Giving a voice to women composers across the UK
Promoted by the London Oriana Choir
PREMIERE OF NEXT COMMISSION FROM FIVE15 COMPOSER IN RESIDENCE ANNA DISLEY-SIMPSON
The London Oriana Choir was delighted to give the well-received world premiere of their second commission from Anna Disley-Simpson, their fourth five15 composer in residence, at their 'Beethoven 250' concert on Friday 13th March with the Meridian Sinfonia. The piece is called 'Picture Frame', for choir and orchestra, and is a setting of a poem by Alexia Sloane. Anna writes "Set on the backdrop of a lonely cityscape Picture Frame explores the bittersweetness of memory that we each see through our own individual lens. Utilising the vivid imagery illustrated in the poetry of Alexia Sloane, the music aims to suggest the shared human experience of warped nostalgia and heartbreak."
We hope to perform her third and final commission for the Choir at our planned concert on Saturday 4th July at 7.30pm at Stationers Hall, 'The Giver of Stars - North American Women' - circumstances permitting.
FIVE COMPOSERS. FIVE YEARS. FIFTEEN NEW WORKS.
The London Oriana Choir has launched a ground-breaking musical venture championing the musical talent of women composers.
The heart of the project, known as five15, is the commissioning of 15 brand new choral works from five women over five years, but it will also include a programme of new performances, educational projects, recordings and other initiatives to raise the profile of classical music written by women across the UK, as well as helping to encourage and develop the talents of new young writers.