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The choir

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. 

What's on?

Saturday 4th November 2023,  7.30pm

St Paul's Church, Bedford St, London WC2E 9ED

Choral Icons

London Oriana Choir brings a very special choral celebration to one of the city’s most cherished venues for its first concert promotion of the 50th Anniversary season.  The performance features choral icons from across the ages, with seminal compositions from Benjamin Britten, Cecilia McDowall, Sir John Tavener, Gustav Holst, Sir James MacMillan, Eriks Esenvalds, Felix Mendelssohn, Hildegard von Bingen, Dobrinka Tabakova, Antonio Lotti and many more.

Saturday 9th and Friday 15th December 2023, 7.30pm

St James's Church, Piccadilly, London W1J 9LL

Candlelight Carols

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 The Choir of St George’s School Harpenden and a host of well-loved audience carols and festive music from Sir David Willcocks, Sally Beamish, Mykola Leontovich, Kenneth Leighton, John Rutter, Bob Chilcott, Tara Mack, and many more.

 

 

 

Check out our 50th anniversary season programme here!

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London Oriana Choir is amongst the most versatile choirs in London, with the highest quality musical standards, a great blend of voices and exciting programming.

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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.

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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.

Recent events

Livestreamed concert

Stars

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

Recent recordings

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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.

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Vespertilians (Bats)

An electric setting by American composer Jocelyn Hagen of text from Ovid’s Metamorphoses celebrating these wonderful mysterious creatures.

All recordings

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