Our Next Concerts
Saturday 21st May: 1.15pm, Church of Our Most Holy Redeemer, Clerkenwell, London EC1R 4QE
Saturday 28th May: 6pm, St Peter's Church, Hinton Road, Bournemouth BH1 2EE
Heart's Music - Songs of Heaven and Earth
Join the critically acclaimed choir and Musical Director Dominic Ellis-Peckham for a 'rush hour' concert. Featuring stunning choral settings from Judith Weir, Kerry Andrew, Heinrich Schütz, Claudio Monteverdi, Hans Leo Hassler and a celebration of the brilliance and beauty of Ralph Vaughan-Williams during his 150th Anniversary.
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Saturday 9th July 2022 7.30pm: Queen Elizabeth Hall, South Bank Centre, London SE1
Women Composers Festival
Celebrating the power, diversity and genius of women composers past and present, London Oriana Choir brings together guest choirs from around the UK for an evening of choral music, including a world
première of a orchestral commission from Hannah Kendall.
Friday 28th October 2022, 7.30pm: St Paul's Church Covent Garden, Bedford St, London WC2E 9ED
Celebrating the power, precision, polyphony and poignancy of Heinrich Schutz in this anniversary year, join London Oriana Choir, The Meridian Sinfonia and guest soloists for stunning settings from Schutz and his influencers and prodigies.
Saturday 10th December and Tuesday 20th December 2022, 7.30pm: St James' Church, Piccadilly, London W1J 9LL
Join London Oriana Choir for their critically acclaimed Christmas concerts. Rousing festive music and carols including settings by Vaughan-Williams, Benjamin Britten, Kim Porter, Cecilia McDowall, Bob Chilcott and Eriks Esenvalds.
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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.