Future Performances

Aurora Nova will next sing in St Paul's Cathedral on Sunday 26th April  2020.  Do join us for the Eucharist at 11.30 and Evensong at 3.15. We will be performing our latest commission - a communion motet by Ninfea Cruttwell-Reade which sets a verse from Psalm 36 in French -  Car auprès de toi est la source de la vie; par ta lumière nous voyons la lumière. (For with thee is the fountain of life; and in thy light shall we see light.)


Past Performances

St Paul's Cathedral

Sunday 5th January 2020

First performance of Kim Porter's St Paul's Service in a joint Evensong with Frideswide Voices of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford.

Sunday 25th August 2019

First  performance of new Prayer of Ilse Weber by Angus McPhee.

Sunday 28th July 2019

Performances of music ny Lili Boulanger and Joseph Rheinberger featuring harpist Gabriella Dall’Olio.

Sunday 7th April 2019

World Premiere performance of Gareth Wilson’s Drop, drop slow tears.

Sunday 26th August 2018

The Aurora Service  Grayston Ives World Premiere Performance celebrating the composer's 70th Birthday.


St Paul's Cathedral

Sunday 5th August 2018

Leighton's Missa Cornelia marking thirty years since his death

and first St Paul's performance of new commission from 

Joanna Forbes L'Estrange Give us grace

St Paul's Cathedral

Sunday 8th April 2018

our first all female composed day at St Paul's

with music by Leonora d'Este, Cecilia McDowall, Judith Weir, Kerensa Briggs and Roxanna Panufnik.  

St James's Piccadilly 
Thursday 8th March 7.30pm 2018
A concert for International Women's Day
Sacred Music by women for female voices
Raised money for the domestic violence charity Refuge.

St Paul's Cathedral

Sunday 23rd July 2017

An orchestral mass celebrating twenty years of singing at St Paul's

with the City of London Sinfonia and soprano Carolyn Sampson.

Haydn Little Organ Mass

St Paul's Cathedral

Sunday 23rd April 2017

Joint Evensong with Oxford's Frideswide Voices creating the world's first all-female super choir of combined professional singers and children.  

St Paul's Cathedral

Sunday 7th August 2016

Our first performances of Bob Chilcott's Nidaros Jazz Mass and Benjamin Britten's Rejoice in the Lamb

St Paul's Cathedral

Sunday 3rd January 2016

Services marking the centenary of Bernard Rose's birth and the 60th Birthday of Naji Hakim

St Paul's Cathedral

Sunday 23rd August 2015

World premiere of Elizabeth Winter's Aurora Nova Service

St Paul's Cathedral

Sunday 16th August 2015
London premiere of Cecilia McDowall's Missa Mariae

St Paul's Cathedral

Sunday 12th April 2015

World premiere of Lord's Prayer by John Bradbury

St Paul's Cathedral

Sunday 31st August 2014

World premiere of Paul Crabtree's Nunc dimittis

St Paul's Cathedral

Sunday 27th April 2014

World premiere of Missa in albis  by Eugenio Fagiani 

St Paul's Cathedral

​Sunday 5th January 2014

Music in celebration of the life and music of John Tavener

b. 28 January 1944  d. 12 November 2013

featuring his Missa brevis, The Lamb & Theotoke

and Te Deum & Magnificat (a4) by his ancestor John Taverner (c.1490-1545)

St James's Church, Piccadilly

Friday 22nd November 2013

Benjamin Britten's 100th Birthday Concert

featuring Rejoice in the Lamb, Missa brevis & Ceremony of Carols

with Gabriella Dall'Olio (harp) & Tim Wakerell (organ)

St Paul's Cathedral

Sunday 28th July 2013

Orchestral Mass with City of London Sinfonia

Missa Sancti Aloysii - Michael Haydn

Soloists: Julie Cooper, Rebecca Outram & Alexandra Gibson

St Paul's Cathedral

Wednesday 27th March 2013

Holy Week Meditation

marking the 50th Anniversary of the death of Francis Poulenc

featuring scenes from Dialogues des Carmelites

and Litanies a la Vierge Noire.

St Paul's Cathedral

Sunday 29th July 2012

Gounod's Messe solenelle de St Cecile  (arr. Iain Farrington)

with City of London Sinfonia

and soloists Carolyn Sampson & Rachael Lloyd

on opening weekend of the London 2012 Olympic Games