... they filled the church with --
clear, glorious sound ...
Dorset classical choir La Nova Singers in Christchurch

Candlelit Christmas Celebration

Wednesday 13 December 2017
Enjoy a magical night of spine-tingling harmonies and warming festive favourites.

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La Nova Singers is an award-winning female vocal ensemble, performing an eclectic repertoire of classical, sacred, operatic and contemporary choral music. Recognised as the premier women's choir in the Dorset area, the singers are committed to creating exciting classical music concerts.

Under the musical direction of soprano Michelle Nova, La Nova Singers aim to bring the power and beauty of the Bel Canto technique to audiences across the South.

Since their formation in 2004 they have given concerts in venues such as Highcliffe Castle, Christchurch Priory, and the National Trust's Stourhead Gardens. They made their London performance debut in December 2014, singing for The Law Society at their headquarters in Chancery Lane.

In 2015, the choir was selected for Making Music's 2015-2016 'Adopt a Composer' programme, which paired them with Greenwich-based composer Ed Scolding. The collaboration resulted in 'Land Cycle', a 7-minute long piece of acapella choral music, which was given its premiere in concert at Christchurch Priory in the summer of 2016. Extracts from the piece and interviews with Ed, musical director Michelle and members of the choir, will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 in January 2017.

Latest News

Friday 28 April 2017
Tickets are now on sale for our summer concert, where we return once more to St Ambrose Church in Westbourne for a night of beautiful singing. Francophiles are in for a treat this year, with opera choruses by French-Italian composer Lully amongst the musical gems on offer. Book your ticket now and take advantage of the 'Early Bird' discount price of £12.50.

Monday 23 January 2017
Extracts from 'Land Cycle', our 'Adopt a Composer' piece by Ed Scolding, will make their radio debut on Wednesday 25 January at 9.30 PM on BBC Radio 3. Tune in on the night, or listen again on the BBC iPlayer.

Monday 9 January 2017
New year - new music! We'll soon be updating the website with upcoming events for 2017. The season begins on Saturday 25 March with a free concert at Christchurch Baptist Church, to celebrate the life of soprano Su Convy. Further details will be available in the next few days.
We'll also be announcing the date for our next broadcast on BBC Radio 3, with the premiere of Ed Scolding's 'Land Cycle' - written as part of Making Music's Adopt a Composer project.