"After All" Official Lyric Video
After All by The Choir featuring Leigh Nash from the album The Loudest Sound Ever Heard. Also, features Matt Slocum (Sixpence None the Richer) on cello. Official lyric video. View on Youtube: http://tinyurl.com/b5rb6nx
Available on iTunes: http://tinyurl.com/a7rctyt
The Choir - new official lyric videos
Click song titles to view on Youtube
Free 9 Song Compilation Download
This free album includes songs from The Choir's newest CD, The Loudest Sound Ever Heard, 2010's release Burning Like The Midnight Sun and 2005's O How The Mighty Have Fallen. Find all these albums for sale in our webstore, iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Emusic, Rhapsody and other digital retail stores.
Shadow Of The Cross - a new single from The Choir
On July 22nd, Tim Chandler, Dan Michaels, Steve Hindalong and Derri Daugherty went into the studio to record, produce, mix and finish an entire song in one day. They were joined by a group of remarkable friends from all over the US and Canada to share in the experience. With the help of Lisa Michaels and Nancy Hindalong, The Choir hosted a Nashville weekend hang out that included a barbeque, swimming, private concert and a lot of swell conversations. A song came out of that weekend called “Shadow of the Cross”. It is available on iTunes today. It will be up on Amazon, Spotify, Rhapsody and other online sites soon. We are grateful to the fine folks who traveled to be with us – very humbled. Thanks also to Shane Wilson who engineered and mixed for us that day with Evan Redwine.
Available on iTunes: http://tinyurl.com/8lhhuxk
After All and The Forest live acoustic videos plus interviews
Recently, Leigh Nash and Matt Slocum of Sixpence None The Richer joined us to play "After All" live and acoustic in the studio.
Watch "After All" at: http://youtu.be/hpoQTtZd-2I
Also, we performed "The Forest"
watch the video at: http://youtu.be/vr00HaMcF-U
Also, couresty of HearItFirst.com, you can watch additional interviews with Derri, Steve and Dan plus these performance videos at:
The Choir To Play The Final Cornerstone Festival July 7th
Upcoming Nashville Show at The Basement June 14th
20-City US Tour Kicking Off Fall 2012
The Choir is set to play the final Cornerstone Festival July 2-7, 2012 at Bushnell Campground outside of Chicago, Illinois. The Cornerstone Festival began in 1984, and The Choir had the honor to play at that very first festival to a crowd of 5,000.
"Cornerstone Festival is honored to be sharing our final event with a wonderful band like The Choir," shares Cornerstone Festival Director, Scott Stahnke. "From our first event in 1984 to our last event in 2012, it has been a joy to have them bring their remarkable music to the Cornerstone stage year after year."
Derri Daugherty, Steve Hindalong, Dan Michaels and Tim Chandler, otherwise known as The Choir, look back over their three decades together as a band and remember how much the Cornerstone Festival has impacted them. Michaels says, "The Choir was the first band to play on the first day of the very first Cornerstone. It is so meaningful to us that we were invited to play the last one."
The Cornerstone Festival was established by Jesus People USA's Cornerstone magazine and Resurrection Band to provide aid to one of Chicago's largest homeless shelters. Although The Choir is sad to see the end of such a fun and inspiring festival, they look forward to giving the fans a great show to remember.
In addition to the Cornerstone Festival in July, The Choir is celebrating their new album, The Loudest Sound Ever Heard, and the 25th anniversary of their project Chase the Kangaroo with a performance June 14th at The Basement in Nashville. The band will perform the entire album of Chase the Kangaroo as well as new songs.
The Choir will also be taking their show to 20 cities around the U.S. this fall, hitting Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, California, Oregon, Washington and Colorado. Stay tuned on the band's website to see when they are coming to a city near you,www,thechoir.net
Now accepting bookings for Fall 2012 CTK Tour featuring The Choir, full electric with Derri, Steve, Tim Chandler (and maybe Dan here and there). Contact Lisa Michaels - firstname.lastname@example.org
Official Press Release - The Loudest Sound Ever Heard
GRAMMY Nominated Band
Announces New Album, The Loudest Sound Ever Heard,
Releasing May 15th
May 2012 - Nashville, Tenn – After three decades together, iconic alternative rock band The Choir is set to release their 14th studio album. The Loudest Sound Ever Heard, will release May 15th, 2012 on their own Galaxy21 label.
