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.  Kerry’s piece was performed by the choir in July 2016 as part of a programme of music entirely by women composers at the launch concert for five15.  The album also includes Schutz Jauchzet dem Herren, Victoria Tamquam ad Latronem, Pearsall Lay a Garland, Paulus Pilgrim's Hymn, and Dominic Peckham's arrangement of Tourdion. Listen to samples here.

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From Babylon to Brazil: Songs of Love and Devotion

 

Celebrating its 40th anniversary and the arrival of its new Musical Director Dominic Peckham, London’s most versatile choir presents a selection of choral masterpieces from across the ages on the theme of love and devotion.  This 2015 album includes the première recording of Toby Young’s Ave Regina Caelorum, Richard Allain's setting of In the Bleak Midwinter (selected for Classic FM’s popular prime-time Drive slot by Classic FM and Making Music), Dominic Peckham's arrangement of O Come O Come Emmanuel, as well as works by Burton, Whitacre, Jannson, Victoria, Tallis and Monteverdi. Listen to samples here.

 

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Classic Quadrophenia

The London Oriana Choir joins the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Alfie Bowe, 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. Listen to samples here.

 

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Nativitie

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). Listen to samples here.

 

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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. Listen to samples here.

 

‘very able performers give a heartfelt account of themselves’ Tempo (the journal of CUP)

‘a bright, steady tone and good enunciation... definitely a winner’ Fanfare

 

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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. Includes songs in Hebrew and Zulu alongside arrangements of Ave Maria, Steal Away and Amazing Grace. The service includes Bible readings and extracts from the writings of Nobel Peace Prize winners Jody Williams and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

 

‘nothing short of riveting... stunning.’ Country Music People

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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.  Listen to samples here.

‘...the London Oriana Choir revels in it. David Drummond conducts with obvious conviction and the Kensington SO responds warmly.’ Sunday Telegraph

‘well directed... full, brilliant sound’ The Guardian

 

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Stuff & Nonsense

Richard Rodney Bennett: Nonsense Songs

John Gardner: Seven Songs

George MacIlwham: Tam O’Shanter

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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.

 

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