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.
2020 Christmas Concert
The Coronavirus pandemic meant that were were not able to perform our Coro Nuovo Christmas concerts in front of live audiences in 2020. However, we recorded a very special Christmas concert from a stable – the Byre, at Chiddinglye, West Hoathly on the 12th December 2020.
Our chosen charity for this concert, Rockinghorse is the official fund raising arm of the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital in Brighton. The Hospital cares for around 45,000 children every year from across the County. Rockinghorse also raises funds for the Trevor Mann Special Baby Unit in Brighton and the Special Baby Unit at the Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath.