain’t Misbehavin'” arranged by Marge Bailey      

  • “Smile” arranged by Carolyn Schmidt
  • “Mister Sandman” arranged by Bertha Bradley
  • “Georgia, On My Mind” arranged by Mary K. Coffman
  • “My Romance” arranged by Joey Minshall
  • “Let Me Call You Sweetheart” arranged by June Berg
  • “Come Fly With Me” arranged by Kevin Keller

Sacred Hymn Choir Songs

  • “Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty” arranged by Patti Drennan 

  • “How Great Thou Art” arranged by Stuart K. Hine
  • “It Is Well With My Soul” arranged by Rene Clausen
  • “His Eye Is on the Sparrow” arranged by Mark Hayes
  • “Simple Gifts” arranged by Lloyd Larson
  • “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing” arranged by David Schwoebel
  • “Amazing Grace” arranged by Craig Courtney

Popular A Cappella Choir Songs

  • “Royals” arranged by Deke Sharon   

  • “Here Comes the Sun” arranged by Kirby Shaw
  • “Hallelujah” arranged by Deke Sharon
  • “Fix You” arranged by ACappella-Songs.com
  • “Landslide” arranged by Deke Sharon
  • “Titanium” arranged by Deke Sharon
  • “Somebody to Love” arranged by Deke Sharon

Broadway Musical Choir Songs

  • “Seasons of Love” arranged by Roger Emerson   

  • “Hello Dolly” arranged by Kirby Shaw
  • “Climb Ev’ry Mountain” arranged by Ed Lojeski
  • “For Good” arranged by Mac Huff
  • “Memory” arranged by John Leavitt

Singing in a choir is an excellent way to develop your voice to its fullest potential. Studies have even shown that singing in a choir helps relieve stress and decrease anxiety!

Need help finding a choir to join? Thanks to the internet, finding a choir near you is easy. Simply search online for “choirs” or “choruses” in your town or state. Other resources include local American Choral Directors Association chapters, Choralnet.org, or a local choral consortia.

 

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Guest post by Tori Cook from Chorus Connection. Tori directs the Harborlight Show Chorus and acts as Section Leader in Chorus pro Musica in the Boston area.

 

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  1. bullet force
    bullet force says:

    This is AMAZING! There’s no better opportunity to practice all that you’ve learned in singing lessons than in a choir!

    Reply

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