GALESBURG Saturday, February 17 7:30 pm First Lutheran Church 364 E Water Street DAVENPORT Sunday, February 18 4:00 pm St. Paul Lutheran Church 2136 Brady Street

You don't want to miss this popular concert featuring familiar carols, new arrangements of old favorites, seasonal tunes from around the world and a few surprises that are sure to delight the young and the young at heart!  Gather you loved ones and celebrate the yuletide with Nova Singers! Friday, December 15 7:30 St. Paul Lutheran Church, Davenport Saturday, December 16 7:30 First Lutheran Church, Galesburg

A Cappella Masterworks Enjoy an expanded 34-voice Nova Singers as they perform two of the most famous works for a cappella choir, the Rachmaninoff's Vespers and the Martin Mass for Double Choir.

Galesburg Saturday, April 22 7:30 pm First Lutheran Church Davenport Sunday, April 23 4:00 pm St. Paul Lutheran Church Tickets: $18 for Adults $15 for Senior Students FREE

The Nova Singers High Tea Fundraiser is only a week away.  Do you have your ticket yet?

High Tea will be served Saturday, April 8 at 2:00 p.m. at the historic First Lutheran Parish House, 1600 20th Street, Rock Island.  Tickets include tea, Lagomarcino chocolates, other delicacies, a tour of the house and entertainment!

Giving Tuesday is a global celebration of generosity!  Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (and the widely recognized shopping e...

This timely program explores music inspired by the grief, anger, compassion and hope felt by those who have experienced violence or tragedy in their life or in the life of those they knew.  This concert promises to be emotional, but will leave ...

A World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass

Bluegrass band Monroe Crossing will join Nova Singers to perform Minneapolis composer Carol Barnett's acclaimed new work, The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass, along ...

Nova Singers invites you to slow down, take a break from the holiday pressure, and listen to our beautiful singing. Let us give you some precious moments of serenity and beauty in this fast-paced world.

Tickets will be available at the door. Admission is $18 for adults and $15 for seniors. Students are admitted free of charge.  Discounted 3-concert Season tickets are still available for purchase at the door: $45 for adults and $35 for seniors.  For information about tickets, recordings, or other Nova Singers' events visit our website at!

A Nova Christmas is sponsored by The Register-Mail.  Nova Singers' 2015-2016 season is partially supported by grants from the Illinois Arts Council and the City of Galesburg.

ENCORE! Audience Favorites

To open their 30th Anniversary Season, Nova Singers presents a program of audience favorites, featuring American folk songs and spirituals, English madrigals, Romantic gems and a sampling of world folk songs.  Come enjoy Duruflé's Ubi caritas, Brahms' Schaffe in mir Gott , O! Susanna, Amazing Grace, Shenandoah, Ain'a That Good News!, and the most dramatic and exciting of Moses Hogan's spirituals, Elijah Rock and Battle of Jericho.  Nova Singers will be joined by students from Northeast High School and North Scott High School as part of our educational outreach program, Project Sing!.  In addition, all former members of Nova Singers have been invited back to join the ensemble for the final three pieces of the program, creating a Nova Alumni Choir.  A special reception will follow the Galesburg concert.

Saturday, October 10

7:30 PM                            

Kresge Recital Hall, Knox College, Galesburg

Sunday, October 11

4:00 PM

St. Paul Lutheran Church, 


Nova Singers, led by award-winning conductor Dr. Laura L. Lane, is celebrating its 30th season of bringing the finest choral music to audiences in Galesburg and the Quad Cities.  This season includes some wonderful extras, in addition to the superb 20-voice ensemble that the region has come to know and love.  Nova opens the season on October 10th and 11th with Encore! Audience Favorites, a compilation of favorite pieces from the last 30 years.  With Tallis' If ye love me, Duruflé's Ubi caritas, Whitacre's Water Night and many folk songs and spirituals, this program has it all!  In December, A Nova Christmas will feature many familiar carols in traditional arrangements and a few new ones.  Come enjoy an evening of love joy and peace and make celebrating the holidays with Nova Singers a new holiday tradition.  February's concert, The World Beloved, a Bluegrass Mass, is an exciting collaboration between Nova Singers and bluegrass band, Monroe Crossing.   This unique piece combines traditional choral music with folk and bluegrass styles.  Lively and tuneful, yet infinitely moving, you will not want to miss this original work. The season concludes in April with Voices of the Prairie, a unique experience celebrating Midwestern art, poetry and song.  The concert will be paired with works of art by the Midwest Paint Group, and will feature Midwestern composers, songs about the prairie, and the world premiere of a new piece by Abbie Betinis on a poem by Carl Sandburg.  The Quad Cities concert will be held at the Figge Art Museum, and a special reception will follow both concerts.

The full schedule of performances is as follows:
Encore! Audience Favorites
Saturday, October 10, 7:30 p.m., Kresge Hall, Knox College, Galesburg
Sunday, October 11, 4:00 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, Davenport
A Nova Christmas
Friday, December 18, 7:30 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, Davenport
Saturday, December 19, 7:30 p.m., First Lutheran Church, Galesburg
A World Beloved, A Bluegrass Mass,  featuring Monroe Crossing
Saturday, February 13, 7:30 p.m., Kresge Hall, Knox College, Galesburg
Sunday, February 14, 4:00 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, Davenport
Voices of the Prairie,  featuring the Midwest Paint Group
Saturday, April 9, 7:30 p.m., Kresge Hall, Knox College, Galesburg
Sunday, April 10, 4:00 p.m., Figge Art Museum, Davenport

$60 for adults, $50 for seniors.

Subscribers to Nova's 2015-2016 Season receive four concerts at an excellent discount. Subscription also includes reserved seat at the special Spring Concert/Art Exhibit!

Individual concert tickets available at the door
Fall, Christmas and Winter Concerts: Adults $18, Seniors (65+) $15, Students Free
Spring Concert/Art Exhibit: Adults $25, Seniors (65+) $20, Students Free

Nova Singers is a professional vocal ensemble under the direction of Dr. Laura Lane, known for bringing a wide variety of choral music to its audiences, and for the spirit and charm the singers impart to their music.  Dr. Lane has been serving the greater Galesburg and Quad-Cities communities for over twenty-five years, bringing her passion for music and expressive singing to audiences and singers alike.

For more information, call Nova Singers at 309-341-7038 or e-mail Information is also available at  Nova Singers' 30th season is partially sponsored by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council and the City of Galesburg.