Recognised as the premier women’s choir in the Dorset area, La Nova Singers bring some of the most vibrant and exciting choral music to life in concerts across the South.
We perform an eclectic repertoire of classical, sacred, operatic and contemporary choral music. Our distinctive sound comes from our shared training in the ‘Bel Canto’ technique taught by musical director Michelle Nova.
Hear us in concert:
at Highcliffe Castle and St Ambrose Church
We strive to deliver musical excellence and to put on exciting, engaging performances – whether we’re singing in a castle, at a church wedding or in a shopping centre.
As well as enriching people’s lives by allowing them to experience the thrill of live music, we support community initiatives and partner with local and national charities to help raise vital funds for their work: serenading sponsored walkers at twilight for Marie Curie; putting on a WW1-themed concert in aid of Help For Heroes; and singing for local women’s charity, the Water Lily Project in Christchurch.
Conductor and Musical Director
Michelle Nova is a soprano and singing teacher who trained in London studying the Bel Canto technique.
Alongside her own singing, Michelle has become a highly respected teacher and has attracted singing students from across the UK and abroad. She established ‘La Nova Studios, Bel Canto School of Singing’ in 1998. It has since grown into one of Bournemouth’s most respected independent singing schools, offering masterclasses and technical workshops for voices at all levels; as well as one-to-one vocal tuition.
She has performed live on Classic FM and given recitals across the UK. Her first book ‘Bel Canto: Art and Science’, was published in 2014 by Compton Publishing.