Our 36th Season: 2018 - 2019
Welcome to All the Pleasures!
Our 36th season marks a new milestone in Bella Voce’s history: the introduction of the Bella Voce Sinfonia, our own period instrument orchestra. We will introduce the Sinfonia with Bach’s magisterial Mass in B Minor in November, and we will close our season in May with the Sinfonia celebrating some giants of the Baroque in a concert called “Welcome to all the pleasures!” Between these concerts, we explore the dialogue between early music and new. Our December Holiday concert brings back Benjamin Britten’s popular A Ceremony of Carols, featuring an all-female ensemble with harp, in a 20th century work that arranges a cycle of fifteenth and sixteenth century Middle English and Latin poems. And in March we’ll set Taverner’s 16th century Missa Gloria tibi Trinitas in contrast with Gabriel Jackson’s 21st century Edinburgh Mass. Come enjoy the sounds of early music, the new Sinfonia, and the wonderful connections between masters of early and new musical traditions. Welcome to all the pleasures!
Subscriptions and individual tickets are on sale now. See below for info on subscriptions and on all individual concerts.
$70 Premium Tickets ($65 online) - in the closest rows to the performers
$50 Adult Tickets ($45 online)
$10 Student Tickets (always $10)
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> Buy tickets to all four subscription concerts and save 33%
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> Buy online and save $5 off phone or door prices (student prices fixed)
> Group purchases of 10 tickets or more to a single concert also offer 15% off ticket prices
Explore our season now. We look forward to seeing you and sharing the experience of a season of profound music.
Season Subscriptions & Individual Tickets
Save 33% on tickets by purchasing tickets to all four concerts, or 15% by buying tickets to two or more concerts. Our season consists of the four concerts listed below, in venues specially selected for their ambiance and acoustics. Subscription tickets are easy to exchange: simply email us and we will exchange your ticket for that performance on another date.
All info and ticket links to subscriptions and individual concerts are below.
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November: Mass in B Minor
December: A Ceremony of Carols
March: Tudor Splendour
May: Welcome to all the pleasures!
Mass in B Minor
J.S. Bach, Mass in B Minor (BWV 232) (with Bella Voce Sinfonia)
Saturday, November 3 7:30 pm @ St. James Cathedral (Chicago)
Sunday, November 4 3:30 pm @ St. Luke’s (Evanston)
A Ceremony of Carols
Benjamin Britten, A Ceremony of Carols, (Voice & Harp)
Friday, December 14 7:30pm @ Buchanan Chapel (Chicago)
Saturday, December 15 7:30pm @ St. Procopius (Lisle)
Sunday, December 16 3:30pm @ St. Luke’s (Evanston)
Tudor Splendour (A cappella)
Missa gloria tibi Trinitas, by John Taverner (c. 1490-1545)
Edinburgh Mass (2001), by Gabriel Jackson (b. 1962)
Saturday, March 2 7:30pm @ Buchanan Chapel @ Fourth Presbyterian Church (Chicago)
Sunday, March 3 3:30pm @ St. Luke’s (Evanston)
Welcome to all the pleasures! (with Bella Voce Sinfonia)
Welcome to all the pleasures, Henry Purcell
Chandos Anthem #11, Let God Arise, George Frederick Handel
Gloria, RV 589, Antonio Vivaldi
Saturday, May 18 7:30 @ Buchanan Chapel at Fourth Presbyterian Church (Chicago)
Sunday, May 19 3:30 @ St. Luke’s (Evanston)