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The Rising of the Sun


The Golden Age

The Golden Age


Wesley Uniting Church, Forrest
30 August, 5pm

The Oriana Chorale's second concert for 2014: jewels of polyphony from the Old World and the New - music by Lassus, Monteverdi, Schütz, Padilla and Bach.

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Mirrors in Mirror

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Mirrors in Mirror

Pärt's Berliner Messe


The Oriana Chorale's first concert for 2014 is Mirrors in Mirror: Music for Maundy Thursday. For this concert, the Chorale is joined by Canberra's “compact chorus” Kompactus.

The principal work is Arvo Pärt’s 1990 Berlin Mass. The sections of the Mass are interspersed with a capella and accompanied pieces by composers ranging from J.S. Bach, Schütz and Lotti to Eric Whitacre, Thompson and Górecki.

Oriana and Kompactus are delighted that Brett Weymark is conducting the concert as guest Music Director. Weymark devised the programme and explains “I am very excited to be returning to Canberra to work on this sublime programme with the Oriana Chorale and Kompactus.

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Take him, earth, for cherishing

50th Anniversary of JFK's Memorial


Poster design by Daniel Sanderson

A concert In Memoriam. 2013 marks the 50th year since the assissination of the 35th President of the United States, John F Kennedy. Featuring Herbert Howell's 'Take Him, Earth, for Cherishing', commissioned in 1963 for Kennedy's memorial, in addition to Duruflé's Requiem and Morten Lauridsen's Lux Aeterna.

Conducted by David Mackay, with organist Calvin Bowman




Tallis Scholars 40th Anniversary

The Tallis Scholars

40th Anniversary Australian Tour
Spem in Alium 


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The Oriana Chorale is honoured to have been invited to participate in the 40th Anniversary Australian Tour of the Tallis Scholars.

The concert is being performed at the Australian National University's Llewellyn Hall, on Friday the 25th of October at 7:30pm.

The Tallis Scholars have been perfecting the art of Renaissance vocal music for the last 40 years under founding director, Peter Phillips. They are the leading exponents of Renaissance sacred music throughout the world as one of the most awarded and acclaimed ensembles on the scene. Renowned for their exquisite historically-informed performances, they have an extensive touring and recording schedule giving over 70 concerts a year in both sacred and secular venues.

Appearing in Canberra as part of their 40th Anniversary tour the Tallis Scholars present a breath-taking program of renaissance polyphony and new compositions, mixing the ancient with the modern in a spectacular way. This concert features the divinely-inspired music of Allegri, Tallis, Byrd and Cornish for which they are renowned, and the premiere of a new commission by Calvin Bowman.
Including the extraordinary 40-part motet Spem in Alium by namesake Thomas Tallis, performed with the Oriana Chorale and the ANU Chamber Choir, this is a superb concert of absolutely stunning performances.
“The Tallis Scholars ... Absolute clarity and purity of sound, a tonal fusion that comes close to perfection...”
-La Provincia di Cremona