Our Next Concert
Friday 15th March 2024, 7pm
St John's Smith Square, London SW1P 3HA
50 Years of Song - Anniversary Gala Concert
Special Guest: Beth Nielsen Chapman
The centrepiece of this anniversary year with very special guests and the world premiere of a 50th anniversary commission from choir patron Cecilia McDowall. This performance, produced by award-winning British director Thomas Guthrie, brings together the very best of 50 years of concert repertoire featuring Tomás Luis de Victoria, Giovanni Gabrieli, Antonio Lotti, Thomas Tallis, Richard Allain, Eric Whitacre, Jocelyn Hagen, Michael Tippett, Jessica Curry and many more. Beth Nielsen Chapman and former Choir MD David Drummond will be joining the choir on stage to recreate part of their seminal 2006 performance with her at St Paul’s Cathedral.
Saturday 27th April 2024, 7pm
St Nicholas Church, 67 Church Street, Harwich, CO12 3DR
50 Years of Song
London Oriana Choir pays a special visit to Harwich Town for a programme that brings together the very best of 50 years of concert repertoire. Join us as we celebrate with music by Tomás Luis de Victoria, Antonio Lotti, Jocelyn Hagen, Michael Tippett and many others, including an anniversary commission from choir patron Cecilia McDowall.
Saturday 18th May 2024, 1pm
Church of Our Most Holy Redeemer, 24 Exmouth Market, London EC1R 4QE
London Oriana Choir returns to Exmouth Market and the eclectic setting of Our Most Holy Redeemer in Clerkenwell for a programme devoted to the limitless possibilities of choral ensembles. With music stretching genres, centuries and cultures, London Oriana Choir offers a rousing programme of music from Haiti, Malaysia, Brazil, France, South Africa and many other countries.
Saturday 22nd June 2024, 2pm - 5.30pm
Alumni + Choir Choral Workshop with The Gesualdo Six, London
London Oriana Choir alumni who have not received a mailing from us can find out more about this event by emailing us.
Thursday 4th July 2024, 7.30pm
Union Chapel, Compton Terrace, London N1 2UN
To the Waters and the Wild
Special guests: The Gesualdo Six
Multi-award winning The Gesualdo Six join London Oriana Choir in their final 50th anniversary celebrations for a concert heralding the future, featuring a collection of bold and beautiful choral
settings including Cecilia McDowall, Bob Chilcott, Richard Allain and Errollyn Wallen, with Eric Whitacre's seminal multi-choir work, The Stolen Child, as its centrepiece.
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**NEW ALBUM - RELEASED 15 MARCH 2024**
Celebrating its 50th Anniversary, London Oriana Choir presents an album of recordings of nine a capella commissions written for the Choir’s ground-breaking five15 initiative promoting women composers, with works by composers-in-residence Cheryl Frances Hoad, Rebecca Dale, Jessica Curry, Anna Disley-Simpson and Hannah Kendall.
EXPECTED DESPATCH 18 MARCH
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.