Our latest concert: Horizons
Saturday 27th March
A free virtual concert connecting composers, choirs and audiences from across the globe, as we look to the future with hope for health and happiness for all.
London Oriana Choir, Dominic Ellis Peckham and special guest choirs and collaborators from around the world present choral settings and sounds to help heal and inspire, including a very special first broadcast of Jacob Narverud's adaptation of 'You Are The New Day' by John David, arranged by Peter Knight, recorded in lockdown, and a special guest appearance by award-winning US singer-songwriter Beth Nielsen Chapman.
London Oriana Choir prides itself on presenting a varied and exciting schedule of programmes for our loyal audience and newcomers alike around the UK and abroad.
Our concerts span traditional choral repertoire to premieres of works from composers we support through our five15 programme and much more besides. Most recently, we have added virtual concerts to our schedule to ensure music continues to flourish in challenging circumstances.
Follow the links below for more information on forthcoming concerts and to book tickets. Subscribe to our mailing list using the form below to receive concert announcements and we hope to see you at our concerts soon. Until then, you can hear us sing today on Spotify and YouTube.
Global Women: Mightier Music
Our second online broadcast, celebrating the music of women composers as part of our five15 initiative, connecting viewers, choirs, and choral leaders across the world with guest internal choir performances and a brand new virtual release of a work by Amy Beach.
Saturday 7th November 2020, 7:30pm
Making Waves – Virtual concert
Our first online broadcast - a very special virtual concert of works by women composers, featuring unseen clips and performances, unique interviews and the world première of Anna Disley-Simpson’s lockdown commission, Waves.
Saturday 4th July 2020, 7:30pm
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The Lady Oriana
Celebrating the launch of its innovative five15 project to promote women composers, London’s most exciting choir presents a selection of choral masterpieces from across the ages ranging from John Wilbye’s late 16th century madrigal The Lady Oriana in honour of Queen Elizabeth I to O nata lux, a composition by British Composer Award-winning contemporary composer Kerry Andrew.
The London Oriana Choir joins the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Alfie Boe, Billy Idol, Phil Daniels and Pete Townshend in an exciting new orchestration of his classic rock opera by Rachel Fuller and Martin Batchelar, conducted by Robert Ziegler. CD recording, and DVD/Blu-Ray of the world première performance at the Royal Albert Hall in July 2015.
Fresh, exciting arrangements of all your Christmas favourites plus a few pieces you wouldn't have heard before, including the world premiere recording of Kenneth Leighton's Nativitie (2013).
Armstrong Gibbs: Odysseus
The première recording of the choral masterpiece Odysseus by Cecil Armstrong Gibbs, by the London Oriana Choir and the BBC Concert Orchestra (2007).
If you like Vaughan Williams’s A Sea Symphony you will love this tuneful and evocative work. Featuring Susan Gritton and Mark Stone as soprano and baritone soloists, the work tells the familiar story of Odysseus's wanderings after the fall of Troy, and his return to Ithaca. The CD also includes Dyson’ Four Songs for Sailors.
If Love Could Say God’s Name (DVD)
Recorded live at St Paul’s Cathedral, this hour-long programme is a celebration of peace. Beth Nielsen Chapman and the London Oriana Choir perform arrangements of Beth’s songs by David Drummond.
Walford Davies: Everyman
Premiered in 1904, in an age notable for such works as Elgar's The Dream of Gerontius, Everyman has had only two performances in a hundred years and has never previously been recorded. This Dutton Digital recording was a Gramophone Magazine – Editor’s Choice.
Stuff & Nonsense
Three world premiere recordings:
Richard Rodney Bennett: Nonsense Songs
John Gardner: Seven Songs
George MacIlwham: Tam O’Shanter
In Dulci Jubilo
Music for Advent and Christmas, including Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols and 14 other tracks including the Coventry Carol, Gorecki’s Totus Tuus, Bruckner’s Ave Maria and Darke’s In the Bleak Midwinter.