Cappella Nova is a chamber choir of around 30 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 sacred and secular music under our conductor and musical director Tony Shield. We regularly perform in venues throughout Bath, Somerset and North Wiltshire.
We were unable to meet in person for rehearsals and performances during the 2020 coronavirus lockdowns. However, that didn't stop us singing: here are our virtual choir recordings of Elgar's As Torrents In Summer and Vaughan Williams' The Turtle Dove.
Thanks to choir member Patrick Williams of Total Perspective Media for audio and video production.
From gathering once a month to sing madrigals for pleasure, Cappella Nova evolved into a chamber choir, performing regularly in venues throughout Bath, Somerset and North Wiltshire as well as singing as visiting choir in cathedrals in south-west England and beyond.
Many of us have been singing since childhood and some of us have been singing together since the 1990s. Cappella Nova was launched in 2001, a milestone in our shared history, when the group first performed under its current name. The name was chosen to show our interest in a Cappella (unaccompanied) singing and the word Nova marked our new identity with a reflective reference to the river Avon.
Our concerts are often in support of a local or national charity - since 2011 we have raised over £22,000 for good causes. Find out more on our Fundraising page.
We are always interested to hear from experienced singers who might like to join Cappella Nova. Information for new and current members, including the rehearsal diary, is on the Membership page.
Our concerts would not be the same without our loyal supporters and audience members. We keep in touch with an occasional email newsletter giving news of future concerts and other events. If you would like to receive this (around 4 times a year), please subscribe using the button below.
Cappella Nova sing William Byrd's Ave Verum Corpus