Carols for Choirs 6
Carols for Choirs 6 is a volume of 50 contemporary carols that encompass both newly commissioned original compositions and fresh arrangements of well-loved seasonal melodies. Edited by Bob Chilcott and David Hill, the collection showcases some of today's most exciting names in choral composition, bringing the iconic Carols for Choirs series right up to date and providing choirs with a rich resource of diverse and compelling music to sing from Advent to Epiphany.
The full anthology will be published on 13 July 2023 in both paperback and spiralbound editions.
All but 3 of the carols will be available to purchase individually as digital downloads and 15 of the carols are also available to purchase as separate printed leaflets.
Selecting the carols
Watch this short film featuring co-editors Bob Chilcott and David Hill reflecting on how they selected the contents of Carols for Choirs 6.
50 carols for all occasions from Advent to Epiphany
majority newly commissioned original compositions
Compiled and edited by Bob Chilcott and David Hill, Carols for Choirs 6 is an invaluable resource for choirs of all types and sizes, providing new contemporary repertoire to re-invigorate seasonal concerts and services.
fresh arrangements of well-loved melodies
a broad and diverse range of composers and styles
a balanced mix of accompanied and unaccompanied music
Complete contents list
The complete Carols for Choirs 6 anthology is available in both a paperback edition and a spiralbound edition.
All but 3 of the carols in the anthology can be purchased individually as digital downloads (from our digital retail partners).
Where a carol is also available as a printed leaflet, the title below appears in bold, and a link to the web record for the printed leaflet is provided.
Jesus Christ the apple tree, Bob Chilcott
Love came down at Christmas, arr. Stephen Jackson
Lute Book Lullaby, Richard Allain
Masters in this hall, arr. Jerrick Cavagnaro
Now the Rejoicing, Zanaida Stewart Robles
A new heart, Ian Assersohn
A Ukrainian Alleluia, arr. Mykola Leontovych
Adam lay ybounden, David Hill
On this Silent Night, Sarah Quartel
Our Gold, James Whitbourn
Ring out, ye bells!, Kathleen Allen
Road to Refuge, Errollyn Wallen
The Christ-child, Laura Hawley
The Owl, Toby Young
The Oxen, Jessica French
Earth grown old, Ghislaine Reece-Trapp
Gaudete, arr. Suzzie Vango
Gloucestershire Wassail, arr. Vicente Chavarría
*Hush, my babe, arr. Adolphus Hailstork
I saw a stable, Tawnie Olson
The Unexpected Early Hour, Reena Esmail
There is no rose, Ben Parry
There is no rose, Lucy Walker
Villancico Xicarrero, Fernando Taberner
What cheer?, Margaret Burk
What child is this?, Becky McGlade
What child is this?, Phillip Moore
In the bleak mid-winter, David Hill
*These three titles are only available in the main anthology and not as digital off-prints or printed leaflets.
Bob Chilcott has been involved with choral music all his life, first as a Chorister and then a Choral Scholar at King's College, Cambridge. Later, he sang and composed music for 12 years with the King's Singers. His experiences with that group, his passionate commitment to young and amateur choirs, and his profound belief that music can unite people, have inspired him both to compose full-time and, through proactive workshopping, to promote choral music worldwide.
Renowned for his fine musicianship, David Hill MBE is widely respected as both a choral and orchestral conductor. His talent has been recognised by his appointments as Musical Director of The Bach Choir, Music Director of Leeds Philharmonic Society, Associate Guest Conductor of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Principal Conductor of Yale Schola Cantorum, and International Chair in Choral Conducting at the Royal Northern College of Music. He was Chief Conductor of the BBC Singers from September 2007 to September 2017. Previously he has been Director of Music at Westminster and Winchester Cathedrals and at St John's College, Cambridge.
Purchase Carols for Choirs 6
Carols for Choirs 6 paperback and spiralbound editions, and all digital-only offprints, will be published on 13 July 2023, and can be pre-ordered now. Leaflet offprints for selected pieces from the anthology will be published in June 2023.
You can also purchase the anthology and individual printed leaflets from your preferred music retailer. Digital sheet music for all but three of the carols will be available from our digital partners after 13 July.
For choirs wishing to order large quantities of the main anthology please email email@example.com to discuss possible bulk purchase discounts.