Author Archives: Laura Inostroza

May 25th 2019: Inspired – The Music of Jeff Enns

In our Spring concert we will be joined by Canadian composer and Waterloo native, Jeff Enns. This concert will feature works by Enns himself (including several premières), as well as pieces Enns has hand selected from music that inspired him to write for women’s voices. Join us as we journey with the composer through conversations and songs to better understand ...

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February 23rd 2019: love fail

Contemporary composer David Lang’s love fail has been called a meditation on the timelessness of love weaving texts from Tristan and Isolde, adapted by the composer from a variety of source texts, together with contemporary poetry by Lydia Davis. The SSAA piece was originally scored for a vocal quartet, and in our performance, audiences will be delighted to hear the ...

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Nov 24th 2018: Carols & Lullabies

The 2018-2019 Season opens with a seasonal concert, complete with Sanya Eng on harp, Andy Morris on marimba and Michael Savona on guitar. Featuring Benjamin Britten’s staple for Christmastime, A Ceremony of Carols, and Conrad Susa’s Carols & Lullabies: Christmas in the Southwest, and rounded out with works for the holiday season by Daley, Sirett, Spry and Watson Henderson. Saturday, ...

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May 6th, 2018 – Ensemble! with Adleisia

ORIANA is honoured to share the stage with Adleisia, a brilliant women’s chamber choir based in Montreal. We are thrilled to present a shared programme with selections from the Artistic Directors of both choirs; ORIANA’s Mitchell Pady and Adleisia’s Amelia McMahon and Virgine Pacheco. The concert will feature performances by each choir and present the combined forces singing, among other ...

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February 24th, 2018 – Selections from the Shed

Artistic Director Mitchell Pady shovelled his way to the storage shed this winter and unearthed a treasure: a selection of ORIANA’s favourites from our library. These gems include Randall Thompson’s stunning Alleluia and works by Canadians Eleanor Daley, R. Murray Schafer, Ruth Moody, Stephen Chatman, and our own Ruth Watson Henderson. We loved all of them the first time around, ...

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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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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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