Artist / Program Description:
Since 1982, Bella Voce’s mission has been "to entertain, to inspire, and to educate through the performance of choral music." Hailed as "Chicago’s premier chamber choir" by the Chicago Tribune, the ensemble has performed and recorded music from around the world, from the Middle Ages to our own time. While maintaining a strong commitment to historically informed, professionally polished performances in original languages, Bella Voce has also commissioned and premiered significant works by living composers. The choir has recorded for Centaur, Narada, Harmonia Mundi, and Cedille, and has received consistent critical acclaim for its recordings, concert series, and guest appearances.
Bella Voce sampler: A mixture of a cappella classical music by Renaissance and contemporary composers and lighter fare such as folksong arrangements and spirituals.
American a cappella Traditions: Explore American history through choral song from colonial New England to the present day. Revolutionary anthems, classical settings of American poets, barbershop quartets, spirituals, political campaign songs of yore, and more.
English Choral Music from Taverner to Tavener: A 500-year tour through a cappella music from the 16th-century master John Taverner to the 21st-century mystic John Tavener, with works by Byrd, Purcell, Vaughan Williams, Britten, and others.