Our Next Concert:
In Beat and Bach We Trust
Friday 15th October 2021, 7.30pm
St Paul's Church, Covent Garden, London WC2E 9ED
Join the London Oriana Choir and Dominic Ellis-Peckham for a celebration of world rhythms.
Lobet Den Herrn - JS Bach
Bruremarsj - Jan Magne Førde
The Runner - Bob Chilcott
Kalinda - Sydney Guillaume
The Angel - Tina Andersson
Mass in F# minor - Zenobia Powell Perry
Green Fingers - Shruti Rajesekar
Vespertillians - Jocelyn Hagen
The Merciful King
Friday 10th December 2021, 7.30pm
St Clement Dane Church, London WC2R 1DH; and
Saturday 18th December 2021, 7.30pm
St James' Church, Piccadilly, London W1J 9LL
Join the London Oriana Choir and Dominic Ellis-Peckham for the return of our traditional Christmas musical celebration including the world premiere of our first commission from final five15 composer-in-residence Hannah Kendall, and audience carols.
Organist: Peter Foggitt
SAVE THE DATE: Saturday 29th January 2022, 2pm: Come and Sing, central London venue tbc
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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.