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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.


Oriana Chorale joins Ad Hoc Baroque for this delightful excursion to Versailles. Christmas repertoire by French Baroque composers starting with C : Charpentier, Couperin, Campra, Clerambault. 




Sunday 27 November: 'Golden Age’ - In dulci jubilo!

Wesley Uniting Church at 3:00 pm. BOOKINGS>

Oriana’s Golden Age series continues to showcase music by the finest Renaissance composers.
The next instalment features Christmas music from 17th century Germany.
Music Director Peter Young has assembled a wonderful collection of some favourite Christmas pieces in magnificent versions for choirs, brass and organ.

The star composer is Michael Praetorius, the first great composer of Luther’s time. 


Download the Concert Program (PDF - 735.5 Kb)

Detail of early edition of Praetorius's 'Musarum Sioniarum: Motectae et Psalmi latini', 1607


Lily of the Valley

Saturday 13 August, 5:00 pm at Wesley Uniting Church, Forrest.

Entry a mere $35 and concessions; buy tickets at

Songs based on or inspired by the Song of Solomon. Music Director Peter Young says:

'For centuries composers have taken inspiration, in many different ways, from the beautiful words of the Song of Solomon, where love and religion are intertwined. Oriana presents some magnificent examples including the grandeur of Tudor England, the genius of Henry Purcell, the Romantic era and the modern age.

We are also delighted to welcome the acclaimed a cappella groupLuminescence Chamber Singers as associate artists.

We hear works from composers ancient and modern:

- Bruckner and Brumel

- - Grieg and Guerrero

- - - Purcell and Tomkins 

- - - - and the Chorale's own Phil Batterham.

Finally, William Walton will 'Set a seal upon my heart'