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The Oriana Singers

Oriana Singers

Mixed Semi-Pro Ensemble

Based in Chicago, IL

The Oriana Singers have been stretching artistic boundaries since first coming together in 1979. Led by noted conductor William Chin, they have toured Chicagoland and abroad, experimenting with the chemistry of Renaissance songs and contemporary vocal jazz spark for audiences and singers. The six-voice soprano-soprano-alto-tenor-baritone-bass (SSATBB) configuration of The Oriana Singers has been recognized by leading critics for making a difference in presenting a wide range of a cappella music for diverse audiences. This mission has expanded to foster collaborations across disciplines with other artists and nurture emerging choral ensembles for the promotion of self-directing small ensemble singing.

The Oriana Singers is recognized for its innovative programming, complementing existing major arts productions in Chicagoland and offering music otherwise not heard elsewhere. Recent seasons have included performances of music from Monteverdi's Eighth Book of Madrigals and the Vespers of 1610, contrasted with later programs of polyphonic folk music from Russia, Finland, and Georgia and new arrangements of popular hits from artists including Coldplay and Imogen Heap. The six-voice work of The Oriana Singers is imaginative, eclectic, and impeccably rehearsed, featuring leading vocalists associated with the Grant Park Symphony Chorus, Chicago Symphony Chorus, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and Bella Voce. The singers and collaborating instrumentalists brought together by The Oriana Singers have been called "world-class" by several internationally versed listeners, including Robert Osterlund, administrator of EarlyMusiChicago, and indeed the group has made successful splashes touring in Spain and Costa Rica.

Founded - 1979.   Auditioned.

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