Choral Newsletter July 2019

July 5, 2019

Dear choral friends,

This month, we are celebrating Christmas in July!

It may feel strange to be thinking about Christmas in the middle of the hot, sunny summer. Or, as this bit of dialogue from Massenet’s opera Werther puts it: “vous chanter Noel en juillet… c’est s’y prendre à l’avance” (“you sing Christmas in July, you rush the season”). But it is a necessity for choir directors preparing Christmas-themed concerts in the fall. July is the perfect time to plan out your fall programming and get your orders into The Leading Note and avoid the late-summer rush!

Top 10 – Christmas Selections for Children by Jackie Hawley

Ottawa-based choral pedagogue, Jackie Hawley, has curated a list of Christmas selections for children’s choir. See her Top 10 recommendations.



View Jackie Hawley’s Top Ten

Carols for Choirs

Most choirs are familiar with the iconic green and orange volumes of Oxford’s Carols for Choirs series. Originally compiled by Reginald Jacques and David Willcocks, these classic volumes are a staple for choirs performing Christmas repertoire, but did you know that other volumes followed? Carols for Choirs 5, edited by Bob Chilcott and David Blackwell, was released for the 50th anniversary of the original series. Read all about this series on our blog and, remember, these volumes are all 20% off until July 21!
Read More About the Carols for Choirs Series

Oxford University Press Sale!

Receive a 20% discount on all Oxford University Press titles from July 8 to 21, inclusive. Featuring classic Christmas arrangements by John Rutter and Oxford’s always popular Carols for Choirs series, you’ll be sure to find some great repertoire for your Christmas concerts. Oxford also publishes the works of several well-respected choral composers such as Bob Chilcott, and Canada’s own Sarah Quartel, Ruth Watson Henderson, Stephen Chatman, Eleanor Daley, and Healey Willan.

Oxford is one of the oldest and most recognized publishers of academic and educational resources. Take advantage of this opportunity and Shop Now!

This sale is exclusive to customers on our email list, so if you visit our store, be sure to mention the phrase “Oxford Sale” to get your discount.

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