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ORA Singers at the Opus Klassik Awards

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September 19th, 2018

We’re delighted that ORA Singers have been awarded Best Ensemble of the Year (Choral) at the Opus Klassik Awards, for our Many are the Wonders album!

The Opus Klassik Awards are Germany’s leading classical music awards, organised by the Bundesverband Musikindustrie (BVMI) which is made up of many of the biggest names in the music industry including Deutsche Gramophone, Sony and Warner Classics.

Competition is stiff, and the past winners in all categories read like a who’s who of the classical music world. So we are incredibly pleased to have won such a huge accolade in only our third year!

We’re delighted that our record label @harmoniamundi have been announced as this year’s #GramoAwards Label of the Year!

Nurturing the future of classical music

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July 24th, 2018

Hailed as “the mother of all music” by the Daily Telegraph, awarded an OBE for her contribution to music education, and invited by Mick Jagger to be official choir director for the Rolling Stones’ 50th Anniversary Tour, choral conductor and music educator Suzi Digby has spent much of her career trail-blazing the revival of singing in UK schools and the community.

Read the full interview Interview by Frances Marshall over at finalnotemagazine.com

Brian’s Picks – Suzi Digby

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July 11th, 2018

In the latest episode of Brian’s Picks, conductor Suzi Digby joins Brian Newhouse for music and conversation, sharing recordings of six works performed by her new ensemble, ORA. Selections include works by Thomas Tallis, Bob Chilcott, William Byrd, and more.

Listen to the show on yourclassical.org

Ora Singers Features In August Edition Of BBC Music Magazine

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July 9th, 2018

Andrew Stewart interviews ORA Singers’ Artistic Director & Founder, Suzi Digby, about the group’s ambitious plans to commission 100 new works by 100 different composers in 10 years.

ORA’s a cappella commissions are intended to stand as a bridge between the golden era of the Renaissance sacred polyphony and what Digby contends is today’s equally gilded age of choral composition.”- Andrew Stewart, BBC Music Magazine August Edition 2018.

You can find the full article in the August edition of BBC Music Magazine.

Ora Singers Announced As Artist In Residence At Lso St Luke’s

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July 9th, 2018

Starting in 2019, ORA Singers will become resident at the vibrant musical venue and rehearsal space of the London Symphony Orchestra, LSO St. Luke’s. Our shared values of musical excellence, innovation and commitment to promoting music to a wider public make this an exciting partnership, and we look forward to it evolving during our stay on London’s Culture Mile. We couldn’t be more excited about this new collaboration and we’d like to extend our thanks to Karen Cardy and the team at LSO St Luke’s for helping it become a reality.

Read more on ORA’s website

Stephen Fry Announced As President Of Ora Singers

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July 9th, 2018

ORA Singers is delighted to announce that, earlier this year, Stephen Fry agreed to become our President. Stephen has been a huge fan of ORA’s work, and has been following our progress since our Launch back in February 2016. Stephen also recently sponsored one of ORA’s commissions, ‘Stella’ by the Spanish composer, Francisco Coll. Coll had been commissioned by ORA to write his first ever choral work, and upon first hearing it, Stephen jumped at the opportunity to sponsor the piece.

Read more on ORA’s website

The best choral music for Easter

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March 29th, 2017

For hundreds of years, composers have been inspired by the Easter story to write some of the most beautiful and heart-rending classical music ever created. We asked some of Britain’s top choral conductors to choose their favourite choral works… Keep reading

Refuge from the Flames CD review – ORA hit stratospheric notes, right and ‘wrong’

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October 31st, 2016

This second disc by high-class chamber-choir newcomers Ora draws together a varied but effortlessly coherent programme around Psalm 50 – the Miserere – and the writings of Savonarola, the 15th-century Florentine priest and reformer burnt for heresy. If the choir’s version of the Allegri Miserere sounds slightly unfamiliar, that’s because Ora use for the first few verses a new edition correcting a supposed transcription error… Keep reading at theguardian.com

Suzi Digby as Published in Choral Directions 2016, Choir & Organ. (C) Rhinegold Publishing Ltd 2016. Used by permission.

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October 7th, 2016

Top Gear
Energy and drive characterise Suzi Digby’s approach to choral music – and Andrew Stewart detects no sign of her stepping on the brakes

Youthful spirits
There are probably more opportunities now for young people to sing in a choir than at any other time in our history. Suzi Digby talks to Andrew Stewart about the Voices Foundation

Published in Choral Directions 2016, Choir & Organ. (C) Rhinegold Publishing Ltd 2016. Used by permission.

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September 7th, 2016

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