London Oriana Choir is one of Britain’s leading choral groups and one of the most exciting and versatile in London with a rich history of performances and recordings.
From baroque to rock, sacred to secular, a cappella or accompanied in venues great and small in London, around the UK and abroad, we welcome you to listen, support and join us in making and appreciating great music.
In 2016, the choir launched its five15 initiative in support of women composers, a five year project which included increased programming, commissions, recordings and much more.
In the 2023/24 season the choir is celebrating its 50th Anniversary.
Retiring collections at this year's London concerts
in aid of Music for Dementia
Saturday 9th and Friday 15th December 2023, 7.30pm
St James's Church, Piccadilly, London W1J 9LL
Organist: Ben Comeau
Join London Oriana Choir and Dominic Ellis-Peckham for the return of their critically acclaimed Christmas performances in the stunning setting of St James’s Church in the heart of London’s Piccadilly. Featuring St George’s School Harpenden Chamber Choir (15 Dec only) and a host of well-loved audience carols and festive music from Sir David Willcocks, Sally Beamish, Mykola Leontovich, Kenneth Leighton, Bob Chilcott, Tara Mack, and many more.
Over its almost 50-year history, London Oriana Choir has gained an enviable reputation for its professionalism, high musical standards, a varied and eclectic repertoire and excellent presentation skills.
Our members tell us over and over again that, for them, London Oriana Choir is all about the joy of music-making, excellence, variety, community and passion.
Tuesday 20th December 2022
Rousing festive music and carols including settings by Vaughan-Williams, Benjamin Britten, Cecilia McDowall, Bob Chilcott and Eric Whitacre.
Harp: Cecily Beer
Organ: Andrew Tait
In the blue
The piece draws on a poem by US educator and women's rights advocate Alice Freeman Palmer (d.1902). It was commissioned from Anna Disley-Simpson during her composer residency with the London Oriana Choir in 2019-21 as part of a five year initiative by the Choir to promote the work of women composers (www.five15.org) through new commissions from five composers. This is the first recording release from the five15 programme.