OR ALMOST 40 YEARS the Oriana Chorale has delighted Canberra audiences with its performances of choral music from the centuries.
Now, with our new Music Director Peter Young, we are thrilled to provide a 2015 program of masterworks, celebrating the power of great music to challenge the mind and stir the emotions.
Peter is one of Canberra’s leading musicians as a choral conductor, organist and harpsichordist. Known for his deep understanding of music of the Renaissance and the Baroque in particular, and a past winner of a Canberra Critics Circle Award for innovative programming, Peter conducted two very successful concerts with Oriana in 2014, and follows this up with a 2015 program full of variety.
- March: Shadows and Light
- June: Songs of the Land and the People
- August: Choral Masterpiece Workshop
- October: The Golden Age - Venice
- December: High Court Christmas Celebration
We are planning some other exciting events too, including new ‘masterpiece workshops’ where advanced singers can come and join us for a day to prepare (and perform) one of the classic choral pieces.
So join us on our musical journey in 2015!
Some basic information about the choir:
We rehearse weekly on Thursday evenings from 7:30 to 10:00 at University House on the campus of The Australian National University (ANU). In addition to the three main concerts we perform each year, we also take part in a range of activities across the ACT and surrounding region.
Membership of Oriana is through audition, held when there are spaces available in your voice part. Oriana is presently interested in auditioning potential new members, particularly tenors. Click here for further information.
We are an inclusive group of musicians dedicated to quality performances of diverse repertoire from across the choral manuscript. Please take a moment to go through this site to learn more about us and our history, as well as details on attending one of our concerts.
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