What will your choir’s Christmas look like this year?

There are still many unknowns about what shape or form Christmas 2021 will take for choirs, which may be making your decision-making process more difficult than usual! So why not choose repertoire that needs minimal rehearsal time and your choir will love to sing? Renew the sparkle of Christmas with our brand new and recently published carols by some of the world’s finest composers. Plus read on to find out how to enter our Christmas music prize draw.

Explore our Christmas repertoire

Win your choir’s Christmas repertoire!

We’re offering one lucky choir the opportunity to win up to £250 / $350 of music in our special Christmas prize draw!

Find out how to enter.

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About Oxford difficulty descriptions

For each of our choral pieces, we provide information about ‘Difficulty’ levels to assist choral directors in understanding whether a piece is suitable for performance by their choir. The descriptive levels are characterized in the following ways: 

Straightforward harmonies and rhythms; mostly homophonic with no large vocal ranges; usually with supportive accompaniment.

Very Easy

Mostly rhythmically straightforward; possible straightforward key changes; limited amounts of divisi in places.

Easy

More complex rhythms and counterpoint and/or harmonies; ranges may be broader; key and time changes and possible divisi throughout.

Moderately Difficult

Often includes multiple key and time changes; demanding vocal lines; divisi sections; complex rhythms.

Difficult

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