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"Hilary Campbell’s Ave Maria, commissioned by the Consort in 2012 and correspondingly well suited to them, was beautifully atmospheric and especially effective" Carol Main, The Scotsman

Hilary's music has been performed in the US, Australia and around Europe, by professional and amateur ensembles alike, including: BBC Singers; Polish National Chamber Choir; Vilnius Municipal Choir; The Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge; Royal Academy of Music Chamber Choir; Ebor Singers; Leeds Cathedral Choir; Cheltenham Bach Choir; Harvard Memorial Choir; Wells Cathedral Choir; BBC Symphony Chorus (workshop); Culemborg Chapel Choir; National Youth Choir of Great Britain; Choral Scholars of St Martin in the Fields; Blossom Street; King William Singers; Trinity College of Music Chamber Choir; Birmingham Conservatoire Chamber Choir; Illumination;  Music Makers of London; Oxbridge Singers. Recent performances include those at venues including Neresheim Abbey, St Johns, Smith Square, Royal Palace in Madrid, St Martin in the Fields, York Minster, Leeds Cathedral, Old Royal Naval College, Trinity College Cambridge and Wells Cathedral.  


In 2008, Hilary became Composer in Residence for the Ebor Singers, having won their inaugural competition for composers.  She was also the winner of the Shipley Arts Festival Composer Award 2009, the Leeds Philosophical and Literary Society Choral Composition Prize 2009, the Philip Bates Prize for Young Composers in 2004, and in 2006 was a finalist in the National Youth Choir Composition Competition.  She was awarded second place in the Musica Sacra International Competition for Composers 2010, which resulted in performances and broadcasts of her work in Poland and Lithuania by professional ensembles; in 2011, Stephen Layton conducted the Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge in its UK premiere.  Her music has been workshopped by both the BBC Symphony Chorus and BBC Singers.  Selected works are published by Shorter House, Boreas and JeremyDibbMusic,  she was commissioned by Choir and Organ Magazine to compose a choral work for their New Music Series, and  one of her works featured in a 2011 edition of Organists' Review Magazine. Her carol Sleep, my dreaming one is included on the Naxos disc Sleep, Holy Babe (November 2011, "5 Stars" Mail on Sunday, "Christmas CD of the Year" Classic FM, New CD Show).


As well as original compositions, Hilary also works as an arranger; a number of her arrangements feature on a CD of Christmas carols released by Union Square Music, and her arrangement of the National Anthem was performed on ITV1 and at the Wimbledon New Theatre for the Prince of Wales’ 60th birthday.  Her arrangements of hymn tunes are broadcast on Radio 4, and she was commissioned to write the music for adverts for HBO, Sky and 3 Mobile.  Additionally, she arranges pop and jazz hits for Blossom Street. Should you wish to commission Hilary for either a new work or an arrangement, please get in touch using the contact form.  Some of her arrangements may be found here

"Hilary Campbell offers welcome contrast in her tranquil Ave Maria, which is beautifully laid out for six voices." John Quinn, Music Web International
"Hilary Campbell’s setting of 'Blow the Wind Southerly' drags the old ditty two generations away from Ferrier’s hand-crafted, perilous simplicities
to an era of faceless industrial fishing" Norman Lebrecht


We Will Remember Them

Published by Shorter House

For SATB and optional accompaniment

Blow the Wind Southerly

Written for Blossom Street

Recorded onto Naxos CD Down by the Sea, released July 2013

For SATB choir (div.)

Ave Maria

Commissioned by the Marian Consort

Premiered at the Brighton Early Music Festival, November 2012

London premiere at St Martin in the Fields, January 2013

Recorded by the Marian Consort, January 2013


God be in my Head

Published by LMC Publications

Premiered by the Choir of Lincoln Cathedral, April 2012

Performed on BBC Radio 3, September 2012 by the Royal Academy of Music Chamber Choir dir. Patrick Russill

Performed by the Harvard Memorial Church, US in 2012

For SATB choir (div.)

