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
Friday 15th March 2024, 7pm
St John's Smith Square, London SW1P 3HA
50 Years of Song - Anniversary Gala Concert
Special Guest: Beth Nielsen Chapman
The centrepiece of this anniversary year with very special guests and the world premiere of a 50th anniversary commission from choir patron Cecilia McDowall. This performance, produced by award-winning British director Thomas Guthrie, brings together the very best of 50 years of concert repertoire featuring Tomás Luis de Victoria, Giovanni Gabrieli, Antonio Lotti, Thomas Tallis, Richard Allain, Eric Whitacre, Jocelyn Hagen, Michael Tippett, Jessica Curry and many more. Beth Nielsen Chapman and former Choir MD David Drummond will be joining the choir on stage to recreate part of their seminal 2006 performance with her at St Paul’s Cathedral.
New Album Release: 'Her Voice'
Friday 15th March 2024
London Oriana Choir presents an album of recordings of nine a capella commissions written for the Choir’s ground-breaking five15 initiative promoting women composers, with works by composers-in-residence Cheryl Frances Hoad, Rebecca Dale, Jessica Curry, Anna Disley-Simpson and Hannah Kendall. The album will be available on all major streaming and download channels (click the image for a Spotify pre-save), and CDs can also be pre-ordered here.
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.
Friday 15th December 2023
In the stunning setting of St James’s Church in the heart of London’s Piccadilly, London Oriana Choir performs 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; with guests St George’s School Harpenden Chamber Choir.
Organist: Ben Comeau
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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.