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


2018 brings you a concert season that ranges from Renaissance to Recent.

After a fantastic 40th anniversary year in 2017, gaining a Canberra Critics Award and full houses under Peter Young's direction, we offer more delights for 2018:Page of a Palestrina Mass, Venice 1600. Image: Library of Congress

Palestrina and Penitential Psalms
4 pm, Sun 20 May 2018
at the CGGS Chapel
Director Robyn Mellor

Carmina Burana by Carl Orff
1:30pm Sun 23 Sep '18
in the High Court, together with Igitur Nos under the direction of Matthew Stuckings

Another Innovative Advent - later in the year, details to be announced shortly.

Some additional opportunities not to be missed:

  • 2018 choral workshop - New works; 2 pm - 6 pm, Sat 30 June 2018 in the Hall of University House; conducted by Dan Walker.
  • CGGS Music Academy Celebrates Community Concert, Wed 4th April, conducted by Joel Copeland, Dean, Music Academy, CGGS. A Dan Forrest work titled Jubilate Deo.

BOOKING INFORMATION, including season ticket details and links to TryBooking, will be posted shortly.

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 ...


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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