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Shadows and Light

Shadows and Light


Our first program for 2015, Shadows and Light, includes music from the 16th to the 20th centuries which commemorates loss and celebrates hope. Highlights of this, our tribute to the 2015 Anzac anniversary,  include Victoria’s Lamentations for Good Friday, among the most expressive and passionate music of the Renaissance, Bach’s motet Komm, Jesu, Komm, and pieces famous for their use in modern commemorations – John Tavener’s Song for Athene and Samuel Barber’s choral arrangement of his Adagio for Strings. We also recognise the 500th birthday of one of England’s great Tudor composers, John Sheppard, who in the time of Henry VIII wrote music of great beauty and complexity.

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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

Poster design by Daniel Sanderson

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