ORA Singers

Director, Suzi Digby


Matthew Martin: Ecce concipies

Plainchant: Rorate caeli

Howard Skempton: Adam Lay Y Bounden

Thomas Tallis: Videte Miraculum

James Burton: Magnificat

Medieval: Coventry Carol

Richard Allain: Lully Lulla Thou Little Tiny Child

Philip Van Wilder: Pater Noster

Roxanna Panufnik: Magnificat (St Pancras Service)

Medieval: Now may we singen

Cecilia McDowall: Now may we singen

William Byrd: Laetentur caeli

Tomas Luis de Victoria: Ave Maria a 8

Mark Simpson: Ave Maria

Judith Weir: Magnificat

Medieval: There Is No Rose

Ben Rowarth: There Is No Rose

Kim Porter: Christmas Eve

Giovanni Palestrina: Alma Redemptoris

Arvo Part: Magnificat

Jonathan Rathbone: The Oxen

Tobias Frank: Les Anges

Steven Sametz: Gaudete


The Mystery of Christmas

Based around 4 contemporary a cappella settings of the text of the Magnificat, ORA Singers presents a typically inventive programme juxtaposing music from previous ages with modern classics. Music in honour of the Virgin Mary sits alongside material celebrating the wonder and joy of the birth of Jesus. Listen to this exceptional ensemble giving their own take on the Christmas story with choral works ranging from the sublimely still to the riotously energetic.