Author Archives: Laura Inostroza

Winner of Oriana’s Choral Composition Competition

We are pleased to announce the Winner of this year’s Choral Composition Competition is Nicholas Ryan Kelly. Commended by the Vancouver Sun for his “sophisticated work of such immediate, glittery appeal,” Nicholas Ryan Kelly is a composer who draws inspiration from speculative fiction, science, and nature. While an undergraduate, he composed scores to over a dozen student and independent films—several of ...

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May 27th: Sing a New Song: A Celebration of Canadian Choral Music

This concert highlights new Canadian choral music for women: commissions by Peter Togni, composer-in-residence Matthew Emery, and honorary patron Ruth Watson Henderson, as well as the winner of ORIANA’s 2016/2017 Choral Composition Competition, Nicholas Ryan Kelly. Rounding out the program are selections from Canadian composers R. Murray Schaefer, Harry Somers, Riho Maimets, Timothy Corlis and more. Choristers on the pieces ...

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Lovely Review in Estonian Life/Eesti Elu

Big thanks to Kristi Allik who wrote this wonderful review of our March 5th concert in the publication Eesti Elu (Estonian Life) Click on the photo to be directed to the site where the post is found electronically!

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Always Accepting New Singers

ORIANA is always welcoming new voices to the fold. We hold auditions throughout the season and are currently especially interested in Soprano 1 and Alto 2 voices. If you would be interested in joining us, simply send an email to auditions@orianachoir.com

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March 5th: Journey Around the Sun: The Music of Veljo Tormis and Giovanni Pergolesi

ORIANA presents two major works for women’s voices, from the twentieth and eighteenth centuries. Veljo Tormis is a world-renowned Estonian composer who draws on local folk songs as inspiration for his many choral works. Looduspildid has four movements, each containing several lyrical miniatures. The second half of the concert comprises a well-loved work by Giovanni Pergolesi, showcasing ORIANA’s classical ensemble ...

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