A chamber choir in the heart of the northeast

Sacred and secular music for cathedral and concert hall
From the renaissance to the 21st century

Photo of Lancaster cathedral, copyright Steve Houldsworth, venue for next concertNEXT CONCERT

From the Morning Watch -
The Daily Office from Lassus to Langlais

A joint summer concert with The Rushley Singers
in Lancaster Cathedral

Saturday 7th June 2014, 8pm
Balmoral Road, Lancaster, LA1 3BT
Conductors: Rachael and Simon Lee
Organist: Ian Hare

© Steve Houldsworth

Music by Howells, Walton, Vierne, Rheinberger, Byrd, Lassus, Langlais, Stanford and Holst.

Simon Lee, music director of Cappella Novocastriensis writes:
“Our next concert is an exciting joint venture with The Rushley Singers, a chamber choir based in Lancaster. Using the theme of music from the Daily Office, we will present a programme of mixed music, making use of Lancaster Cathedral’s newly refurbished Ainsough organ with renowned organist, Ian Hare…”
Read more in forthcoming events.

Booking soon JG Windows, Newcastle and online at WeGotTickets/CN.


Cappella Novocastriensis is a chamber choir based in Newcastle specialising in a-cappella singing of Renaissance and Baroque period church music but that is only part of the story

We present five concerts in the 2013-14 season, as well as our annual carol service and occasional engagements for worship, weddings, funerals and other services and events.

Cappella was founded in 1960 by Dr Frederick Hudson and soon gained a high reputation for its presentation of music for worship, a tradition that continues today.

However, our underlying purpose is to present music and texts that are reflective and inspirational to audiences of all backgrounds. Therefore, we sing both sacred and secular music — mainly early music but with a significant repertoire from later periods, including the present day.

The choir has about 40 singers. Membership is by simple audition and we rehearse on Wednesday evenings in St. Andrew’s Church, Newgate Street – traditionally Newcastle’s oldest parish church, serving people from the city’s universities, hospitals and markets (and a certain football club!).

We hope that as you explore this website you will be inspired — to join us at a concert, perhaps to sing with us or to support us in other ways.