About Cappella Nova
Cappella Nova is a chamber choir of around 25 experienced singers, committed to singing for pleasure and for the enjoyment of others. Founded in 2001, the choir sings a wide-ranging and eclectic mix of music, including both sacred and secular. Concerts are usually promoted to raise funds for charity and the choir sings in venues throughout Bath, Somerset and North Wiltshire. The choir has a growing reputation for musical performances of a high quality.
Cappella Nova perform three or four concerts each year in various venues in the area. Most concerts have a theme, and may include poetry and other readings as well as music. This year's concerts and music from previous years can be seen on our Concerts page.
Quaker Meeting House, Bath, March 2011 (photo: Diana Jeater)
Cappella Nova's concerts are often in support of a local or national charity: a church will invite us to do a concert to raise funds, and in doing so they provide a venue and an audience, and we provide the music. We are always interested in proposals for fund-raising concerts - please contact us to discuss this.
||Number of charity concerts
||Dorothy House Hospice
Fabric Fund of All Saints Church, Corston
Friends of Lacock Church
||Organ Restoration Fund of St Michael's Church, Melksham
Quaker Peace Network West Africa
Restoration Fund of St Alphege's Church, Bath
Visiting choir weekends at cathedrals, abbeys and priories
In August 2012 Cappella Nova had a very successful weekend as visiting choir at Christchurch Priory in Dorset. We provided music for Choral Evensongs and Sung Eucharist over the Bank Holiday weekend and enjoyed meeting the clergy and congregation, and also took the opportunity to socialise with each other and to visit some of the many tourist attractions in the area.
We are now planning similar visits to Gloucester and Portsmouth Cathedrals in 2014. Details will be announced on the Concerts page of the website.
Christchurch Priory, August 2012 (photo: David Tudor)
Choir music for weddings
Cappella Nova has several years experience of providing choral music at weddings (both church and civil ceremonies) and at other private functions. Please visit our Music for Weddings page for more details.