Hodie! brings together a compelling selection of contemporary Christmas carols and arrangements, a snapshot or a rich and exciting repertoire of Christmas music. Four of these pieces were commissioned in recent years for the annual Portsmouth Grammar School Christmas Carol Service: Archer’s Angels for the Realms of Glory, L’Estranges’ Hodie!, Rodney-Bennett’s Coventry Carol and O’Regan’s Ecce Puer.
The PGS Chamber Choir is the school’s premier vocal ensemble, consisting of pupils from Year 9 to the Upper Sixth. Within the ranks of the choir are members of national and regional ensembles, school musical scholars, diploma holders and national competition winners. Several members of the choir also sing with the Cathedral Choir and Cantate, the Cathedral Youth Choir, with which the school has a strong relationship.