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.
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.
- 28 May: 'Masterpiece Workshop' The Victoria Requiem. Thanks to singers who came to join us at RMC Duntroon.
- 13 August: Lily of the Valley - Songs of Solomon together with guest artists Luminescence Chamber Singers. At Wesley Uniting Church
Sunday 27 November: 'Golden Age’ Wesley Uniting Church - 3:00 pm
... Join us for our last celebration in 2016! And next year, 2017, marks the 40th anniversary of the foundation of the Chorale by Roger Wellman. There will be an even more celebratory concert in April 2017.
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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