Celebrating the Negro Spiritual

The American Spiritual Ensemble is a critically-acclaimed professional group composed of some of the finest singers in the classical music world. The vocalists have thrilled audiences around the world with their dynamic renditions of classic spirituals and Broadway numbers.


American Spiritual Ensemble Winter Tour 2020

Catch the American Spiritual Ensemble live in concert at a venue near you.

January 28, 2020
Covington High School - Tickets/Info
Covington, VA

January 30, 2020
George Washington High School - Tickets/Info
Danville, VA

January 31, 2020
James Madison University - Tickets/Info
Harrisonburg, VA

February 2, 2020
Secrest Auditorium - Tickets/Info
Zanesville, OH

February 3, 2020
Stocker Arts Center - Tickets/Info
Elyria, OH

February 6, 2020
First Baptist Church of Corbin - Tickets/Info
Corbin, KY

February 11, 2020
Peabody Institute, Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall - Tickets/Info
Baltimore, MD

February 15, 2020
University of Kentucky - Tickets/Info
Lexington, KY

February 17, 2020
First Presbyterian Church - Tickets/Info
Lexington, KY

February 20, 2020
First United Methodist Church - Tickets/Info
Montgomery, AL

February 28-29, 2020
Salisbury University Residency - Tickets/Info
Salisbury, MD

March 5, 2020
Downtown United Presbyterian Church - private event
Rochester, NY

March 5-6, 2020
American Choral Directors Association Regional Conference - Tickets/Info
Rochester, NY

March 7, 2020
Roberts Wesleyan College - Tickets/Info
Rochester, NY

March 8-11, 2020
Syracuse University Residency - Tickets/Info
Syracuse, NY

June 27, 2020
Knoxville Handel Society and the American Spiritual Ensemble Joint Concert - Tickets/Info
Knoxville, TN

June 28, 2020
National Association of Teachers of Singing National Conference - Tickets/Info
Knoxville, TN

August 2020
17th Tour of Spain
Dates TBA

New CDs Released!

The American Spiritual Ensemble announces the release of two new CDs by American Spiritual Ensemble members, Hope Koehler and Kenneth Overton. Pick them up from our online store.


ASE in Ireland

The American Spiritual Ensemble has returned from Ireland where they were part of Ireland's celebration of the 50th Anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's visit to the country. Check out articles and photos from the trip:

Download the Program for the JFK 50 Homecoming event

Photo of ASE JFK 50 Homecoming event

The Power Of Music Connects Ireland, JFK, And Dr. Everett McCorvey

'The Emigrant Flame' from graveside of John F Kennedy en route to New Ross town

'His eternal flame has landed on our shores, let's bring John Kennedy home'


About The American Spiritual Ensemble

Tenor Dr. Everett McCorvey founded the group in 1995, and many of its members have performed in such venues as the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, Houston Grand Opera, San Francisco Opera, Boston Opera and the Atlanta Civic Opera. They have also performed abroad in England, Germany, Italy, Japan, Scotland, and Spain.

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CD: The Spirit of the Holidays

ASE proudly announces the release of its newest CD, The Spirit of the Holidays, a collection of 18 classic holiday songs. Listen to tracks and purchase this CD in the ASE Store.


The Spirituals

Please be sure to log on to our national broadcast of THE SPIRITUALS coming to a PBS station near you.


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Press Releases ��

'The American Spiritual Ensemble, Live in Quito - 23 Images
posted 4/2/15

'Messiah' Soloists Teach Children Music History
posted 3/29/13

Bob Jones University Chorale Performs with The American Spiritual Ensemble
posted 2/18/12

The American Spiritual Ensemble Wows Crowd At AUM
posted 2/15/12

American Spiritual Ensemble visits Western Hills High
posted 2/15/12

American Spiritual Ensemble helps preserve black history and culture through song
posted 1/20/12

Duke Ellington Jazz Series at Lyric Theater
posted 1/20/12

Critically-acclaimed American Spiritual Ensemble returns to Salisbury
posted 1/20/12

American Spiritual Ensemble returns to Cincinnati
posted 1/20/12

American Spiritual Ensemble gives choral workshop and concert in Convington, VA
posted 1/20/12

REVIEW: American Spiritual Ensemble master classes stunning
posted 7/25/11

Choir's crusade to save spirituals
posted 2/20/11

American Spiritual Ensemble
posted 2/20/11

Making a Spirituals Connection
posted 2/20/11

REVIEW: The American Spiritual Ensemble: A true Christmas present
posted 12/23/10

REVIEW: An Explosion of Joy Rocks the Sarasota Opera House
posted 12/8/10

Former Chautauqua director delivers opening lecture, featuring music by the American Spiritual Ensemble
posted 9/2/10

American Spiritual Ensemble to peform during 2010 Alltech Fortnight Festival
posted 6/21/10

Documentary, book tell cemetery's stories; features music by the American Spiritual Ensemble
posted 6/21/10

The American Spiritual Ensemble at ACDA in Memphis
posted 3/15/10

Black History is a Spiritual Experience
posted 3/9/10

Aria man has advice for entrepreneurs
posted 2/1/10

American Spiritual Ensemble gives voice to traveling tradition
posted 1/28/10

Bob Edwards show talks about 'Our Lincoln'
posted 2/10/09

'Our Lincoln' shows off Kentucky in Washington
posted 2/4/09

'Our Lincoln' performance photos in Washington
posted 2/3/09

New voices added and bios updated
posted 10/31/07

2006 Tour in Spain Photo Slide Show
posted 9/12/06

Filming the Documentary-2006 Photo Slide Show
posted 9/5/06

News Report: ASE in Winston-Salem

WXII 12 News reports on the American Spiritual Ensemble's concert in Winston-Salem.

Ol' Time Religion: On Tour

Enjoy an educational and inspirational 12-minute video about the history of the American Negro Spiritual and our group!

Documentary Features ASE

The American Spiritual Ensemble are the stars of the soon-to-be released PBS documentary recounting the history of the art form.