Hilary's choral music has been performed in the US, Spain, Poland, Lithuania, France, Sweden, Germany and Holland, as well as around the UK, and by professional and amateur ensembles alike, including: BBC Singers; BBC Symphony Chorus; 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; 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 King's College, Cambridge, 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 also 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. 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, her setting of Blow the Wind Southerly features on the Naxos disc Down by the Sea, and her upper voice work, Song of the Dane Women, is included on a third Naxos disc, This Day. The Marian Consort recently included her setting of Ave Maria, a work the group commissioned, on their recent disc, Music for the Queen of Heaven. Recent commissions include those for the Godolphin Vocal Ensemble, Antara Korai Children’s Choir of Alcorcón and Música y Mística, Avila.
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, she wrote an arrangement of the 'Twelve Days of Christmas' for HBO, and she frequently receives commissions from the London Gay Men's Chorus. 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.