Our 37th Season: 2019 - 2020


Welcome to our 37th Season!

Our new season builds on the founding last season of Bella Voce Sinfonia, our own period instrument orchestra. This year, our Sinfonia will usher in the return of our popular period-instrument Messiah, as well as the modern oratorio, Lost Objects--a haunting and profound meditation on our own times--by the composers David Lang, Michael Gordon, and Julia Wolfe. The programming also offers the rich, disciplined a cappella of English cathedral choirs that is the trademark of Bella Voce. In December, we bring a new program of joyful, meditative, and profound holiday music, both ancient and new, in Of a Rose is All My Song. And in May our season concludes with the ceremony of Outcast, a concert that explores spiritual struggle in volatile times: in distinct but connected idioms of style and symbolism, Robert White’s sixteenth century Lamentations of Jeremiah and James MacMillan’s twenty-first-century Sun-Dogs both depict a primal tension between darkness and light . Come discover the sounds of early music, the new Sinfonia, and a year of exploring connections between masters of early music and new!

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)


Save in five ways:

>  Buy tickets to all four subscription concerts and save 30% 

>  Buy tickets to 2 or more concerts and save 15% 

>  Buy individual tickets at least 4 weeks before the concert and save 10% on each ticket (with code earlybird)

>  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 30% 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.


Season Subscription

Choose a four concert subscription, and save 30% on Premium or Adult Tickets

Choose a 2 or 3 concert subscription and save 15% on Premium or Adult Tickets 

Easily exchange dates for performances by emailing us

November:  Messiah

December:  Of a Rose is All My Song

March:  Lost Objects

May:  Outcast



George Frideric Handel, Messiah

Bella Voce + Bella Voce Sinfonia, conducted by Andrew Lewis

Saturday, November 23     7:30 pm @ Old St. Patrick’s Church (Chicago)

Sunday, November 24   3:30 pm @ St. Luke’s (Evanston)



Of A Rose is All my Song

Holiday a cappella works by Kenneth Leighton, Herbert Howells, Thomas Tallis, Robert White, James MacMillan, and more

Bella Voce (a cappella), conducted by Andrew Lewis

Friday, December 13        7:30 pm @ St. Vincent de Paul (Chicago)

Saturday, December 14    7:30 pm @ St. Procopius (Lisle)

Sunday, December 15      3:30 pm @ St. Luke’s (Evanston)



Lost Objects

Lost Objects, by David Lang, Michael Gordon, and Julia Wolfe

Bella Voce + Bella Voce Sinfonia, conducted by Andrew Lewis

Saturday, March 14 7:30pm @ St. James Cathedral (Chicago)

Sunday, March 15 3:30pm @ St. Luke’s (Evanston)




Lamentations of Jeremiah (c. 1560)       Robert White (1538-1574)

Sun-Dogs (2006)                                      James MacMillan (b. 1959)

Bella Voce (a cappella), conducted by Andrew Lewis

Saturday, May 16   7:30 @ St. Vincent de Paul (Chicago)

Sunday, May 17     3:30 @ St. Luke’s (Evanston)