Introducing Coro Nuovo
Passionate about Music!
Coro Nuovo is an exciting new choir made up of the very best singers from Mid Sussex and surrounding 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 up to three concerts per year (Christmas, Spring and Summer) and we hold about 4 rehearsals for each 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 every concert which enables us to connect us with our audience as well as providing a touch of theatre. Previous Summer concerts have been Opera Night, Best of British, Night at the Movies, Shakespeare 400, Music and Monarchy, American Summertime. In addition we have performed Mozart Requiem, Faure Requiem and are looking forward to 2020 when we shall be singing Beethoven’s 9th Choral Symphony with Mid Sussex Sinfonia.
Our outreach programme is to support young Sussex musicians choral or instrumental who are studying music and who are at the beginning of their professional career. We offer an annual bursary worth £1,000 to aid their learning and development and also offer a platform to perform with us at concerts. The finals of this competition take place at our Summer concert.
In 2018 Coro Nuovo has started a Coro Nuovo Youth Choir for young people aged between 9 and 15.
Spring Concert Concert
Saturday 16 March 2019 – 7.00pm
Coro Nuovo will be performing Faure’s requiem at St Peter’s Church Chailey.
The Requiem has some beautiful serene melodies particularly the soaring Pie Jesu and ends with the glorious In Paradisum. The work is set for choir, soprano and baritone solo and will be conducted by Coro Nuovo’s Music Director, Andrew Rees.
Our Sussex Young Musician of the Year – Rebecca Leggett – will also be performing at the concert.
Tickets can be obtained as follows:
Phone: 07887 917657
Burgess Hill Girls Concert
Sunday 17 March 2019 – 7.00pm
Coro Nuovo is thrilled to be joining Burgess Hill Girls’ in a performance of Gabriel Faure’s Requiem at Burgess Hill Girls School.
The concert will be will be conducted by Andrew Rees, Coro Nuovo Music Director.
This concert will also feature other items performed by both Burgess Hill Girls’ choir and Coro Nuovo.
We are also delighted to welcome Rebecca Leggett, Sussex Young Musician who will also perform at the concert.
Tickets can be obtained as follows:
Phone: 01444 237000
Sussex Young Musician of the Year 2018
Coro Nuovo delighted to announce that our Sussex Young Musician of the Year is Rebecca Leggett (mezzo)!
Congratulations to Rebecca, runner-up George Robinson (classical guitar) and finalists Claire Ward (soprano) and Andrew Martin (flute) – all great performances on the night!
Rebecca received her £1000 prize from sponsor Neil Peskett of Traditional Oak and Timber.
The Final – 14th July 2018
Coro Nuovo’s American Summertime Concert held at St Andrew’s Church, Burgess Hill and included the final of the Sussex Young Musician of the Year 2018.
This short video features the winner and the other finalists.
2018 Sussex Young Musician of the Year Main Sponsor
Sussex based Traditional Oak & Timber Co are once again the major sponsor for the Coro Nuovo Young Musician competition and bursary. Traditional Oak & Timber Co was established by Coro Nuovo member Neil Peskett, to supply quality reclaimed and air-dried oak beams to the construction industry and directly to the consumer. Kate Kent, the Chair of Coro Nuovo said: “We are very grateful to Neil and Traditional Oak & Timber Co for their very generous financial sponsorship. This will provide valuable support to the Young Musician competition winner’s musical studies.”
If you would like to sponsor Coro Nuovo or the Young Musician of the Year please contact:
Such a pleasure to sing in Coro, I love it!”
The choir has never sounded better and all the members were
delighted with the performance as were the audience”
I really enjoyed it and there were some lovely moments.”
“I wanted to say how much we enjoyed the concert and
the Young Musicians Competition.”
“Listening to you all sing last night does make me more determined to join a choir.
Look forward to your next concert.”
“I thought it was a wonderful concert with lots of nice new pieces.
I also thought all the musicians were excellent too!”