The five15 project's first commission, So true a fool is love by Cheryl Frances-Hoad, was performed by the London Oriana Choir at a reception in the Great Hall on 10 October to celebrate the reopening of the Queen's House. The inspiration for Cheryl's piece is Gentileschi’s Joseph and Potiphar’s Wife – one of a sequence of paintings commissioned for the Queen’s House by Charles I and Henrietta Maria. Now part of the Royal Collection, the painting is on loan to the Museum and
The London Oriana Choir's five15 are running an innovative and engaging free workshop for young women interested in creating, composing and devising vocal music. Directed by five15 mentor, the critically acclaimed composer/vocalist Kerry Andrew, and our musical director, the internationally renowned conductor and presenter Dominic Peckham, this unique practical workshop welcomes young women studying music between the ages of 16-18 to take part, share ideas, styles and methods
This month's video release from our inaugural five15 concert in July is the world premiere performance of So True a Fool is Love by composer-in-residence Cheryl Frances-Hoad. The piece is a setting of Shakespeare's Sonnet 57. Watch it here. With thanks to Cheryl's publisher Cadenza Music.