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...

We were very proud to hear our first five15 composer-in-residence Cheryl Frances-Hoad on the BBC Radio 3 programme The Choir, along with campaigner for women composers Jessy McCabe. Both women spoke eloquently and passionately about the project and the need for women c...

April 17, 2016

We are proud to announce the first five15 concert, featuring the first commission from the London Oriana Choir's inaugural five15 composer, Cheryl Francis-Hoad.


The Throne of Beauty: Phenomenal Women

The Dry Berth at the Cutty Sark, Wednesday 6th July @ 7.30pm


The Londo...

April 17, 2016

Today we're very excited to announce the official beginning of our five15 project, a ground-breaking new venture aimed at promoting new choral works by British women composers, a much neglected sector of the genre. Called five15, the choir plans to work with five femal...

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