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Oriana's 40th Christmas: Tidings of Joy
5 pm, Sun 10 December 2017
Wesley Uniting Church, Forrest





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The choir performing on stage at Llewellyn Hall, ANU, under the direction of Roland Peelman.
Photo credit Peter Hislop


2017 concert season

  • Oriana's 40th Christmas: Tidings of Joy
    5 pm, Sun 10 December 2017
    Wesley Uniting Church, Forrest
  • Northern Lights
    3pm, Sat 26 August 2017
    Fitters' Workshop, Kingston
  • The Triumphs of Oriana.
    5 pm, Sat 22 April 2017
    Great Hall University House ANU

2017 choral workshop

  • 19th Century Romantics
    2 pm - 6 pm, Sat 3 June 2017
    St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Reid 

Exciting news! Oriana is now a partner of the Music Academy at Canberra Girls' Grammar School!

 About the Oriana Chorale...

FOR 40 YEARS the Oriana Chorale has delighted Canberra audiences with its performances of choral music from the centuries. Now, with our Music Director Peter Young, we are thrilled to provide an ongoing 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 very successful concerts with Oriana in 2014, 2015 and this year. We follow up with a 2017 program full of variety. 

After three successful concerts during 2016, including a full house for the final concert Golden Age - In dulci jubilo, and a great workshop ...

This year, 2017, marks the 40th anniversary of the foundation of the Chorale by Roger Wellman.

More on the Upcoming concerts page

Some 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.

JOIN US! We are currently seeking experienced choral singers to sing in our next concert, Oriana's 40th Christmas, on Sunday 10 December, 5.00 pm, Wesley Uniting Church, Forrest ACT, and to join the choir on an ongoing basis after that. Individual auditions are normally held by arrangement prior to a rehearsal at University House. If you are interested in exploring membership of the choir, please email us via our Contact page, or email the Secretary: info[at] 

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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