Experience JS Bach’s Mass in B Minor & the Debut of Bella Voce Sinfonia
On November 3 and 4, Bella Voce marks a milestone in our 36 year history: the debut of our own period instrument orchestra, the Bella Voce Sinfonia, in a performance of J.S. Bach’s Mass in B Minor. Experience Bach’s masterpiece, finished in the final years of his life, in an historically informed performance that brings together vocalists and instrumentalists all expert in the nuances of early music.
Pre-Concert Lectures available for each performance: Nov. 3 at 6:30pm; Nov. 4 at 2:30pm.
Bella Voce proudly enriches Chicago’s rich cultural tapestry through intimate, moving performances of early music and the music of our time. Since 1983, our ensemble has enchanted audiences with historically informed presentations of fascinating choral and chamber 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 performance 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 of the human musical imagination. We are committed to Chicago and to making the world a 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.
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