Our Next Concerts
Saturday 9th December 2023, 7.30pm
Friday 15th December 2023 , 7.30pm
St James’ Church, 197 Piccadilly, London W1J 9LL
Organist: Ben Comeau
Join London Oriana Choir and Dominic Ellis-Peckham for the return of their critically acclaimed Christmas performances in the stunning setting of St James’ Church in the heart of London’s Piccadilly. Featuring St George’s School Harpenden Chamber Choir (15 Dec only) and a host of well-loved audience carols and festive music from Sir David Willcocks, Sally Beamish, Jonathan Rathbone, Mykola Leontovich, Kenneth Leighton, Bob Chilcott, Tara Mack, and many more.
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 unique performance brings together the very best of 50 years of concert repertoire featuring Tomás Luis de Victoria, Giovanni Gabrieli, Antonio Lotti, Thomas Tallis, Richard Allain, Eriks Esenvalds, EricWhitacre, Jocelyn Hagen, Michael Tippett, Jessica Curry and many more. Beth Nielsen Chapman will be joining the choir on stage to recreate part of their seminal 2006 performance with her at St Paul’s Cathedral.
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, central 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 and Errollyn Wallen, with the
rarely performed Eric Whitacre work, The Stolen Child, as its centrepiece.
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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.
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.
Stuff & Nonsense
Three world premiere recordings:
Richard Rodney Bennett: Nonsense Songs
John Gardner: Seven Songs
George MacIlwham: Tam O’Shanter