Church of the Ascension Choir
Sacred Music, Volume 1
Arcadelt: Ave Maria (1:56)
Palestrina: Alma Redemptoris (3:00)
Church of the Ascension Choir / Thomas Wikman
Liturgical music has been a major part of the worship service at Chicago’s Church of the Ascension from the very beginning. In 1984, Thomas Wikman was appointed choirmaster at the church to work with organist David Schrader. This talented partnership strengthened the emphasis on music to support the service. The choir’s new recording contains primarily joyous music on celebratory texts, most of it from the Renaissance.