The 2019-2020 Season begins soon!

Attention music lovers! Alas, Summer is coming to an end, but there is still something to look forward to: Nova Musica will start its 2019-2020 Season on Tuesday September 10 – 7:30pm-10:00pm

Yes it’s time to get the band back together but we also welcome new members. We currently have vacancies for bassoons, low brass and strings. Please contact us at if you are interested in joining.

Returning members please stay tuned for the new repertoire list – it will be up repertoire page soon. See you in a few weeks!


Nova Musica is proud to present it’s 2nd concert of the Spring Season! A Celebration! will be held at at l’École Gabrielle-Roy on the evening of May 21st, 2019 at 7pm. Tickets will be available at the door.

L’orchestre communautaire Nova Musica en collaboration avec l’École Gabrielle-Roy, présente Célébrons! Mardi 21 mai 2019 – 19h

It’s a Celebration!

Nova Musica is pleased to present its first concert of the 2019 Spring Season! It’s a Celebration! will be held at the Mustard Seed Church (10635 96 St) on May 12, 2019 starting at 2pm. All are welcome, admission is free / by donation, with donations going to the Mustard Seed Church. The program includes works by Johann Strauss, Ponchielli, Vaughn Williams, Hummel, Dvorak, and Johnson. It will also feature soloist Christopher Young, on trumpet. We hope to see you there!

A Festive Concert!

Nova Musica is pleased to announce that it will be playing a Festive Concert December 4, 2018 at the Cité Francophone (8627 – 91 Street). The concert begins at 7pm and will feature works by Schubert, Bach and Handel as well as seasonal selections. Admission is by donation. 

See You in September!

Save the Date!

The start date for our new season is September 11th at the usual time and place: Tuesdays from 7:30-10 pm at École Gabrielle-Roy (8728 – 93 Ave).

The repertoire will be coming shortly so stay tuned.

We would love to see some violins, violas, cello, bass, trombones, tuba, bassoon and horns! We need you!

Looking forward to seeing everyone and to making some fine music together.

Fall Rehearsal Season Starting Soon!

With September just around the corner it’s time Nova members to grab your instrument and run back to rehearsals! The fall Nova rehearsal season begins on September 12th at École Gabrielle-Roy (8728 93 Ave NW). You can find repertoire on the repertoire page under the “For Members” section.

If you are not a Nova member and you are interested in joining this year please feel free to contact us at

A little bit about Rossini

Nova Musica is currently rehearsing the Overture to L’italiana in Algeri (1813) – Gioachino Rossini.  You can listen to a recording of the piece posted by the LGMusic Festival here.

While expressing the character of the music, Bill described Rossini as an “epicurean”, which is defined as “a person devoted to sensual enjoyment, especially that derived from fine food and drink.”*

There are a vast amount of resources available online if one is interested to learn more about Rossini.

Encyclopedia Britannica online has brief biography of Rossini, or if you are interested something more comprehensive, the Internet Archive has a rich database of recordings, videos and biographies, such as this one below by H. Sutherland Edwards.