King of all Kings

Premiered by the Cheltenham Bach Choir, December 2012

Performed by the Music Makers of London and Ebor Singers

For SSATB choir

O Dawn of the East

Premiered by the Oxbridge Singers in Vienna, November 2011

For SATB choir (div.)

Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis

Commissioned by Shorter House

Published in the Book of New Canticles Volume II

For double choir

Draw Nigh to God

For SATB choir (div.)

Plorans Ploravit

Commissioned by Choir and Organ Magazine for their New Music Series

Premiered by Wells Cathedral, March 2011

US premiere April 2012 (Boston New Music Initiative)

Subsequently performed by Illumination Chamber Choir and the Seraphim Singers


For SATB choir (div.)

Setting Suns

For Helen Bailey and Anna Whyte

Premiered at the Royal Academy of Music, November 2010

For two sopranos and piano

Sleep, my dreaming one

Commissioned by Shorter House

Published in Sleep, Holy Babe

Premiered by Trinity College of Music Chamber Choir dir Stephen Jackson, November 2010

Featured on Naxos disc, Sleep, Holy Babe, released November 2011

Performed live on BBC Radio 3, November 2011

For SATB choir (div.)

Preces and Responses

Commissioned by Shorter House

Published in the Book of New Responses

Premiered by St Martin in the Fields Choral Scholars, June 2010

For SATB choir (div.)

The Angel Gabriel

For SATB choir (div.)

All Men are Mortal

Commissioned by the Viking Festival, York 

Premiered by the Ebor Singers, York Minster, February 2010

For SSAATTBB choir

O Lux Beata Trinitas

Won 2nd prize in the Musica Sacra International  Composition Competition 2010

Premiered by the Vilnius Municipal Choir in Poland, May 2010

Broadcast on Pokskie Radio, May 2010

Subsequently performed by the Polish Chamber Choir in Poland, June 2010

UK premiere by Trinity College Choir, Cambridge, dir Stephen Layton, November 2010

Featured in Organists' Review, February 2011

Workshopped and performed by the BBC Singers, November 2011

German premiere by the Royal Academy of Music Chamber Choir, September 2012

For SATB choir (div.)

Prayer of Imperfect Desire

Premiered at St John's, Smith Square, October 2009

For 16 solo voices

Where shall be no more sea

For double choir

The hand that made us is divine

Published by Boreas Music

Commissioned by the Ebor Singers

Premiered by the Ebor Singers, York Minster, February 2009

Performed by Lincoln Cathedral Choir, June 2013

For SATB choir (div.)

Christmas Hath a Beauty

Published by JeremyDibbMusic

Won the Leeds Philosophical and Literary Society Choral Composition Prize 2009

Premiered by the King William Singers, Blackheath, December 2008

Subsquently perfotrmed by Leeds Universirt Liturgical Choir and Blossom Street

For SATB choir (div.)

Hath the Inn No Room?

Published by JeremyDibbMusic

Commissioned by the Culemborg Chapel Choir, Holland 2008

Premiered in Holland, December 2008

Subsequently performed in the UK and Spain

For SSATB choir

The Isle is Full of Noises

Won the Ebor Singers' Composition Competition 2008

Premiered by the Ebor Singers, York, July 2008

Workshopped by the BBC Symphony Chorus dir Stephen Jackson, Maida Vale, May 2010

For double choir

The Passing Year

Premiered by Helen Bailey, St Martin Within Ludgate, June 2009

Tenor premiere by Ben Francis, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, June 2009

For voice and piano

Pour out your light

Won the Shipley Arts Festival Composer Award 2009

Premiered by the Bernardi String Ensemble, May 2009 

For string quartet

Not with my soul, Love!

Premiered by Trinity College of Music Chamber Choir dir Stephen Jackson, May 2008

For SATB choir (div.)

Down by the Salley Gardens

Premiered by Chris O'Gorman, York, June 2006

For tenor and piano

When you are old

Finalist in the National Youth Choir Competition for Young Composers

Premiered by Blossom Street, June 2006

For double choir

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