Answer Hymn is a Christian band with its roots in, Celtic, New Age, world folk and pop rock music. The three primary vocalists, Geoff Hanson, Lisa Chaddock and Annie Jarrett formed the music group at in the mid-1990s. Geoff Hanson and Lisa Chaddock are the primary composers of all Answer Hymn songs, with occasional input from the other members of Answer Hymn.
In late 1997 the group released 200 cassettes titled "Christmas 1997" under the name "Jarrett • Hanson • Chaddock." The home-recorded tapes quickly sold-out, with all the profits going to community outreach programs.
By the beginning of 1999, the trio had devoted numerous hours to arranging, recording and mixing their original works. With the studio support of brothers Kevin Shine and David Shine, the completion of the CD "When I Called On You," was their dream become reality.
The group selected the name "Answer Hymn" to represent the devotion of their music. "Answer" signifies that their music is a response and "Hymn," which in a play on words replaces "Him", signifies the traditional aspect of their compositions.
Since then, the group has recorded one CD for the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego titled "Love is the Call", and re-recorded their original Christmas CD for an mp3 CD adding additional songs titled "Stable in the Darkness" in 2001 dedicated to Trinity Church in New York following 9-11, followed in 2003 by an mp3 CD titled "Judge Naught." “Stable in the Darkness” is being re-mastered for re-release in late 2007.
Their newest project is has come after a two year hiatus following Annie Jarrett’s battle with breast cancer. She is in remission, thankfully! “Forevermore” is the first of many more CDs ahead, and is available both in stores and online. This CD includes “Come to the Lord”, produced at Helix Studios by Jack Howell. Recording and mixing were done by P.S. Studios in San Diego, and mastering is by Allan Phillips. "Forevermore" is a blend of Celtic tunes about the Saints Patrick and Columba, praise and worship songs like the title song, a wedding song called "Gift of Love", and our first crossover pop song, "Grace From Above." And, "Happiness of My Heart" was written for Logos Ministries after Dr. Bill Creasy gave us his favorite bible verse to use to write him a song!
Geoff Hanson and Lisa Chaddock continue to write and Answer Hymn will continue to record songs, so look for more CDs to come. Please check Answerhymn.com for updates and news!
We in Answer Hymn pray that this music touches your heart and soul, and gives you peace and much enjoyment.