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The Choir of Ormond College LIVE

Having been associated with the choir since its inception, Move is delighted to celebrate the choir's musical "coming of age" and present this special live retrospective CD featuring many past and recent performances previously unreleased on the label.

Ormond College is the largest residential college for The University of Melbourne and its very own choir, the Choir of Ormond College turned 21 in 2002. The choir has also toured internationally every two years, visiting New Zealand, Japan, Britain and most of Europe.

The repertoire includes Benjamin Britten's ambitious and rarely heard Festival Te Deum.

The disc includes a special 20 page colour retrospective booklet complete with photos from the choir's many tours and special comments from Melbourne critic Clive O'Connell and the Chaplain of Ormond College.


Choir of Ormond College

Since its inception in 1982 under the direction of Douglas Lawrence, the Choir of Ormond College has become the first Australian choir to receive ongoing international recognition.

Douglas Lawrence

Melbourne organist Douglas Lawrence is Director of Music at The Scots' Church and Teacher of the Organ at the University of Melbourne and was the founding director of Choir of Ormond College, a position he held from 1982 to 2006.

Press quote

“a musical delight ... the vocal tone is warm ... a rich and sonorous CD”

— Elizabeth Scarlett, ArtStreams

Audio previews

Track Listing

  1. Te Deum Benjamin Britten
  2. St. John Passion, BWV 245 Opening chorus Johann Sebastian Bach
  3. Requiem Op. 48 Gabriel Fauré

  4. Introït et Kyrie
  5. Offertoire
  6. Sanctus
  7. Pie Jesu
  8. Agnus Dei
  9. Libera me
  10. In Paradisum
  11. Let all mortal flesh keep silence Edward Bairstow
  12. Missa Christi munera Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

  13. Sanctus
  14. Agnus Dei
  15. Fugue in G minor, BWV 578 Johann Sebastian Bach Arr: Ward Swingle
  16. Plenty Good Room (Traditional) Arr: Jay Althouse
  17. Gloria Francis Poulenc

  18. Gloria in excelsis
  19. Laudamus te
  20. Mass in B minor, BWV 232 Gloria in excelsis Johann Sebastian Bach



Edward Bairstow

A British composer and organist, Bairstow was appointed Organist of York Minster in 1913, a post he held until his death in 1946.

Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer, organist, harpsichordist, violist, and violinist whose sacred and secular works for choir, orchestra, and solo instruments drew together the strands of the Baroque period and brought it to its ultimate maturity.

Gabriel Fauré

Gabriel Urbain Fauré was a French composer, pianist, organist and teacher. He was one of the foremost French composers of his era, and his musical style influenced many 20th century composers.

Benjamin Britten

Edward Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976) was an English composer, conductor, and pianist. Britten's operas are firmly established in the international repertoire. He has more operas played worldwide than any other composer born in the 20th century.

Where to buy

The Choir of Ormond College LIVE is available for download from the iTunes Music Store.
It's available for streaming through Apple Music.

The Choir of Ormond College LIVE is available as as CD. It can be purchased online through Buywell Music or the Australian Music Centre which both offer secure online ordering.

Move CDs can be ordered through music retailers across Australia including Readings.

Product details

List price
$25.00 AUD
Martin Wright
Vaughan McAlley
Vaughan McAlley
Release date
© 2002 Move Records
℗ 2002 Move Records
Choral, Classical
Catalogue number
MD 3258
Alternate catalogue number
EAN 9314574325829