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The history of sacred music is as old as the history of music itself, which in turn is as old as the history of belief in a higher power, however that belief has manifested itself through the ages. According to Wikipedia, sacred music is music performed or composed for religious use or through religious influence. Since earliest Christian times, music, whether played on various instruments, or produced by human voices, or a combination of the two, has played a vital part in church worship and ceremony. For the believer, there is immeasurable comfort, encouragement and reassurance in the lyrical content of sacred music. But more than this, much of the music written for, or used by the church

An Old Testament patriarch, a WWII machine, a 2017 movie and Oriana!

Among the many composers showcased in Oriana’s upcoming concert and Italian Tour repertoire, “Lux Aeterna”, is one of England’s best loved and revered men-of-music, Edward Elgar. Indeed, his featured work is the one which gives our current season its title, and could be seen as the centrepiece of the programme. When one thinks of the music of Elgar, one almost invariably thinks of his famous “Pomp And Circumstance Marches”. The best known of these, of course, is Number One. This beyond-famous work is one of the most powerful musical evocations of the past glories of the British Empire, and is the basis for the stirring and much-loved anthem, “Land Of Hope And Glory”. As much loved as this wo

From the Firestorm that was Elijah comes "Lux Aeterna" - Eternal Light!

Since rehearsals for Season 2 commenced on June 13, the development of the repertoire for Lux Aeterna has proceeded apace. The choir is pretty well unanimous in its response to the pieces that Music Director Matt Collins has chosen for this season – we love them. There are some old favourites – Bruckner’s Os Justi and Locus Iste; Ola Gjeilo’s Ubi Caritas; Rachmaninoff’s Bogoroditse Devo; and Mozart’s peerless Ave Verum Corpus; also the Ladies’ and Mens’ Eisteddfod winning pieces, In The Woods and The Cloths Of Heaven. In addition to these lovely and proven pieces, there is a swag of material new to Oriana, but destined to become as much loved. There are two beautiful, but very different set

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Based in Buderim on Queensland's vibrant Sunshine Coast, Oriana Arts Inc is the home of the highly acclaimed, multi award-winning Oriana Choir and the Sunshine Coast Youth Choir



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