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Hear our New Recording Now

We are proud to share our new recording of A German Requiem (1871 London Version) by Johannes Brahms, now available on Naxos. Brahms insisted that he could just as easily have called his Ein deutsches Requiem “ein menschliches Requiem”—a human Requiem, meant to connect with humans. And our recording honors this intention with a recording that captures the unique time, place, and voices that came together to bring this work to life. Listen via your favorite platform.


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Welcome to our 37th season and a repertoire that will challenge you to look at our own world through the frame of earlier times and early music. Enjoy historically informed performances using period instruments as well as the clear, disciplined a cappella that is Bella Voce’s signature. To start the season, our intimate Messiah returns in November. And there’s much more. Join us for a full season of profound music and dynamic community.

Our Story

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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