Hoylake Choral Society: Forthcoming performances

Sunday 8th December 2019: 3pm to 3.30pm

Christmas Tree Festival at St Hildeburgh’s Church, Hoylake  This will include carols drawn from the Oxford Carols book -see below 

Saturday May 2nd, 2020:

Spring concert: venue to be announced This will include Schubert’s Mass in C, Op. 48, plus other items to be chosen when rehearsals are under way.

 Music We will hire scores for the Schubert, but if you should want to obtain your own copy, it is published by Schirmer, and looks like this:

Franz Schubert: Mass In C Op.48

Other pieces will probably be drawn from the following two books which we hope will be available cheap or on loan to those without personal copies:

Rutter, John,  1996 “European Sacred Music: Vocal Scores”, Oxford Classics Collections

Willcocks, David & Rutter, John, 1987, “100 Carols for Choirs” (for Choirs Collections)

The following website contains rehearsal files for the 100 Carols for Choirs and The European Sacred Music books (so includes everything we have done so far this term):

If you scroll down through the list of composers (eg. Faure) and click on Cantique it will come up with a link for all the parts.  If you click on your voice part it will download it to your computer as a midi file which you can then sing along to when practising at home.  The file has your voice part emphasised on piano with the other parts in the background – really helpful when learning the music.  You can then do the same for the 100 Carols for Choirs music by clicking on that link and finding the relevant pieces in the same way.

Similarly, for the Schubert Mass in C you can download midi files from the following: