OR ALMOST 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 a 2016 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 and 2015, and follows this up with a 2016 program full of variety.
Sunday 17 April: How sweet the music . Shakespearean Songs and Readings; University House. This concert was, we humbly submit, an unqualified success, with a supportive full house; thanks all.
Saturday 28 May: 'Masterpiece Workshop'; The Victoria Requiem. All experienced choristers are welcome to join us. 2pm to 5pm. Performance at 5:30pm open to all. At the chapel of the RMC Duntroon.
Saturday 13 August: Lily of the Valley - Songs of Solomon Wesley Uniting Church - 5:00pm
Sunday 20 November: 'Golden Age’ (with brass) St Andrew’s Church - time TBA
... Join us on our musical journey in 2016! And next year, 2017, marks the 40th anniversary of the foundation of the Chorale by Roger Wellman. There will be a celebratory concert in Autumn and a special program including Vivaldi in November.
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.
Membership of Oriana is by 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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