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Easter Music for your Church Choir

Updated on July 25, 2013


As a former church choir director (and current church organist), it is always a joy and a challenge to find anthems and cantatas / musicals for the Easter season. There are stunning classic pieces, great contemporary anthems, outstanding instrumental music - the list goes on and on. Having been involved mostly with small churches (with equally small church music budgets), I am always on the look out for good quality choral music @ good prices.

Here are some of my favorite resources - if you have others, please share them with me and I'll add them. Thanks!

Easter Music Choral Resources

Here are some resources for Easter music - for your choir, as well as your congregation.

Ride On, King Jesus

Sandra Hodges and the Twin Cities Community Gospel Choir singing "Ride On, King Jesus". This is simply wonderful, IMHO - listen and be blessed!

Selecting Music for Easter - Some tips, articles, information

Here are a few resources and tips for classical as well as contemporary anthems. I always find it helpful to learn what churches are using for their services.

Great Stuff on Amazon

Amazon can be a good choice for finding Easter musicals / cantatas. It is also a great resource for out-of-print items.

Learn more about Easter

Ever wonder how the date for Easter is determined? Here are some interesting links about the algorithm used, as well as details about Easter customs.

Classical Music Scores - Free downloads of public domain classic works

Need the Hallelujah Chorus ASAP? Looking for some lovely classical scores suitable for Easter or any time of the year? SingHarmony has a section of free PDFs, featuring the choruses from Handel's Messiah, as well as scores from Vivaldi's Gloria and Bach's Magnificat. FYI -- All of these works are in public domain.

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      opatoday 4 years ago

      Great Lens thanks for sharing

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      lbos114 6 years ago

      Beautiful Lens! Lensrolling it to my Easter lens :)

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      mickey54 6 years ago

      The soaring arias that have long been the staple of Easter Music is very uplifting for me.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      love it

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      samluies 6 years ago

      Great lens thanks for sharing such a nice important lens.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Looking for a song called Then He died it starts off Betrayed by one He chosen denied by one He loves rejected by his people as the promised one.He was beaten and ridiculed and mocked before the croweds. He didn't have to Love me but He loved me anyhow

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      Iudit Gherghiteanu 6 years ago from Ozun

      very good lens, i enjoy it so much, thank you.

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      christopherlee lm 6 years ago

      Gospel choir have always been one of my favorite.

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      wpo1408 6 years ago

      Thanks for the interesting info.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Gospel Choirs, very nice

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      Treasures By Brenda 7 years ago from Canada

      Your lens is being featured on Easter Time Headquarters and would appreciate a lensroll. Thanks!

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      Joan Hall 7 years ago from Los Angeles

      Back to lensroll you to my new "Easter songs for gospel choir" lens.

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      Kiosks4business 7 years ago

      This is a fantastic Lens!! Thank you

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      Joan Hall 7 years ago from Los Angeles

      Lensrolled this to my choir lensography.

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      jahall359 7 years ago

      Free Easter pieces for church choirs:

      - Christ The Lord Is Risen Today

      - He Is Risen

      - I Stand All Amazed / Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring

      - Love Is Come Again

      - That Easter Morn

      - When On the Cross

      Downloads (pdf files for scores, mp3 files for samples):

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      Treasures By Brenda 8 years ago from Canada

      You have created a great resource for anyone searching for Easter choir music. Please consider submitting your lens to my new group, Easter Time Headquarters. I do have plans for there to be a section on the religious meaning of Easter and I think your lens would fit nicely there.


      Treasures By Brenda

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      ebay-grandma 9 years ago

      Great lens - I remember so well as a child the one woman in our church who could sing Holy City - it just gave me chills.

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      thomasz 9 years ago

      Cool lens. Interesting info.