About Us

Oriana Singers of Northumberland have been singing inspiring music since 1969/70 across a variety of genres to audiences in Northumberland County, Ontario and beyond. Recent concerts have included, in addition to classics such as Handel’s Messiah, musical tributes to the movies, the Swing era, East Coast music and fusing jazz to classical.

Oriana frequently invites special guest musicians, specialists of these various genres, among them the Stephanie Cadman Trio, Brian Barlow and His Musicians, The Cobourg Band, La Movida and mezzo-soprano Laura Pudwell.

Artistic Director - to be announced
To be announced

Artistic director & conductor

Robert Grandy - Accompanist

Robert Grandy


Robert began his musical studies in Port Hope and later furthered them at York University. He achieved the degree of Colleague with the Royal Canadian College of Organists, earning the highest marks in Canada. He is the former Organist-Choirmaster at St. Mark’s Anglican Church in Port Hope, a position he held from 1981 to 2004. Currently he is Minister of Music at Trinity United Church in Peterborough, where he leads a busy and varied music program with an adult chancel choir, a handbell choir, and an instrumental ensemble.

A long-time member of the Royal Canadian College of Organists, Robert’s compositions have been sung by church choirs locally and in Peterborough and Toronto, and by MusicMakers and the Oriana Singers. In 2013 his anthem “Where You Go, I Will Go” was given its European premiere at a wedding in Germany.

For many years Robert has been involved with the Oriana Singers – as a singer, guest soloist, director, accompanist, and composer. On several occasions he has been commissioned to write new works for concert performance. His excellent ear and skillful technique continue to be a gift to the choir.

Oriana Board 2018-2019

President:  Heather Stubbs

Vice-President:  vacant

Secretary:  Elizabeth Héon

Treasurer:  Laurie Vandewater

Fundraising Coordinator: Kate Brady

Marketing Coordinator: Rosemary McDonald

Concert Coordinators:  Kerry Marsh, open

Membership Coordinator:  Katt Baxter

Human Resources Coordinator:  Starr Olsen

Member at Large:  Mary Talbot

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