Through our primary aim of 100 new commissions by 100 living composers, our dream is that, in 500 years from now, our collection of 100 new works (performed by thousands of choirs all over the world) will be looked on as a central cultural achievement of the 21st century- a snap-shot of the genius of the age.
— Suzi Digby, Artistic Director & Founder
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45 COMMISSIONS: 32 recorded, 13 released.

No other vocal ensemble in the world is commissioning at the same rate as ORA Singers. We enjoy engaging composers from a whole range of backgrounds, including established artists and emerging talent. The ORA team reviews composers on a regular basis and is always on the look out for emerging talent and undiscovered choral writers. We are delighted to have commissioned 44 composers to date, and have a target of 100 new commissions in 10 years!

ORA has already been delighted to see repeat performances and recordings of its works by other groups all over the globe. The group was named ‘Ensemble of the Year’ in the 2018 Opus Klassik Awards for it’s third album release, Many are the Wonders, which featured 6 ORA commissions. ORA Singers’ album are all released through the harmonia mundi label.


British Composer Award Winner!

In 2017, ORA was proud to see one of its commissions, Roderick Williams' 'Ave verum corpus Re-Imagined' receive a British Composer Award in the choral category. We are delighted to commission so many deserving composers and that their works are quickly being recognised for their excellence.

Photo credit BASCA and © Mark Allan.