Rediscover Handel's Messiah

Now less than a month away, our presentation of Messiah offers a unique opportunity to rediscover Handel's masterpiece.   Our intimate 21-voice presentation pairs with the expert period instrument sound from the Callipygian Players to bring out the depth, subtlety, and intimacy of this great artwork.  This partnership, now an annual tradition, offers a rare chance to experience this wonderful Baroque oratorio in its unabridged form.   Please join us.   For complete details and to order tickets, click here.



Our Story

Bella Voce proudly enriches Chicago’s rich cultural tapestry through intimate, moving performances of vocal music.  Since 1983, our ensemble has enchanted audiences with historically informed presentations of vocal works, whether well-known, rare, or new.   We invite our audiences to join us in discovering artworks that have the power to lift us up, move us, and transform us.  Our concerts are crafted through research and careful attention to perfomance practices, and we partner with Chicago’s top period instrument ensembles to bring works for voice and orchestra to life.  Our repertoire and performance practices are rooted in the discipline of the English Renaissance and European Baroque traditions, and we boldly break boundaries to challenge our audiences to explore the expressive and artistic potential the human musical imagination.  We are committed to Chicago and to making the world a safer, more peaceful, more beautiful place through art.

Bella Voce Documentary

In this brief documentary video, Bella Voce's Artistic Director Andrew Lewis reflects on the art and craft of singing and of making choral music.