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Starting in 2019, ORA Singers will become resident at the vibrant musical venue and rehearsal space of the London Symphony Orchestra, LSO St. Luke's. Our shared values of musical excellence, innovation and commitment to promoting music to a wider public make this an exciting partnership, and we look forward to it evolving during our stay.

ORA will be opening its residency with the first of nine concerts over three years in its Design Series. This series is inspired by the amazing flexibility and beauty of LSO St. Luke's main space, the Jerwood Hall, combined with our desire to engage with our audiences on a whole range of levels. We will be asking different designers to collaborate with us on each of our new programmes, creating a design that is truly unique, inspired by our music and the space itself.

The first three Design Series concerts will be on the 16th March, 1st June and 19th October 2019.

We will be continuing our commitment to contemporary music, which has seen us commission 36 new works in the last three years, by having at least one world premiere in each of our LSO St. Luke's concerts. As ever, our new works will sit alongside Renaissance choral masterpieces, showcasing our theory that we are in a second Golden Age of choral composition, matching that of the Renaissance.

LSO St. Luke's is rightly renowned for its work engaging its local community, constantly encouraging people to listen to, and participate in, music-making at the venue. It also reaches out, taking music to those less able to come to events or concerts and making use of the therapeutic benefits of music. At ORA Singers we are equally committed to engaging with those outside of our traditional audience, and to those who are less able to enjoy live music. We will be giving 15% of tickets free to local community groups for every concert, and we are looking at other ways that we can actively partner with LSO St. Luke's in engaging the local community and further afield.

We know that there will be plenty of exciting news as our collaboration with the team at LSO St. Luke's develops. We are thrilled to be located in the City of London's Culture Mile and we look forward to keeping you updated with all our projects.