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50 Years of Song | London Oriana Choir

Friday March 15, 2024 at 19:00
St John's Smith Square, London
£40, £25, £25
Phone for tickets: 020 7222 1061
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  1. Color of Roses - Beth Nielsen Chapman
  2. Nigra sum - Tomás Luis de Victoria
  3. Prayers of an Atheist - Beth Nielsen Chapman
  4. World premiere - Cecilia McDowall
  5. Leonardo dreams of his flying machine - Eric Whitacre
  6. Angelus ad Pastores - Giovanni Gabrieli
  7. Crucifixus - Antonio Lotti
  8. Salvator mundi - Thomas Tallis
  9. Gradual No 2: Os justi, from 4 Graduals, for a cappella mixed voices - Anton Bruckner
  10. Geistliches Lied Op 30 - Johannes Brahms
  11. Christ's Love Song - Richard Allain
  12. Vespertilians - Jocelyn Hagen
  13. In their gold coats - Anna Disley-Simpson
  14. Steal away, from A Child of our Time - Sir Michael Tippett
  15. Home - Jessica Curry
  16. In Lak'ech - Tara Mack
  17. Kalinda - Sydney Guillaume

The centrepiece of the choir's 50th anniversary year brings together the best of its concert repertoire spanning five decades and seven centuries, plus a special guest, the twice Grammy-nominated US singer/songwriter Beth Nielsen Chapman recreating two pieces from a seminal performance with the choir at a concert for peace in St Paul’s Cathedral in London in 2006.

Other highlights from this most versatile choir include the world premiere of the anniversary commission by the choir's patron Cecilia McDowall and works ranging from Renaissance composers such as Spain’s Tomas Luis Victoria and Italy’s Giovanni Gabrieli, via the 19th century with Bruckner and Brahms to contemporary writers such as Eric Whitacre and Jessica Curry.

For this concert, the choir is also working for the first time with Thomas Guthrie, an innovative and award-winning British director and musician working in theatre and music to tell stories in vivid, new and direct ways.

St John's Smith Square
Smith Square

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