Since its founding in 2006, Chora Nova has performed a great range of Western music from Baroque to modern. Our Artistic Director, Dr. Paul Flight, often surprises audiences and singers alike with his choice of fine choral works that are rarely performed or recorded. The list below includes those unusual works among all the others that we have performed over the years. The list is organized by season, beginning with the most recent. For a link to details of any season’s concert sets, including program notes and the names of soloists, press the heading for the appropriate year.

 

2016-2017

Dvořák: Mass in D Major

Rheinberger: Stabat Mater in C Minor, Op. 16

Haydn: Missa in Tempore Belli (“Paukenmesse”)

Mozart: Litaniae de Venerabili Altaris Sacramento

 

2015-2016

Orff: Carmina Burana

Mendelsohn: Die erste Walpurgisnacht

Rheinberger: Mass in E flat (Cantus Missae)

Haydn:

Lord Nelson Mass

Autumn from The Seasons

 

2014-2015

Handel: Acis and Galatea

Purcell:

Beati Omnes Qui Timent Dominum

Jehova Quam Multi Sunt Hostes Mei

ColeridgeTaylor: Hiawatha’s Wedding Feast

Holst: The Cloud Messenger

Bruckner:

Mass No. 2 in E Minor

Ecce Sacerdos Magnus

Ave Maria

Os Justi

Æquale No. 2 in C Minor

Brahms: Gesang der Parzen

Richard Strauss: Præludium from Suite in B Flat

 

2013-2014

Zelenka:

Litaniæ de Venerabili Sacramento, ZWV 147

Regina Cœli, ZWV 134

De Profundis in D minor

Gloria from Missa Dei Filii, ZWV 20

Vaughan Williams: Toward the Unknown Region

Elgar: Praise to the Holiest from The Dream of Gerontius

Britten: The Ballad of Little Musgrave and Lady Barnard

Foulds:  A World Requiem:

Requiem

Elysium

Holst: Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda:

To Varuna

Battle Hymn

Hymn to Soma

Parry: My Soul, there is a Country

Bairstow: Let all Mortal Flesh Keep Silence

Wesley: Thou Wilt Keep Him in Perfect Peace

Dvořák:

            Stabat Mater

            Three Moravian Songs

 

2012-2013

Du Mont:

Exultat Animus

Magnificat Anima Mea

Charpentier:

Motet pour les trépassés

Agnus Dei from Messe pour les trépassés

Te Deum, H146

Duruflé: Requiem

Bernstein: Chichester Psalms

Holst: Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda (Third Group):

Hymn to the Waters

Hymn of the Travellers

Hymn to Agni

Hymn to Soma

(Duruflé, Bernstein and Holst works above with guest conductor Bruce Koliha)

Handel:

Choruses from Solomon

Your Harps and Cymbals Sound

May no Rash Intruder Disturb their Soft Hours

From the Censer Curling Rise

Te Deum for Queen Caroline

Zadok the Priest

Hummel: Mass in D Minor

 

2011- 2012

Choruses and scenes from selected operas (with guest conductor Robert Ashens)

Schubert:

Mass in G Major, D. 167

Gott ist mein Hirt, D. 706 (Psalm 23)

Ständchen, D. 920

Die nacht

Widerspruch

Geheimes

Nacht und Träume

Auf dem Wasser zu singen

Schumann:

Requiem für Mignon, Op.98b

Drei Gedichte, Op. 29

Beim Abschied zu singen, Op. 84

Bei Schenkung eines Flügels, WoO 26,4

(Schubert and Schumann works above with guest conductor Bruce Koliha)

Mozart:

Requiem

Mass in C  Major (Coronation Mass)

 

2010-2011

Vivaldi: Dixit Dominus, RV 807

Galuppi: Nisi Dominus

Pergolesi: Confitebor tibi Domine

Rheinberger:

Stabat Mater in D Minor

Die Nacht, Op. 56

Four Motets, Op. 133

Anima Nostra

Meditabor

Laudate Dominum

Angelus Domini

Mendelssohn:

Wie der Hirsch schreit nach frischem Wasser  (Psalm 42)

Jauchzet dem Herrn (Psalm 100: 1-5)

Heilig (Sanctus – Deutscher Messe)

Denn er hat seinen Engeln befohlen (Psalm 91: 11-12)

Richte mich, Gott, Op. 78, No. 2 (Psalm 43)

Hear My Prayer (Psalm 55)

Haydn:

Mass In B-flat Major (Harmoniemesse”)

Der Sturm

Te Deum for Empress Marie Therese

 

2009-2010

Rossini: Petite Messe Solennelle

Fauré:

Requiem

Cantique de Jean Racine

Madrigal

Lydia

Saint-Saëns: Calmes des nuits

Sévérác: Tantum ergo

Gounod: Le premier jour de mai

Hahn: A Chloris

Massenet: Elégie

Chausson: Hébé

Chaminade: Sombrero

Beethoven:

Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage

Mass in C

Elegaic Song

 

2008-2009

Orff: Catulli Carmina

Brahms: Liebeslieder Walzer, Op. 52

Kodály:

Missa Brevis

Kálló Folk Dances

Esti Dal

Kösöntö

Zelenka: Requiem

Kuhnau: Magnificat

 

2007-2008

Brahms:

Ein Deutsches Requiem, Op. 45

Begrabnißgesang, Op. 13

Vier ernste Gesänge, Op. 121

Fanny Mendelssohn:

Gärtenlieder, Op. 3

Nachtreigen

Clara Schumann: Drei gemischte Chöre

Lili Boulanger: Three French Songs

Grace Williams:

            Mari Lwyd

            O my Luve’s Like a Red, Red Rose

Dilys Elwyn-Edwards: Ar Gyfer Heddiw’r Bore

Emma Lou Diemer: Three Madrigals

Haydn: Missa Sancti Nicolai

Britten: Saint Nicolas

 

2006-2007

Handel:

Utrecht Te Deum

Utrecht Jubilate

Mozart: Vesperæ Solennes de Confessore

Brahms:

Neue Liebeslieder Walzer, Op. 65

Waldesnacht

Vaughan Williams: Serenade to Music

Elgar:

As Torrents in Summer

My Love Dwelt in a Northern Land

Owls

Rheinberger: Die Nacht

Badings: Trois chansons bretonnes

Jenner: Ich will ein Haus mir bauen

Schubert: La Pastorella

Michael Haydn:

Missa Sancti Hieronymi

Timete Dominum

Ave Regina Cælorum