ORA Singers Première Terra Tremuit

As part of their programme ‘The Music of Rome’ ORA Singers premièred Janet’s Terra Tremuit at LSO St Luke’s in London on 1st June. ORA are partway through the process of commissioning 100 choral composers each to write a reflection on a Renaissance piece, and Janet was asked to respond to Palestrina’s motet Terra Tremuit. In a pre-performance Q&A session with ORA’s Artistic Director and Founder, Suzi Digby OBE, Janet spoke about her focus on painting in music the dramatic text (“the earth shook”) describing an earthquake.

ORA Singers perform Terra Tremuit again on 30th June at SJE Arts as part of Oxford Festival of the Arts.