As one of the few bands left standing from the 1980’s SoCal music movement wave that swept nationwide more than 30 years ago, The Choir continues to make their renowned atmospheric music married to lyrics stirred by life’s inspirational lessons in the context of real relationships - love, despair, light, dark, hope, and recovery. Comprised of original members Derri Daugherty (lead vocal/guitar), Steve Hindalong (drums), Dan Michaels (saxophone/lyricon), and Tim Chandler (bass), The Choir thrived in the creation of The Loudest Sound Ever Heard.
With their past releases described as, according to the Los Angeles Times, “magical songs that combine strains of murky psychedelia with pure pop,” and Billboard touting The Choir for their “dark poetic leanings, effects-laden guitars and strong melodic hooks,” this newest album certainly remains true to The Choir's core classic sound. Yet in the creation of The Loudest Sound Ever Heard, the song crafting and production is enhanced more than ever through their years of experience and collaboration.
Says Daugherty, “At this point in our life as a band, we know each other really well and sincerely appreciate what we each bring to the creative process. So every time we get an itch to make another record it's fun and new. It's like we've got the excitement we had when we were younger, wanting to make great music, as well as the confidence that comes with experience.”
The project’s title of The Loudest Sound Ever Heard is taken from the infamous volcanic explosion on the Indonesian island of Krakatoa in the late 19th century. "A quick Wikipedia search revealed that to this day the event is considered to be "the loudest sound ever heard," Drummer/lyricist Hindalong explains. “I referred to that tragic occurrence in the first verse of the song ‘I'm Learning to Fly,’ which is thematically central to the album. It’s about living each day like it truly matters. ‘Living to love in a dying world.’ Such catastrophic events remind us of our vulnerability, and how we ought to celebrate every breath."
Hindalong continues, "There is also a figurative reference to the title – ‘A true friend's heart is the loudest sound ever heard' - in the song ‘Melodious,’ which is a tribute to our long time friend and bandmate, Tim Chandler. Incidentally, Tim introduced Derri and I back in 1979 and we’ve been making music together ever since!”
The final song on the album, ‘After All,’ features a stunning duet with Leigh Nash of Sixpence None the Richer. “We’ve known Leigh since way back,” says Daugherty, “She’s a friend and one of my favorite singers ever. We’re thrilled that she was able to sing on this project. Matt Slocum [Sixpence guitarist] also played cello on a couple of songs. Those guys are great.”
The Choir recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of the release date of their groundbreaking and critically acclaimed album, Chase the Kangaroo (1988) by performing the record in its entirety on their spring tour. Following this special set the band featured one of their new songs, ‘Cross that River,’ from The Loudest Sound Ever Heard, as well as several fan favorites from their past catalog. Cities included Atlanta, Detroit, Chicago, Washington DC, and St. Louis among others.
The band will also host their second VIP get-together this summer at Nashville's Dark Horse Studios. Fans that have opted in to this event will get a chance to experience a special in-studio recording session by the band, as well as a private concert and cook out with the band and their families. For further details, please click here.
“I’m so glad we get to keep doing records like this,” shares Michaels. "Here we are standing together 30 years down the line and we still love and respect each other. It’s amazing, really.”
Daugherty adds, “We are fortunate to have such devoted listeners after all these years. That’s what keeps us motivated to continue making music. In that way we are lucky and blessed, and I’m thankful.”
“We don’t pretend to have the answers,” concludes Hindalong, “We are still struggling, still wandering and seeking; but if our music inspires listeners to consider important things with open hearts, well, that’s a good thing. Hopefully, the spirit of love will stir within and the truth will resonate.”
The Loudest Sound Ever Heard Track Listing:
1. Strange Girl
2. I’m Learning to Fly
3. Cross that River
4. Laughter of Heaven
5. O How
6. The Forest
7. Takin’ the Universe In
9. A World Away
10. After All
For further media information about The Choir, please contact:
Stacie Vining – Stacie@MergePR.com
Lori Mahon – Lori@MergePR.com
About The Choir:
After nearly 30 years together as a band, The Choir, comprised of band members Derri Daugherty, Steve Hindalong, Dan Michaels and Tim Chandler, have developed a loyal following in the course of their career – A following that has seen them through countless national and international tours, recording hiatuses, a GRAMMY® nomination, a Dove award, and in the past two years, a rejuvenated recording and touring schedule that rivals the band's late '80s - mid '90s pace. In addition to releasing their 14th album, The Loudest Sound Ever Heard on May 15th, The Choir is on the road playing their seminal 1988 release, Chase The Kangaroo, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of that influential album
Re-Mix Section - The Loudest Sound Ever Heard
We had our first re-mix sent to us via the mix tracks DVD we provided on the pre-order. This version of "Strange Girl" comes from Steve Broderson and he's calling this mix "Strange Grohl" - Derri's vocal track, Tim Chandler's bass and Dan Michaels' Sax/Lyricon tracks are all the original tracks. Steve re-recorded the guitars and drums.
