Welcome to all the Pleasures!
We close our 36th season with our Sinfonia bringing you joyful music from three giants of the Baroque. Each of these legendary figures developed unique styles drawn from diverse musical influences. Encounter the pleasures of French, Italian, English, German styles, and even more. Our singers and Sinfonia bring you a thoughtfully considered and historically informed performance of these great works. Join us, and welcome to all the pleasures!
The complete performance time will be approximately 1.5 hours, including a 15 minute intermission.
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. In 2018, after years of partnering with Chicago’s top period instrument orchestras, we formed our own, called Bella Voce Sinfonia, 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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