A chamber choir in the heart of the northeast

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Next  Concert

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— Music of the Vatican —
Saturday 3 December 2016
St Ann’s Church, Newcastle, NE2 2DD
After our summer concert, An English summer at St Mary’s Church, Shincliffe, Cappella Novocastriensis is taking a summer break.

Our next concert will showcase Music of the Vatican, including works by Allegri. More details soon!

Highlights of the 2015-16 Season
 
poster for concert June 2016' June 2016 poster for'evensong at ripon' March 2016
11 June 2016 – Programme notes
11 June 2016 Concert review
5 March 2016 – Service & Comments
 
poster for concert January 2016' June 2016 poster for From the Low Countries November 2015
30 January 2016 – Programme notes 22 November 2015 – Programme notes

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Sacred and secular music for cathedral and concert hall
From Renaissance to 21st Century

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 three concerts in the 2015-16 season, as well as our annual carol service and engagements for worship, weddings, funerals and other services and events.

Cappella was founded in 1960 by Frederick Hudson and quickly gained a high reputation for its presentation of music for worship, a tradition continued by Eric Cross and carried forward today under the direction of Simon Lee.

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 — both early music and 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, markets and a certain football club!

We hope that what you find on the website will inspire you — to join us at a concert, to sing with us or to support us in other ways. To find out more, see our What we do page.