Chora Nova, directed by Paul Flight, is an auditioned chorus based in Berkeley, California, that draws experienced singers from around the Bay Area. The group presents three programs each year, with performances in November, March, and May.

We welcome potential new members to audition for the chorus at the beginning of weekly rehearsals for each concert set (in September, January, and late March).


2020-2021 Season

Paul Flight, Chora Nova Artistic DirectorThis season’s programming remains a work in progress, due to the ongoing dislocation of all our lives brought on by COVID 19. As soon as possible, Chora Nova will return to live performances.

Meanwhile, however, we are pleased to offer you a rare opportunity for participation in virtual rehearsal and concert performance via Zoom.

We will rehearse with music director Paul Flight and accompanist Paul Caccamo from our homes (muted so that that the lapse between audiovisual generation and reception will not be a problem).

At our performances, we will sing the choruses, this time with a recording.

Soloists will join us live from their own homes to sing the arias and duets.


Fall Virtual Program

J.S. Bach: Cantata No. 21: Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis
Rehearsals at 7:15 pm Tuesdays from September 15-October 13
Performance Saturday, October 17 at 11 am

George Frideric Handel: HWV 251: As Pants the Hart
Rehearsals 7:15 pm Tuesdays from October 27-November 17
Performance Saturday, November 21 at 11 am

 Registration for the Fall Quarter is now closed 

Winter and Spring Concerts

Watch this space for Winter Quarter opportunities to enjoy Chora Nova’s music.

Stay well!