The name "Table Singers" refers to the singers table which in early American meetinghouses was the focal point of the room. At one end of it the minister would stand to preach. Around the other sides the leading singers would sit and lead the singing as a group, because as the music was mostly oral it often took a group to know a whole hymn tune. The texts were read from the hymnal. The mission of Table Singers is to give leadership to traditional acappella singing as Mennonites have experienced for the past century.The Table Singers, based in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, gave their first program in 1987. They now have a total of 12 recordings, which includes two Christmas albums and most recently two "best of" classic hymn collections. For a list of the Table Singers recordings visit our Products page.