RSCM Publishes BBC3 Carol Competition Finalist

Among our new carols for this coming Christmas you will find the newly published The Winter’s Brightening by Donna Deam. This charming carol was a finalist in the 2022 BBC Radio 3 Carol Competition 2022. Niall Campbell’s short and simple poem immediately conjures up a mood of winter, cosiness, warmth, love and hope and is suitable for Christmas or the New Year. The simple tune with some lush harmonies is straight-forward with the melody moving between the voices and finally building to a climax before a gentle ending.

Donna was born and raised in the USA and has always been drawn to choral music. You can find out more about Donna, hear a recording by the BBC singers and buy copies here

Also new this year are two carols by Joanna Forbes L’Estrange, Love came down for Christmas and Jesus Christ is born today. For more on these and other Christmas carols click here