Introducing Coro Nuovo
One of Sussex’s Premier Choirs
Coro Nuovo is an exciting choir made up of the very best singers from the Sussex area, many of whom are professional musicians. The choir aims to explore a wide repertoire of music from Renaissance to Contemporary and is designed to be challenging, to help singers learn and develop.
We aim to perform concerts in the Spring, in the Summer and at Christmas.
As a result of our not-for-profit status, we have established an outreach programme. This has been running since 2016 and supports Sussex young musicians – choral or instrumental – who are studying music and are at the beginning of their professional career. Our annual Sussex Young Musician of the Year Competition offers bursaries to support their learning and development and also offer a platform to perform with Coro Nuovo at concerts.
Music fit for the Queen
Music lovers will be regaled by music fit for royalty in July, as Coro Nuovo contribute to the celebrations for The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The Royal-themed concert at 7pm on Saturday 16 July at St Andrew’s Church, Burgess Hill is set to be the crown jewel of the choir’s summer season, guaranteed to supply nostalgia and patriotism in abundance.
Handel’s Zadok the Priest, which was sung at Her Majesty’s Coronation, will form part of the exciting programme along with Parry’s I Was Glad and Stanford’s Gloria in Excelsis.
Neil Matthews, head of music at Hurstpierpoint College and an accomplished choral director and pianist, will take the baton for the concert and put the choir through their paces.
An undoubted highlight will be the final of the 2022 Sussex Young Musician of the Year Competition when one of the outstanding performers will receive the winner’s crown.
Coro Nuovo would like to thank Mid Sussex District Council for supporting our Jubilee Concert. Our concert is the only one officially supported with a Platinum Jubilee Community Grant!
*** We are seeking a new Music Director ***
Coro Nuovo’s aim is to be one of Sussex’s premier choirs and we are seeking a Music Director who can take us on the next stage of our journey.
We are a mixed voice choir, coming together for concerts in the Spring, Summer and Christmas with typically four or five rehearsals per concert. The choir consists of around forty experienced singers; several of whom are semi-professional musicians. See: https://coronuovo.org.uk/about/
We also run an annual programme – the Sussex Young Musician of the Year competition – which offers a bursary for musicians in the age range 18 to 26 who are planning to pursue a career in music. For details of previous competitions see: https://coronuovo.org.uk/sym/.
The ideal candidate for the Coro Nuovo position will have experience and strong abilities in the following areas:
- Challenging and teaching the choir to develop their singing and performance.
- Planning repertoires which will appeal to both choir members and audiences.
- Interested in and supportive of developing the next generation of professional musicians.
- Great organisational skills and making best use of the choir’s rehearsal time.
- A good sense of humour.
Coro Nuovo pays competitive rates for rehearsals and concerts and additional choir duties and activities.
Interested? Send your CV to Coro Nuovo’s Chair at email@example.com.
Need more information? Please call Kate Kent on 07740 946276.
Next Concerts & Events
Royal music to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee
The concert programme will include:
- Handel’s Zadok the Priest
- Parry’s I Was Glad
- Stanford’s Gloria in Excelsis
The concert will also include the final of the 2022 Sussex Young Musician of the Year Competition.
The Music Director for the concert will be Neil Matthews who is Head of Music at Hurstpierpoint College and an amazing choral director and pianist.
Advance tickets are £15.00 (no booking fee). Tickets at the door will be £17.50.
Supported by a Mid Sussex District Council Platinum Jubilee Community Grant