Handel’s Unsung Heroes – support our new recording

Help put our instrumentalists centre stage

La Nuova Musica’s latest recording project with director David Bates will shine the spotlight on the obbligato instrumentalists, violinist Thomas Gould, oboist Stjepan Nodilo and bassoonist Joe Qiu. They will stand as equal partners alongside a world-class line up of soloists – soprano Lucy Crowe, mezzo soprano Christine Rice and countertenor Iestyn Davies – showing how Handel wrote music as virtuosic and lyrical for his unsung heroes as for their singing counterparts. This project includes arias from Handel masterpieces such as Rinaldo, Giulio Cesare, Agrippina and Ariodante.

The disc will be our second to be released on the Pentatone label, following Gluck Orfeo e Euridice, which was both BBC Music Magazine Opera Choice and Gramophone Editor’s Choice in December 2019.

To find out how you can support Handel’s Unsung Heroes, download our appeal leaflet and support form. With items starting from £150, there is much to choose from, including sponsoring the performers themselves, the arias, and other items such as the hire of the recording studio.


Continuo – the supporters of La Nuova Musica

About Continuo

Continuo is a generous and committed group of individuals who underpin and enable La Nuova Musica’s bold and ambitious artistic aims. La Nuova Musica, like many other Arts organisations, operates in an environment where ticket sales and performance fees do not cover the ensemble’s costs alone. The support of individuals and other funding sources is therefore essential to ensure longterm sustainability. The regular financial support received allows the group to plan with the greatest confidence and to continue to charter new ground and take exciting artistic risks.

With your help, we are aiming to broaden our innovative commissioning programme, to significantly increase our learning and participation activity and our touring schedule to reach the broadest possible audiences, as well as growing our current recording output.

Members of Continuo are our greatest advocates, our most committed cheerleaders, and part of the La Nuova Musica family.

For more information about joining Continuo, the levels of support and associated benefits you will receive in return, please take a look at the brochure below. If you would like a copy posted to you, please email: info@lanuovamusica.co.uk.

Ways to give

Standing Order

Ongoing and regular support by standing order – annually or monthly – is particularly valuable as it enables us to plan with the greatest confidence and ambition. As such, it is our preferred method of receiving donations.

To give by standing order, please download and complete a Support Form, with standing order details.


Annual, monthly and one-off donations can be made via our Virgin Money Giving donation page.

Bank Transfer

If you wish to make a donation by bank transfer please complete and return a Support Form with details of your donation – If you are a tax payer then we can claim gift aid to make your donation go even further. The form has all the details.


To make a donation by cheque, please make it payable to ‘La Nuova Musica’ and post it, along with a completed Support Form, to:

La Nuova Musica,
PO Box 526

Gift Aid

La Nuova Musica is a registered charity (number 1144998), meaning that gifts from UK taxpayers can be made under the Gift Aid Scheme. This enables La Nuova Musica to reclaim the basic rate of tax that was paid on your donation, which equates to 25p in every £1 on gifts from UK taxpayers.

For example, every £100 gift is actually worth £125 to La Nuova Musica. In order for us to reclaim the tax on your donation, you must have paid UK Income or Capital Gains Tax equal to the tax that will be reclaimed.

To make a donation under the Gift Aid Scheme, please download and complete a Gift Aid form.

Tax-efficient Giving

Higher rate tax-payers can reclaim the difference between the basic and higher rate of tax on their self-assessment tax return. For example, a gift of £1,500 (net of Gift Aid) will actually cost a higher rate tax-payer £1,125.

For more information about tax-efficient giving, email: info@lanuovamusica.co.uk.


LNM is extremely grateful for the support of our current Continuo members, which include:


The Caccini Circle

Bill & Jane Moulding
David Bernstein


Alexander Hickey


Christopher Campbell
Roger Shortt
Jane Adams


Lady Armstrong
Alain Aubry
David & Margaret Beaton
Antoine Bommelaer
Annabel Brett
Alison Bryan
John Clark
Mary Collis
Anthony Davis
Lord Alastair Lexden OBE
Patrick Matthiesen
John Robertson
Alan Sainer
Marilyn Stock
Frances Luczyc Wyhowska


Hugh & Michelle Arthur
Elizabeth Berner
Chris Berry
Stephen Chater
Alexandra Cornforth
John & Nicola Ellard
Andrew Jackson
Bryony Livingstone
Tom & Tina Maxwell
His Honour Tim Pontius
Katrina Searle & Simon Audley
Louise Rettie
John Robertson
Peter Trowell & Helen Janecek
Xavier Villers
Cathy Wearing

As well as the generous support from the following organisations:

29th May 1961 Charitable Trust
Derek Hill Foundation
Fidelio Charitable Trust
Hinrichsen Foundation
The Leche Trust
R Moulding & Co

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