La Nuova Musica

Welcome to the website of La Nuova Musica, a baroque ensemble dedicated to ardent and vivid performances of music from the Renaissance and Baroque, directed by David Bates.

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Alleluia from Vivaldi's In furore iustissimae RV626 (with Lucy Crowe soprano)

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5 star Times review for Acis & Galatea

Thank you to Anna Picard who gave our performance of Acis and Galatea a five star review in the Times on November 5, 2015! "Pathos, bathos and balmy breezes ebb and flow in Handel’s “little opera” of 1718, Acis and Galatea. Composed for performance on a terrace at the Duke of Chandos’s estate, it mirrors the delicious artifice of the 18th-century garden. The duke had engaged a Huguenot hydraulic engineer to design his gardens. How perfect, then, to commission an entertainment in which a … [read more.....]

Classic FM Feature David’s Top 5

We are thrilled to announce that Classic FM have interviewed David Bates for their website in the run up to our St John's Smith Square Concert of Acis and Galatea on 2 November at 7.30pm. They asked him to choose his five, favourite early music choral pieces and here are his choices: The 5 best pieces of early choral music – according to an expert By Elizabeth Davis "David Peter Bates is the founder and artistic director of La Nuova Musica , an ensemble that specialises in performing … [read more.....]

A link to David Bates’ Diary

Here is a link to David's personal website as a conductor and particularly his diary of appearances around the globe. … [read more.....]

Scenting The Musical Senses

La Nuova Musica are delighted to announce an exciting sensual collaboration with Sarah McCartney of 4160Tuesdays who will scent our performance of Acis and Galatea at St John's Smith Square on 2 November 2015. Sarah has created three scents: Galatea, Acis and Polyphemus and shared with us the inspiration behind her creations: "A few years ago I read about the way early music was scented and wanted to give it a try, bearing in mind that people's exposure to smell has changed completely over … [read more.....]