The London Oriana Choir is one of Britain's leading choral groups and one of the most exciting in London. Since 1996 it has been under the directorship of David Drummond, who has further developed the choir with his vision, innovative teaching ideas and new repertoire.
The choir has performed in all of London's major concert halls, including the Southbank Centre, the Barbican and the Royal Albert Hall, as well as the major church and cathedral buildings including St Martin-in-the-Fields, St James's Piccadilly and St Paul's and Southwark Cathedrals. Abroad, it has given concerts in such venues as the Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris and the Pushkin Palace outside St Petersburg, at festivals in Aix-en-Provence, Strasbourg, Aachen and Cork, and at other important venues in Russia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Holland, Iceland, France, Germany, Spain, Belgium and Italy. In May 2008 the choir performed a successful tour to Riga, Latvia and will tour the Jura region of France in October 2008.
The choir's repertoire is broad, ranging from the great choral and orchestral works by Verdi, Brahms, Mozart, Handel and Bach to contemporary commissions. A cappella music is sung in many languages and in all styles from early Renaissance to the present day, from secular to sacred, classical to jazz and including popular and folk music from around the world. The choir is often accompanied by professional orchestras and has recently performed with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Brandenburg Sinfonia, and Fine Arts Brass.