Welcome to the official website of
HULL CHORAL UNION
HULL CHORAL UNION
We are an amateur choir that has been providing high quality music in the City of Hull for over 80 years.
We love singing, and our vision is that we can encourage others to love singing and choral music as much as we do and keep that tradition going. We hope you will come to join us - either as a member of the audience or the choir.
Please browse our site and read details of the choir’s history, its people and its repertoire. You will also find details of our forthcoming concerts and events and information about the Hull Choral Union Junior Chorus.
Details on how to join or support us are also here.
Thank you for visiting our website.
Hull Choral Union is a member of the Hull & Humber Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Choirs
Wednesday, 18th December 2013, 7.30
Hull City Hall
Christmas Music including Britten's A Ceremony of Carols
With HCU Junior Chorus
Guests: Yorkshire Young Musicians
Britten wrote his famous A Ceremony of Carols on
a boat crossing the Atlantic in 1942, at the height
of the 2nd World War. The texts were inspired by
The English Galaxy of Shorter Poems, a collection
of medieval texts he found while in Nova Scotia.
The work treats the listener to a wide variety of
styles, from chant to angular haunting modern
melodies. The text depicts the baby Jesus, Adam
and Eve and triumph over evil and the setting of
the accompaniment, using solo harp, paints vivid
pictures of bells, fluttering birds and the freezing
Come and join us to sing traditional Christmas
Carols and maybe discover some new ones!
Click on the links below to access……
• A Britten audio sampler featuring hundreds of music clips (http://www.britten100.org/new-to-britten/the-music)
• A video introducing Britten's life and work (http://www.britten100.org/new-to-britten/the-man)
• Educational resources including an interactive version of The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra (also available as a free iPad app) (http://www.britten100.org/new-to-britten/learning)
Let us know what you think about our concerts. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org