ORA Singers have received the prestigious Opus Klassik Award BEST ENSEMBLE OF THE YEAR (CHORAL) for their brilliant recording, titled Many are the Wonders. This recording of works by Thomas Tallis and modern works that reflect on Tallis's motets includes Frank Ferko's commissioned motet "Reflection on Thomas Tallis's 'If Ye Love Me'" (published by E.C. Schirmer under the title "If Ye Love Me").
Congratulations to Suzi Digby and ORA Singers!
Hollands Vocaal Ensemble Amsterdam, a chamber choir for advanced singers, under the direction of Fokko Oldenhuis, performs two concerts featuring the work of Hildegard von Bingen, each presented as part of a concert series. On November 24th the HVE will present "Songs of Hildegard" as part of the Hildegard Festival at Nicolaikerk in Utrecht. The program will include four choral motets from Frank Ferko's The Hildegard Motets, and six movements from The Hildegard Organ Cycle (originally titled Hildegard-Zyklus). An additional motet by Mr. Ferko, titled "I Will Give Thanks" for mixed chorus and organ will also be included in this program.
On November 25th the HVE will perform the same set of motets at a concert in Amsterdam, also titled "Songs of Hildegard" as part of the series "Couleur Vocale" at Waalse Kerk.