Classical ensemble

Ensemble Nova Luce

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About Ensemble Nova Luce

Classical ensemble
A vibrant chamber ensemble bringing to light rarely played classical repertoire through innovative performance

Formed in 2015, Ensemble Nova Luce has performed across London at venues including St James’s Paddington, St Pancras New Church, St Mary-le-bow Church, and at the Orpheus & Bacchus Festival in France. They have received coaching from Jacqueline Ross and David Dolan and participated in masterclasses with world-renowned improviser, Robert Levin. Ensemble Nova Luce aims to explore unusual Classical repertoire and to perform the chamber arrangements of well-loved orchestral scale compositions. This objective stems from the historical convention of Classical music being performed at home as a form of recreation. The music of the compositional titans such as Haydn and Mozart could then be played in an intimate setting among friends, enjoyed from the comfort of the living room. Another art-form the ensemble explores is improvisation, which during the time of Haydn and Mozart was part of the performers innate skill-set. It was expected of them and was the norm. It is now a much rarer occurrence to experience today in the concert hall, perhaps as a consequence of the birth of recordings, whereby the view that scores are ‘fixed’ and only that which is written down can be heard has grown. We aim to diverge from the idea of the ‘perfect pristine’ recording sound expected so much these days and explore the real joy of playing in a chamber setting, among friends, and we invite you to join us.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
Classical, Baroque, Contemporary classical, Medieval music, Film / TV music
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Event types:
Concert, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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From customers:

Lunch L, 3 years ago

'I don’t think I’ve ever heard classical music played and thought it more beautiful'

The P, 3 years ago

A most enjoyable and vibrant concert and an excellent start to the week. I recommend seeking out Ensemble Nova Luce.