The Orlando Singers are an auditioned chamber choir of singers drawn from around Cambridgeshire. They rehearse weekly in Chesterton and present three main concerts each year, along with smaller less formal charity and carol concerts. The choir sings a wide variety of music that ranges from early pieces through to contemporary works. In November 2021, the choir gave a performance of a fully-reconstructed version of Mozart’s Great Mass in C Minor and, before the pandemic, it sang some of the larger Bach motets, masses by Byrd and Palestrina, and Handel’s Dettingen Te Deum with suitably arranged parts for trumpets and drums. Other recent music has included early Spanish secular songs, Messiaen’s O Sacrum Convivium, songs by Debussy and Hahn, and music by living composers.
Information about our next concert can be found here.