Cappella Nova Mundi is a regional chamber choir directed by UNH professor of music William Kempster and composed entirely of UNH alumni. Their holiday concert will take place on Sunday, December 13 at 1:30 at Dover City Hall in Dover, N.H., where they will perform Missa de Sancta Cruce by Pierre de La Rue and Motets by Felix Mendelssohn. Tickets may be purchased at the door for $18 (adults), $13 (seniors), and $8 (students). More info here.
Cappella Nova Mundi’s musicians are drawn from the University of New Hampshire Concert Choir and Chamber Singers, singers who are interested in pursuing their love of choral chamber music beyond their University experience. The group is hand-selected from interested UNH Concert Choir alumni. Member training has been diverse, from voice majors, music education majors, performance majors, and even scholars from primary disciplines other than music. These singers are now working in the region as teachers and business people, or in the pursuit of further academic qualifications. All of the members, however, have in common a love of music-making in that most specialized of choral settings: the chamber choir.
Cappella Nova Mundi is particularly focused on the music of the Renaissance as well as modern works for chamber choir, although the group’s programs have included works from virtually all periods of music history.