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Giving a voice to women composers across the UK

Promoted by the London Oriana Choir

TWO WORLD PREMIERES BY WOMEN COMPOSERS PERFORMED AT OPERA HOLLAND PARK

The London Oriana Choir was delighted to return to the stage at Opera Holland Park on 19th July for its first live performance since the pandemic started, joined by the City of London Sinfonia and Opera Holland Park Young Artists.  Haydn’s effervescent Nelson Mass took centre stage, alongside two world premières by women composers: 'In The Blue' by Anna Disley-Simpson, her final commission as the choir's fourth five15 composer in residence, and 'Harlem Night Song' by the choir's very own Tara Mack. 

The concert was featured on ITV London news, including interviews with Anna, Dominic Ellis-Peckham and choir members.  

September marks the start of the final year of the five15 project, and three commissions from the choir's fifth composer in residence, Hannah Kendall.

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THE VISION
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.