The Songs of the Turtle Dove: A Celebration of America's Musical Heritage performed by The Ephrata Cloister Chorus, Dr. J. Daryl Hollinger, director.  This is the newest of The Ephrata Cloister Chorus' three CDs, having just arrived at the end of May 2012!
The CD includes 26 songs.

Click below for audio samples.
"Ich bin ein Rose"
"Count Well the Cost"
"Wir reisen noch America"


Christmas at the Cloister a collection of seasonal music from three years of this popular event held annually at the historic site, featuring traditional and classical music from the 14th-century to the present.
#995 $15.00

Click below for audio samples.
"O Gottes Sohn"
"Still, Still, Still"
"Sing with Joy!"

Publications Related To Ephrata Music
Count Well the Cost (Publication) This arrangement of Alexander Mack Sr.ís song by J. Daryl Hollinger, Ephrata Cloister Chorus Director is in a baroque style and set in 4 parts for choral performance with accompaniment. A beautiful rendition of this classic.


Ephrata Cloister Chorales, (Publication) a collection of 10 hymns composed by Conrad Beissel, edited with German and English translation by Russell P. Getz.

#133 $4.95

The Music of the Ephrata Cloister by Lucy Carroll, D.M.A. (Publication).  A 28 page booklet describing some unique qualities of the Ephrata music. Includes a brief history, musical notation, voice parts, performance and references for additional reading. Donated by Dr. Carroll as a fund raiser for The Ephrata Cloister Chorus.

#70 $5.00

Music of the Ephrata Cloister, Cloister Song in Modern Transcription by Lucy E. Carroll, DMA (Publication). Text translations by Jeffrey A. Bach, PhD with 54 pages including 7 different Cloister chorales in many settings.



Ephrata Cloister
632 West Main Street, Ephrata, PA 17522
Telephone (717) 733-6600