Orlandos in concert


We're a friendly auditioned chamber-choir, rehearsing weekly in Chesterton, Cambridge. We put on about three main concerts each year, with a number of smaller and informal charity events, carol concerts and similar dotted around these. Our core repertoire focusses on well-known major choral works (recent performances include: Mozart Requiem, Poulenc Gloria, Haydn Neslson Mass, Ayers The Christmas Truce or Parry Songs of Farewell) but we do also enjoy shorter pieces or suites. We perform music from early Renaissance composers, through to modern 20th Century music, and have often premiered new pieces by local composers.

The choir is made up of amateur singers from around Cambridgeshire. Soloists are chosen by audition from amongst choir members, and we are currently directed by Karol Jaworski.

Upcoming concerts

Battle of the Nile

Saturday 10th March 2018, 8.00 pm
Queens' College Chapel, Cambridge

Duruflé Requiem, Op. 9
Vierne Messe Solennelle
and motets by
Poulenc, Duruflé, and Bruckner.

Tickets: £12, £10 (concessions),
£5 (children).

Our next concert will be a performance of Duruflé's Requiem, and again we return to the stunning setting of Queens' College Chapel in Cambridge. The programme will also feature Vierne's Messe Solennelle, and a number of motets by 19th and 20th Century French and German composers.

Our conductor Karol Jaworski once more takes up his baton for our performance, and Ian de Massini makes a welcome return at the organ.

Ticket reservations via our
online form.

Future appearances:

The choir can again be heard with the choir of St Clement's Church, Cambridge later this term for a powerful sequence of readings, poetry and music: "Towards the Cross".

Sunday 11th March, 5.30pm.
Free admission with retiring collection

Sing with the Orlandos

We're always open to new singers wishing to join our ranks. We rehearse most Thursday evenings during term-time, 8-9.30pm, at St Andrew's Hall in Chesterton, Cambridge. Interested singers should get in touch via our online sign-up form.

You will need to be able to read music fairly confidently, and be happy to hold your own part in unaccompanied SATB repertoire. Our audition process is fairly relaxed; singers are invited to sing with us at a rehearsal, after which you'll meet with the conductor and members of the committee. You are welcome to bring a prepared piece of music to perform, and you may be asked to complete some basic aural exercises or sing at sight.

Get in touch

We're always happy to hear from people interested in our choir. We're very friendly and open to opportunities. Whether you want to ask us about performing at a private event, if you're a composer looking for an ensemble to premiere your work, or simply want to join our mailing list to stay up to date with our concerts, we'll be happy to hear from you. Drop us a message via our online form, or get in touch via our Facebook page or Twitter account @OrlandosCambs - we'll get back to you!

The Orlando Singers in concert