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Oriana Consort


Walter L. Chapin, Director; Caroline Harvey, Assistant Director

32 voices: 8s-8a-8t-8b. Accomplished semi-professional chorale, based in Cambridge.

Eclectic repertory, spanning the Renaissance through the 21st century — including a commission premiered in December 2012.

Three performances of a December program in Cambridge, Boston, and Brookline: 1st half a cappella; 2nd half accompanied by a period instrumental ensemble. Three performances of a late February / early March a cappella program in Cambridge, Boston, and a suburb. Three performances of an early May a cappella program in Cambridge, Boston, and a suburb. All soloists in Oriana concerts are always Oriana members; we never engage non-member soloists.

Sunday evenings 6-9 pm near Harvard Square, Cambridge. If the first performance of a concert program is on a Sunday, there is a Saturday afternoon final rehearsal on the preceding day. A few sectional rehearsals are sometimes arranged at other times.

Auditions: Yes

Contact: Email info@orianaconsort.org or director@orianaconsort.org to request information about Oriana or its performances. A detailed PDF writeup about the group is available on request.

Website:  www.orianaconsort.org for info. To hear audio clips, click LISTEN.

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Oriana Consort

March 2019

To a Place Beyond: Dissimilar choral works — Same journey

Sat, March 30 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm EDT
First Lutheran Church of Boston, 299 Berkeley Street
Boston, 02116
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$15 – $20

Why do we delight in listening to music? Possibly because to hear music is to be transported to a place beyond ourselves, a special place where our spirits are moved. And this magic can happen quite independently of the particular musical genre that we may be listening to! In March, Oriana presents five very dissimilar choral works from five very different genres, yet each of which is equally capable of moving us: Tomás Luis de Victoria’s Missa O magnum mysterium…

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