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.

season composer work
2018-19 Handel Messiah
Gilbert and Sullivan: Dance a Cachucha from The Gondoliers
Echoes (Sullivan)
Fair Daffodils (Sullivan)
Madrigal from The Mikado
Excerpts from HMS Pinafore
Excerpts from Iolanthe
Excerpts from The Pirates of Penzance
Poulenc Gloria
Saint-Saëns Requiem
2017-18 Gabrieli Canzon Septimi Toni a 8
(arr. Paul Flight): Jubilate Deo
Sonata XIII a 8
Bruckner Ecce Sacerdos Magnus
Vaughan Williams O Clap Your Hands, All Ye People
Pinkham Christmas Cantata
Rutter Gloria
A Night at the opera:
Arias and choruses from 250 years of opera
Hasse Requiem in E Flat
Zelenka Miserere in C Minor
KuhnauJ. S. Bach Der Gerechte kommt um
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
Jean-Baptiste Lully Te Deum
Jean-Philippe Rameau Quam dilecta tabernacula
Michel Richard Delalande Confitebor tibi Domine
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
Coleridge–Taylor 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