Music, design and atmosphere
ORA Singers concerts are unique and special events. We work carefully at enhancing our audience experience to enable the music that we commission to be brought to life in a lasting way. Our concerts and events are varied, using both smaller and larger numbers of singers in each event, presenting different formations in the concert space itself, and incorporating lighting and design.
Artist in Residence
ORA Singers began its residency at London’s LSO St Luke’s in March 2019 with the Design Series. This series is inspired by the flexibility and beauty of LSO St. Luke's main space, the Jerwood Hall, combined with ORA's desire to engage with audiences on a whole range of levels. So far the series has seen collaborations with two female designers; Nicky Shaw and Eleanor Bull.
There will be at least one world premiere at each of the LSO St. Luke's concerts, and as ORA Singers is committed to engaging with those outside its traditional audience, and to those who are less able to enjoy live music and they also give away 15% of tickets free to local community groups for every concert.
The next ORA Singers Design Series concert will be advertised soon, on our events calendar.
Promoting our Artists
All of our concert experiences are designed to share and celebrate with our audience the wonderful work of our composers, designers and collaborators. Our self-promoted concerts include free concert programmes that have insightful features on all of our commissioned composers and designers, as well as musical texts, biographies and testimonies. We believe that revealing the artists’ thoughts and inspirations are crucial elements to the concert experience, and should be made accessible to all.
ORA concerts often also include Q&A’s with our Artists, in order for you to meet and hear more from them personally. We believe this enhances the musical experience of the concert itself; when we then use the composers’ music, commissioned designs, lighting and staging in order to absorb the full attention of the viewer. The result is a theatrical and sensory experience, focusing on the musical journey from the Renaissance to the present day.