Bound for Glory
New Settings of African-American Spirituals

Our debut recording on the Gothic Records label is a moving and joyous collection of spirituals, featuring new settings of powerful melodies by a host of brilliant and innovative composers.  The program includes four works commissioned by Chicago a cappella and nine world premiere recordings, including pieces by Joseph Jennings, Rollo Dilworth, Paul Crabtree, Paul Carey, and Jonathan Miller.  Chicago a cappella brings passion, power, and beautiful interpretations to these new takes on American musical masterworks.

"I admire the soulful elegance of the singing, and Gothic’s engineering is everything you could want."--American Record Guide

“spirit, commitment, and good musicianship…meticulously assembled and lovingly recorded...Collectively the group is clearly jazzed by the music and treats these beautifully crafted arrangements as the works of art they are.”—Opera News


Track Listing




  • Elizabeth Grizzell
  • Susan Schober



Additional Details

Gothic Records G-49282
Running time: 64:33
Includes 16-page booklet with introduction and notes by Jonathan Miller
Recorded at Ganz Hall, Roosevelt Univ., Chicago, IL
Executive Producer: Roger W. Sherman
Recording, editing & mastering: Roger W. Sherman
Chicago a cappella Executive Director: Matthew Greenberg
Booklet Editor: Roger W. Sherman
Graphic design + cover photo: Dominic Arizona Bonuccelli (
This recording was made possible through the generosity of the Klaff Family Foundation