Chorus and Orchestra/Ensemble

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The Food of Love

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For Chorus and String Orchestra 
(2017) 10 minutes

"The London Oriana Choir has an excellent track record in not forgetting the forgotten. Women’s music has long been central to their concert-making. Their latest venture, five15, is to commission 15 works by five women composers, over five years. On Tuesday at St Martin-in-the-Fields, they gave the world premiere of Cheryl Frances-Hoad’s joyful and rampant The Food of Love – settings of texts by Christina Rossetti and Jonathan Swift – celebrating onions, oysters, melons, plums and other gourmand delights. It was an earthy prelude to an accomplished performance of Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610, conducted by Dominic Peckham." Fiona Maddocks, The Observer