Coro Nuovo - A Leading Sussex Choir
A Leading Sussex Choir
Welcome to Sussex choir Coro Nuovo! We are an exciting and versatile choir that performs a wide range of music from the Renaissance to Contemporary. Our talented choir consists of experienced singers from Sussex and the surrounding area, some of whom are professional musicians. We hold concerts in the Spring, Summer, and at Christmas, showcasing our passion for music.
As a not-for-profit choir, we are proud to have established an outreach programme since 2016. We are passionate about supporting the musical talent in Sussex, which is why we founded and run the annual Sussex Young Musician Competition. This competition offers bursary prizes to young musicians in Sussex who are studying music and are at the beginning of their professional career, both choral and instrumental.
At Coro Nuovo, we are dedicated to creating a community that loves and supports music and we hope you join us in our mission to inspire and nurture musical talent in Sussex!
Sussex choir Coro Nuovo’s Next Concerts & Events
Neil Matthews - Coro Nuovo's Music Director
After guest conducting our 2022 Summer concert, we are delighted that Neil Matthews has joined Coro Nuovo in the role of Music Director.
Neil Matthews was brought up in the north east of England and went to the University of Durham where he read music and was organ scholar. After graduating, he was appointed Assistant Director of Music at Ipswich school. Neil became Director of Music at Hurstpierpoint College in 2004 where he has continued the musical life of the school developing it into a high-profile activity.
2023 Sussex Young Musician of the Year:
Eliette Haris was crowned the winner of the 2023 Coro Nuovo Sussex Young Musician competition.
The finalists were judged by Libby Burgess. Libby is well-known on concert stages across Britain, playing in the country’s major halls and festivals, on radio and on recordings.
Eliette Harris (Violin) is captivating audiences with her remarkable violin skills. She is currently enrolled in the esteemed Advanced String Orchestral program at the Royal Northern College/Halle in Manchester.
Second prize winner Kitty Casey (Soprano) from Worthing, is currently pursuing a Vocal Master’s degree at the renowned Royal Northern College in Manchester. Her captivating voice has already mesmerized audiences.
Third prize went to James Edgeler (Tenor) also from Worthing, a rising star studying for a MA in Vocal Studies at the prestigious Royal Academy of Music.
Photo from left to right:
Eliette Harris and
Libby Burgess (Competition Judge)
Coro Nuovo – What Does It Mean?
We often get asked how to pronounce Coro Nuovo and what does it mean?
Coro Nuovo is Italian for New Choir.
Why did we choose this name? We are different from many other choirs because each time we sing it’s a different mix of singers, a completely different programme of music and a different location. This may be more challenging for the choir, but it’s great for audiences.
How Do I Say Coro Nuovo?
We asked an Italian friend to record how she would say Coro Nuovo so have a quick listen by clicking below.
However, as long our singers enjoy rehearsing and performing concerts and our audiences like listening to us, please pronounce Coro Nuovo in the way that works for you!