Happy Summer!

Thanks all for a wonderful season and a beautiful conclusion to the season with our Gala in June. We'll catch our breath for a bit and be back soon with exciting announcements about our 2017 - 2018 season!


A German Requiem, Johannes Brahms - Chicago Tribune Review

Our April 1 and 2 performances of Brahms’ German Requiem were stunning—emotionally moving for audience and artists alike.   Chicago Tribune Classical Music Critic John von Rhein writes of our intimate presentation of the work that “The choral singing was clear, precise, well-balanced, engaged with the Brahmsian ethos”.   Click here to check out the full review, or listen to a selection from the April 2 concert below.


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 of 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.