A chamber choir consisting of about twenty-five members, The Hill Singers are a popular local group of enthusiasts who like to perform at St. Matthews Church in Raynes Park. They hold three concerts a year, and the one that is probably most looked forward to is the one at Christmas time. This year the theme is 'Christmas Medieval and Modern'. It will be a choral service that includes carols sung by the The Hill Singers themselves, and songs for audience participation. The concert starts at 7.30pm on the 7th December, and will take on a musical journey through time. There will be traditional music from England, France, Germany, and Spain, including the 1420s English hymn, There is no Rose of Such Virtue.
The Hill Singers cover a broad range of composers, and for this concert, Britten and Warlock will represent the twentieth century. In recent years the choir has expanded its repertoire to include modern songs by young English composers, which have been commissioned specifically for them. For example, Alex Campkin is an award-winning composer and conductor whose work features on fourteen albums, including the Classic FM Christmas CD of the Year. So come and sing songs of times past and present, and have some fun with The Twelve Days of Christmas.