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).

2021 Season

Paul Flight, Chora Nova Artistic Director This 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.


Spring Quarter
Bach Fest
Rehearsals Tuesdays at 7:15, April 6 through May 18
Virtual concert 11 a.m. Saturday, May 22

Raise your voice with Chora Nova for Bach Fest, a celebration of one of the greatest composers in European history. One of his most beloved larger works, Magnificat in D, is the centerpiece; his transcendent motet, O Jesu Christ, mein Lebens Licht, rounds out the program. Professional soloists will perform with us from their homes.

You are welcome to join us as a singer or as an auditor. For registration click here.