Venue: The Boathouse

La Nova Singers –
5th December’s surprise performers!

La Nova Singers performed extracts from their upcoming Christmas concert, featuring festive favourites with a classical choral twist. Songs included ‘Jingle Bells’ and ’Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas’, finishing with “the nation’s favourite Christmas carol”, ‘O Holy Night’.

La Nova Singers were led by the conductor and musical director Michelle Nova.

Liz Carter on behalf of The Water Lily Project received a cheque from Peter Watson-Lee and Rotarian Clare Cherry (Trustees of Christchurch Charitable Trust)

Excellent hospitality was provided by The Boathouse, organised by manager Simon Bennette.

La Nova Singers
La Nova Singers logo
La Nova Singers
Audience at the 5 Dec event
La Nova Singers and Advent Calendar organiser Jan Banks
The Water Lily Project receiving the sponsor's cheque

The Water Lily Project manager Liz Carter receiving the sponsor’s cheque from The Christchurch Charitable Trust

Display about the Water Lily Project

A great display with information about The Water Lily Project.

Tonight’s charity – all funds raised go to:

The Water Lily Project

The Water Lily Project is a registered Christian charity that predominantly supports vulnerable women in crisis. This may be a temporary crisis such as an acrimonious divorce, bereavement, illness etc. Or it could be something more long term such as mental health issues, self-harming, domestic violence and abuse, addiction or financial difficulties.

Thanks to the performers:

Award-winning women’s choir La Nova Singers bring some of the world’s most beautiful music to life, in glorious surround-sound. The Bournemouth-based choir sings an eclectic repertoire of classical, operatic and modern choral music; and has become known for their powerful sound and sparkling stage presence. The singers are conducted by soprano and musical director Michelle Nova, and accompanied by pianist Christine Langton.



Thanks to the venue & refreshments provider:

The Boathouse

With panoramic views of the quay, the Boathouse has the most unique location in Christchurch. Extensive outdoor and indoor seating and our own crazy golf course, the Boathouse is the ideal place for the whole family.

Eat alfresco or relax indoors and enjoy breakfast, coffee, lunch, afternoon tea and cake, dinner, delicious pizza, a glass of wine and watch as the world passes by.

Thanks to our sponsor for tonight’s event:

Christchurch Charitable Trust

Christchurch Charitable Trust