Welcome Carol

A simple, gorgeous carol, showing how Jesus and his family gave welcome to strangers, were welcomed as refugees, and how we should do the same. Creative Commons license as part of #choirsagainstracism. If you’d like to make a donation to charity for the use of this piece, please click here.

The wonderful Inverness NYCoS choir directed by John Thomson have recorded it below (2016), and you can also hear the choir of Chicago Temple singing it on YouTube (Dec 2018). Several other performances have taken place around the world.

Premiered by Dingwall & District Choral Society, conducted by John Thomson – read the review here! “The evening finished with a new work by Edinburgh-based composer Chris Hutchings. Part of a project entitled “Choirs Against Racism”, the Welcome Carol was both catchy, enjoyable and meaningful.”

Difficulty level: very easy. Could be learned in a few minutes by ear. Piano part is slightly trickier.

Version with piano accompaniment, 2 pages
Version with tune and guitar chords only, 1 page
Lyrics alone