Oriana Women’s Choir is an auditioned ensemble of 30 amateur female singers with a long history of performance at a high artistic standard. Led by artistic director Mitchell Pady since 2011, Oriana explores the possibilities in choral music for the female voice, collaborating with a diverse range of artists to push the boundaries of typical expectations for women’s choir performances. We foster the creation of Canadian choral music, regularly commissioning works from Canadian composers for women’s voices.
Oriana presents a three-concert series, in November, February and May. Our first concert of the 2019/20 season will feature Mitchell Pady’s four-part treble arrangement of Vivaldi’s Gloria, in collaboration with the Earl Haig SS Senior Strings Ensemble and Chamber Choir, with Jonathan Elliotson on trumpet. In February, we join forces with Simcoe-area women’s choirs Double Treble and Vox Femina, and in our spring concert we will perform all-Canadian repertoire including premiere performances of works by Matthew Emery and Ben Keast, alongside selections written by the composition students they are mentoring in the Claude Watson Senior Arts program. We look forward to welcoming you to the concerts in our 48th season!