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.