I am an adult learner, and have ambitions to give up my full time work in favour of music at some point when I am significantly more musically accomplished. One of my plans includes working with an amateur adult choir. To this end I am taking classes in choral conducting, voice, Kodaly and piano.
About six months ago I moved to a new area, and now attend a church where there is no music except for hymns on a Sunday. Indeed, I am the best pianist available, so even with my limited skills I get to select and accompany the hymns. However, the congregation sing beautifully in tune, and with joy and gusto.
I'm considering speaking to the local minister about putting together a small choir for a carol service at Christmas time. Several of the congregation have independently told me that they would like to be in a church choir, and the minister has said that he will support me in anything that I want to do musically. So I'm sure that my offer would be accepted.
I'd like to have an idea of suitable music before I make the offer. It would need to be fairly simple for the choir, conductor and accompanist.
Do you have any recommendations of books or web sites that I could peruse for simple arrangements of Christmas music for adults?