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22 Jun: our famous Workshop

at Canberra Girls' Grammar School chapel




Lock in 17 Nov for our final concert at CGGS


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Recorded Nov 2016 at:

-- thanks to Artsound FM


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>

Tickets here>>

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


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Our final concert for the year will offer interpretations old and new of:

Seven last words

settings by Heinrich Schütz and James MacMillan

at the Chapel, Canberra Girls' Grammar School

Sunday 17 November 2019


Schütz (1585–1672) was a German composer and organist, generally regarded as the most important German composer before Johann Sebastian Bach. His Die sieben Worte Jesu Christi am Kreuz is a highly regarded work in German. 

Composer and conductor Sir James MacMillan’s Seven Last Words from the Cross was commissioned by BBC Television and first screened in seven nightly episodes during Holy Week 1994.

The opening bars of Die Sieben Worte by Schütz from the Breitkopf und Härtel 1885 edition, Leipzig. Source

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Oriana Chorale is also honoured to continue the tradition of singing at University House dinners at ANU. Remaining dates this year are: 

  • Yuletide in July, 10 July 
  • Christmas, 4 December