Introducing Coro Nuovo
The Premier Sussex Choir
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 around five concerts per year, typically two concerts at Christmas, two concerts in the Spring and a very popular themed Summer concert.
Our Music Director is Andrew Rees international tenor, who provides us with a focus on delivering quality and subtlety across a broad range of music. A feature which makes us different is “singing in the round” at the start of many concerts which enables us to connect us with our audience as well as providing a touch of theatre.
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.
Next Concerts & Events
We are all grateful to the NHS Staff and Health and Care workers for looking after the Mid Sussex community during the Coronavirus pandemic. As a ‘Thank You’, Coro Nuovo – the leading Mid Sussex not-for-profit choir – will be performing a fantastic concert on Saturday 20th November 2021 at 7pm. Hurstpierpoint College have kindly provided their New Bury Theatre as the concert venue. The choir, guest singers and musicians will be performing a wide range of music – something for everyone!
NHS Staff and Health and Care workers who are working and/or living in the Mid Sussex are eligible for FREE tickets (2 per person).
The cost of general public tickets is £15.00 + booking fee.
Any concert profits will go to the local NHS and Mid Sussex charities who are helping those affected by Covid.
Coro Nuovo is particularly grateful to all of the concert sponsors including Mid Sussex District Council who are providing a Covid-19 Recovery Grant for this event.
2021 Sussex Young Musician of the Year – The Results!
Congratulations to this year’s winner – Jane Burnell (Soprano). Jane won the £1000 Competition prize and will have the opportunity to perform at a future Coro Nuovo concert.
The runner up was Laurence Cuttriss (Clarinet) who won a £500 prize. The other finalists were Maria Luc (Piano) and Nancy Holt (Mezzo Soprano) who each won a £250 prize.
The 2021 competition judge was Sakari Oramo, OBE who is the Chief Conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. In the autumn of 2021 Sakari will be conducting the BBC’s Last Night of the Proms which he has been doing since 2014.
The finalists’ performance and the judge’s comments on the Competition and each of the finalists can be viewed on YouTube:
Once again we are indebted to the Traditional Oak and Timber Company (https://www.tradoak.com) who are the main sponsors for this year’s competition.