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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:

Death and Redemption:
Works by Palestrina, Monteverdi, Gesualdo, Gabrieli and others

Sun 20 May 2018, 4 pm
at the Canberra Girls' Grammar School Chapel

Director Robyn Mellor, with guest artists Polifemy

Bookings for Death and Redemption


A Choral Workshop with Dan Walker

Come and sing with the Oriana Chorale, under Dan Walker's direction!
Works by Dan Walker himself, Anerio, Esenwalds and a folk arrangement
by the Wailin' Jennys/Carl Crossin.

Saturday 30 June 2018, 2 pm - 5 pm
University House, ANU

Bookings for Dan Walker Workshop 

Carmina Burana by Carl Orff

Sun 23 September 2018, 1.30 pm
High Court of Australia

Director Matthew Stuckings, together with Igitur Nos.

Free concert - register to guarantee booking.


You shall have music at your command:
works by Imogen Holst, Vaughan Williams, Whitacre and McMillan

Sunday 9 December, 3 pm
Fitter's Workshop

Director Matthew Stuckings


Oriana is a partner of the Music Academy at Canberra Girls' Grammar School, and
acknowledges the generous support of the Academy in preparing and presenting
the Chorale's 2018 program.


 About the Oriana Chorale...

FOR 40 YEARS the Oriana Chorale has delighted Canberra audiences with its performances of choral music through the ages, and around the world. In 2018, we are presenting a varied program of Italian music from the late Renaissance and early Baroque (Death and Redemption, under the direction of Robyn Mellor), contemporary Australian music (a workshop with Dan Walker), Carl Orff's Carmina Burana, accompanied by 2 pianos and percussion (directed by Matthew Stuckings) and in December, a concert at the Fitters' Workshop with music by Imogen Holst, Vaughan Williams, James MacMillan and others, also under Matthew Stuckings' direction.

Some information
about the choir:

We rehearse weekly on Thursday evenings from 7:30 to 10:00 at the Canberra Girls' Grammar School (the Rehearsal Studio). In addition to the three concerts we perform each year, we also take part in a range of activities across the ACT and surrounding region. We continue our long-standing historic association with University House at ANU by presenting a choral community workshop with Dan Walker on 30 June 2018, and contributing to the festivities at regular University House dinners.

JOIN US! We are particularly interested in recruiting tenors, but will consider all comers. Individual auditions are normally held by arrangement prior to a rehearsal. 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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