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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.

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What's on?

Friday 28th October 2022, 7.30pm

St Paul's Church Covent Garden, Bedford St,

London WC2E 9ED

Schütz 350

Celebrating the power, precision, polyphony and poignancy of Heinrich Schütz in this anniversary year, join London Oriana Choir and the Rosewood Consort for stunning settings from Schütz and his influencers and prodigies.

Tickets

Check out our 2022/23 season concert progamme!

five15 e-single release: 'In the blue'

 

The first recording from our five15 initiative was released on 8th July.  Available on Spotify and all other major streaming channels.

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Hear us

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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Hire us

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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Join us

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: Hope, Faith, Life and Love

Saturday 12th March 2022

A concert of rousing choral writing inspired by the global cries for peace in our time including works by Cecilia McDowall, Eric Whitacre and Will Todd, the UK premiere of Dale Trumbore's Breathe in Hope - alongside the world premiere of Tuxedo: Dust Bowl #2, a commission from composer-in -residence Hannah Kendall.

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