In April 2016, London Oriana Choir launched a ground-breaking musical venture championing the musical talent of women composers.


The heart of the project, known as five15, is the commissioning of 15 brand new choral works from five women over five years, but it also includes a commitment to increase programming of women composers, educational projects, recordings, a competition, a final festival and other initiatives to raise the profile of classical music written by women across the UK, as well as helping to encourage and develop the talents of new young writers.


In the first four years, composers-in-residence included Cheryl Frances-Hoad, Rebecca Dale, Jessica Curry and the current incumbent Anna Disley-Simpson. In September 2020, Hannah Kendall was announced as the fifth and final five15 composer for the 2021/22 season.


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The choir operates as a company limited by guarantee (London Oriana Choir Ltd), UK registered charity 1038120.
Background image copyright 2017 Kathleen Holman, used with permission.