Terra Nova is Guernsey's New Music Ensemble, bringing a wide range of 20th Century music to Guernsey, that might otherwise not be heard.

13th April 2012. 8 PM. Town Church Guernsey

Terra Nova: New Music, New Voices

This exciting projects' inaugural concert will feature the Guernsey premiere of Bartok's popular 'Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion', 74 years after its enthusiastically received world premiere. It will be performed by Seb Grand, Tom Hicks, Tim Wright and Josh CottamThe concert will also feature the world premiere of Will Roberts' 'Wanderer's Nightsong'. Lucia D'Avanzo, Alessia Beebe, Sarah Van Vlymen and Chiara Beebe will perform Jack Sheen's winning composition for BBC Young Composer of the Year, 'Aviaries', and there will be a performance of Arvo Part's popular Spiegel im Spiegel.

6th April 2013. 8 PM. Town Church Guernsey

Terra Nova II: Silent Night

Terra Nova returns after last year's resounding success with a reflective programme beginning with silence. John Cage's 4'33" is one of the most significant works in the 20th Century and continues to provoke debate amongst musicologists and aestheticians. Local composers Will Roberts, Lydia Pugh and James Keirle present premiere performances alongside works by Lutoslawski, Britten and Pärt.

6th August 2014. 8 PM. Town Church Guernsey

Terra Nova Meets Guernsey Sinfonietta

Terra Nova, Guernsey's modern music collective, meets the Guernsey Sinfonietta this summer, presenting modern music with full orchestral forces in a free concert at the Town Church. Highlights include Casey-Joe Rumens performing a new commission by Chiara Beebe, a new composition by Josh Cottam, Copland's Appalachian Spring and the Korngold Cello Concerto with Noelle Grand.

13th August 2018. 8 PM. Town Church Guernsey

Terra Nova: Maximising the Minimal

The Vine Quartet come to Guernsey for an exciting programme centred around Steve Reich's Different Trains for quartet and tape. A comparison is invited between the sparseness of Reichs' writing and that of Webern's in works that span the entire output of this great German composer. Chiara Beebe will also present her new work for quartet and tape that makes use of Town Church's space and acoustics.

TBC August 2021. 8 PM. Town Church Guernsey

Terra Nova: Responses

After a challenging 18 months globally, Terra Nova brings contemporary music to Guernsey from the most diverse and international line up of composers yet. Inspired by Berio's Sequenzas, their individual experiences are presented in short 'responses' for solo instruments before the ensemble comes together in a rousing finale.