June 23, 2020

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...

April 28, 2020

The London Oriana Choir has appointed Naomi Belshaw as Project Manager of its pioneering five15 programme, overseeing the initiative through to its completion. Five15 is a project created by the choir to support and champion women composers through commissioning new wo...

September 2, 2019

The London Oriana Choir has signed up to the Keychange initiative founded by the PRS Foundation. Keychange is an international gender equality campaign which invests in emerging talent whilst encouraging festivals, conferences and a growing range of music organisations...

June 30, 2019

  • 23-year-old Anna Disley-Simpson from Manchester announced as winner of the competition and becomes five15 composer in residence for the 2019/20 season

  • Winner chosen from four finalists at London concert on Sunday 30th June

  • Judges included composer Cecilia...

May 27, 2019

The London Oriana Choir had the opportunity to showcase the work of women composers during its recent tour to Rome. We performed Kerry Andrew's 'O nata lux' on three occasions, including during the well attended 9am Mass at the high altar in St Peter's Basilica.  There...

April 7, 2019

We were greatly honoured to be invited to perform the moving piece 'The End of All Things' by our five15 composer-in-residence Jessica Curry at last week's BAFTA Games awards at the Queen Elizabeth Hall hosted by Dara O'Briain.   With soprano soloist Ellie Sperling, th...

March 17, 2019

The London Oriana Choir were delighted to premiere Jessica Curry's second commission as five15 composer-in-residence at its concert at St Clement Danes, Strand, last night.  'Briefly it enters' is a setting of a poem by American poet and translator Jane Kenyon.  Jane p...

December 1, 2018

The London Oriana Choir recently organised a concert at Southwark Cathedral featuring Ethel Smyth's Mass in D alongside Bach's B Minor Mass. Ethel Smyth was a remarkable woman - a composer, author, suffragette, sports enthusiast, friend of Tchaikovsky and Brahms, the f...

June 22, 2018

We were delighted to announce the appointment of BAFTA-winning British composer Jessica Curry as the third five15 composer-in-residence at our well-attended third concert of music exclusively by women composers in the Sammy Ofer Gallery at the Cutty Sark on 21 June.  L...

May 18, 2018

We are delighted to hear that Rebecca Dale has signed to Decca Classics and Publishing.

The London Oriana Choir chose young British composer Rebecca Dale as the second composer-in-residence for our ground-breaking five15 project to champion the musical talent of women c...

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