Christmas Songs and Carol Singing

During December 2020 I hosted 8 Christmas Songs and Carol Singing sessions in various suburban locations around Chester. This was a real joy for the singers who participated, having been in lockdown for November, and brought a lot of warmth and delight to the local residents who saw and heard us.

 

In December 2021 we will do a pared down programme of just 2 sessions, as I'm aware people have a lot of other activities to attend in the run up to Christmas this year. These will be;

Thursday 2 Dec 7-8pm at Kingswood Residential Home, Kingsway

Wednesday 15 Dec 2-3pm at Callin Court, Grey Friars

I am leaving this page permanently visible as some people said they might like to drop in and remind themselves of the songs occassionally throughout the year.

I have made a couple of changes to the Christmas 2020 list of 20 songs. We will choose a selection of these for each session. These are a mix of traditional Carols, more modern Christmas songs and a few appropriate Hallelujahs and Glorias. They were mostly sung in unison, apart 3 songs (see below). This is the full list;

A Starry Night

Away In A Manger

Carribean Hallelujah

Calypso Carol

Gloria, Gloria (Taize)

God Rest You Merry Gentlemen

Good King Wenceslas

Hark The Herald

In The Bleak Midwinter

Jingle Bell Rock

Jingle Bells

Jubilate Deo

O Little Town Of Bethlehem

Once In Royal David's City

Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree

Sans Day Carol

Silent Night

We Wish You A Merry Christmas

Winter Wonderland

White Christmas

These three songs will be sung in 3 part harmony. I have put the sound files on Sound Cloud. Click the button here to hear them.

Sans Day Carol

White Christmas

We Wish You A Merry Christmas

This Sound Cloud file holds the parts for the Winter Solstice song 'Vigil'.

For the traditional carols, if you know them you are welcome to sing the David Wilcox harmonies

Click here for a PDF file of the word sheets for you to print off.

I will also have some copies to hand out if needed.