The next remix courtesty of Bruce Neher for Cross That River.
Spring 2012 Tour Dates Ticket info and Cities
April 13, 2012
Church of the Redeemer
5185 Peachtree Dunwoody Road Northeast
Atlanta GA 30342-2152
Tickets: $10 advance, $15 door
More info: ChoirATL@gmail.com or 404-939-5344 (404-9395-DIG)
To purchase advance tickets via Paypal/Credit Card (on sale March 1) www.thunderpool.com/choir
April 14, 2012
Dallas, GA (near Atlanta)
251 W Memorial Drive
Dallas, GA 30132
Tickets: donations at the door
(The Choir will also be playing a few songs at the Sunday morning church service)
Sunday, April 15 10:00am Reallife Church
April 15, 2012
College Park Worship Center
8211 White Horse Rd
Greenville, SC 29617
The Choir with special guest My Friend Stephanie
Doors - 6:30pm
Show - 7:00pm
Tickets - $10.00 at the door
For additional info contact - Drue Bachmann
April 16, 2012
Rally Point Sport Grill
1837 N Harrison Ave
Cary, NC 27513
Show at 8:00pm
The concert is free so bring your friends!
Weather permitting, the show will be held at the outdoor stage. In the event of inclement weather we will move it to the indoor stage.
April 17, 2012
Sterling, VA (near DC)
Metcalfe House Concerts
Tickets $15 adv./ $18 door
... Info/tickets/questions/etc contact: email@example.com
This is a house concert. With the ticket price, we include an assortment of beverages and snacks, including our home-made pear-buttermilk scones.
Alcohol is not provided, however, people may bring their own wine and beer, as long as they are mindful of the minors in attendance.
April 18, 2012
East Brunswick, NJ
7 Sussex Rd
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Doors Open: 7pm
Purchase tickets in advance at:
Contact: Dean Zimmerman-
firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 848-391-5285
April 19, 2012
Bridgewater, MA (near Boston)
Disciples Baptist Church
20 Summer St
Bridgewater, MA 02324
Tickets: Free event – please bring an item for the Bridgewater Food Pantry also a Love Offering will be extended.
Parking available at Sovereign Bank and Municipal Lot across the street
April 20, 2012
Waterford, NY - (near) Albany, NY
Teen Center at Temple Baptist Church
142 Lower Newtown Rd
Waterford NY 12188
Tickets: Donations at the door
Church phone: 518-664-8658
More Info: 518-664-5694
April 21, 2012
For tickets/more info contact Dan Wyatt email: email@example.com
This is a house show with limited tickets available so don't delay.
April 22, 2012
Livonia, MI (near Detroit)
Trinity House Theatre
38840 West Six Mile
Livonia MI 48152
Tickets: $15, $12 subscribers
For more info/tickets: 734-464-6302 or firstname.lastname@example.org
April 23, 2012
51 East Market St
Akron OH 44308
Buy tickets in advance at:
April 24, 2012
Barkeyville, PA - north of Pittsburgh, PA
Barkeyville Church of God
5433 Pittsburgh Rd
Harrisville PA 16038
Purchase tickets in advance through paypal: email@example.com
More Info Contact:
Hannah Music 814-786-8111 or
Robert Guy 724-312-3494 firstname.lastname@example.org
April 25, 2012
Kettering (Dayton), OH
David’s United Church Of Christ
170 W David Rd
Kettering OH 45429
for more info contact: 937-434-2131
Reserve tickets in advance or pay at the door.
To reserve-cash/check at our church office (hours 9 am – 5 pm), by mail/check at David’s UCC, 170 W. David Rd., Kettering, OH 45429, or call to rsvp tix by phone then pay at the door.
April 27, 2012
O'Fallon, MO (near St. Louis)
4689 Highway K
O'Fallon MO 63368
April 28, 2012
The Choir with Special Guest Jeff Elbel
308 East Galena Blvd
Aurora, IL 60505
Tickets: Donations Accepted
April 30, 2012
Rock Island, IL
319 18th St
Rock Island IL 61201
Tickets: $10 (Seating is limited, so don't delay)
Reserve Seating Only-
Purchase tickets in advance by calling District Drugs and reserving with credit card. 1-866-842-3351
... Contact Info: email@example.com (subject: The Choir)
May 2, 2012
Rochester, MN (se of Minneapolis)
First Church of the Nazarene
3343 E Circle Dr NE
(about 1/2 mile east of ShopKo on East Circle Drive)
Rochester MN 55906
Tickets- Free (Donations accepted $10 suggested)
Reserve tickets in advance (so we can anticipate space needs) by contacting:
or call 507-358-8369 (after 6pm or leave a message)
with special guest Spindrift www.spindriftband.com
May 3, 2012
3329 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA 50014
Amid the cookie-cutter concerts taking place night after night at cavernous venues across the country, something is happening. Some forward-thinking artists are finding a way to do things differently. The Choir's Steve Hindalong and Derri Daugherty along with Tim Chandler are heading out this spring for a limited run of intimate concerts, providing a unique opportunity to experience live music in a fresh, new way. Performing at just 16 hand-picked locations, these Grammy nominated and critically-acclaimed musicians will offer an up-close-and-personal experience sure to delight and inspire.
The Choir will celebrate the release of their groundbreaking fan favorite album Chase The Kangaroo from 1987 (Yes, it's been 25 years!) by performing the record in its entirety at a very limited run of live shows in the U.S. this Spring. Following this special set, Derri and Steve will perform a second set that will feature songs from their brand new album which is set to be released April 10th along with fan favorites from their catalog.
Whether you're a long-time fan or new to The Choir, this pared down tour will remind you how live music was meant to stir souls.
Accepting Additional Tour Dates. To partner with The Choir in booking this special show, contact Lisa Michaels at firstname.lastname@example.org
New T-Shirt Design - The Loudest Sound Ever Heard
This is the t-shirt that will come in our package A, B & C & D pre-order. We think you will be able to proudly wear this cool design in public :)
Visit our store link for details.
Between Bare Trees - Pet Video
The Choir asked their fans to send in photos of their pets recently. Longtime friend of the band, Tim Ottley set those images to the song "Between Bare Trees" from The Choir's 2010 album Burning Like The Midnight Sun. We appreciate all who participated and sent pictures of their beloved pets. We used as many as we possibly could!
Video The Video On Youtube Here: http://youtu.be/51IU1N6GtJo
Lean more about the Choir at www.thechoir.net
Get the song "Between Bare Trees" at:
The Choir locally supports Happy Tales Humane in Franklin, TN - www.http://happytaleshumane.com
CD Cover Art Reveal - The Loudest Sound Ever Heard
The Choir is proud to present the cover image to our upcoming CD, The Loudest Sound Ever Heard.
Cover image set design and photo by Chris Knight
Layout and design by Andrew Thompson
Click this link for large view:
Pre-Order our new CD, shirt and special packages only available in our online store.
Dark Horse Recording Studios Selected for VIP event
We have selected the studio for our "package a" experience. Dark Horse Recording is amazing -check out their website:
Spend Saturday & Sunday July 21st & 22nd with The Choir. Saturday the 21st will be a VIP cookout, swimming & private acoustic concert at the home of Dan & Lisa Michaels in Brentwood, TN (Nashville). Food & beverages provided. On Sunday the 22nd, join The Choir in a Nashville recording studio where they will record & mix a brand new song. Experience the creative process as a song is shaped and drums/bass/guitar/vocals/sax or lyricon get tracked, treated and mixed. At the end of the session, you will be presented with a CD of the song. This song will be given only to those who attend and not released anywhere else. Transportation & lodging not provided by The Choir. Food/beverages will be provided at VIP cookout. Snacks & beverages provided during in-studio experience.Visit our "Store" section to learn more about Package A.
The Loudest Sound Ever Heard Pre-Order Now Available
Visit Our Online Store For Details
Title for the new Choir CD!
Head up! Tomorrow at around 11am Central, we will post a video that reveals the title of the new CD we've been working on. 2/17/12 -11am Central! Gather around and let's hear you tomorrow.