Annual WORKSHOP, 22 June 2019

The Oriana Chorale's annual Workshop for all choristers in the region will be conducted again this year under the expert and enjoyable direction of Dan Walker.

Dan will lead participants (including members of the Oriana Chorale) in works by Monteverdi, Rheinberger, Gabrieli and one of his own compositions.

At 5 pm, Dan will conduct the group in a short, informal public performance of these works (no charge for non-choristers attending the performance).

Saturday 22 June 2019, 2 pm - 5.30 pm
Chapel, Canberra Girls' Grammar School
Parking at Melbourne Ave or Gawler Cresc, Deakin 2600  MAP>

This is a great opportunity for singers from choirs of the Canberra region to tune up! Join Oriana in good music, song and friendship.




Have you heard the still voice calling – yet so warm, and yet so cold:

“I’m the Mother Bush that bore you! Come to me when you are old?”

Henry Lawson

We began the year's delights with Autumn Landscapes, a collection of songs by modern and recent composers ranging from Ola Gjeilo to Samuel Barber.

The season of mists and mellow fruitfulness emerges in various guises in both classic harmonies and the more adventurous contemporary sounds-- captivating atmospheric pieces by Baltic and Australian composers.

Concerts were in Canberra and the Yass area:

#1:    Fitters' Workshop Kingston ACT  Saturday 25 May 2019 at 4:00 pm 

#2.    Crisp Galleries, Bowning NSW.  Sunday 26 May 2019, 2:00 pm. 

A stunningly beautiful collection of 20th and 21st century vocal works from some of the world’s most evocative choral composers.

You have two concert opportunities to hear a diverse programme that will enrapture and delight: 


  • 25 May: in the resonant acoustic of Fitters Workshop, still vibrating with the energy of the 2019 Canberra International Music Festival.


  • 26 May: residents of the Yass and Canberra regions can join us at the beautiful Crisp Galleries, Bowning.


#1:    Fitters' Workshop Kingston ACT  Saturday 25 May 2019, 4:00 pm


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#2.    Crisp Galleries, Bowning NSW.  Sunday 26 May 2019, 2:00 pm

Free entry. You will be so inspired as to make a generous donation on departure

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A voice from Heaven - 9 Dec 2018

September saw Oriana performing Orff's Carmina Burana to a packed house at the High Court, in a collaboration with Igitur Nos under Matthew Stuckings' direction. Matthew returns to conduct Oriana's final concert for the year on 9 December 2018, at 4 pm in the Fitters' Workshop, Kingston: A Voice From Heaven (previously billed as "...the very air itself gives voice")

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Death and Redemption

Director: Robyn Mellor
Associate artists: Polifemy
Sunday 20 May 2018, 4 pm, Canberra Girls' Grammar School Chapel

Palestrina, Missa pro Defunctis and Pentitential Psalms by Lassus, Monteverdi, Gesualdo and others.

Reviewed in Canberra City News, 21 May 2018 (Rob Kennedy) - see under "Reviews" tab or here.


Oriana's 40th Christmas


Tidings of Joy

5pm, Sun 10 December 2017, Wesley Uniting Church, Forrest.

Selections from Christ's Nativity - a rarity from Britten's teenage years, modern English carols (Bennett, Bircutt, Howells, Jackson) and music from 17th century Mexico.

With guest percussion and guitar.