Chicago Tribune, Apr. 29, 2018
“one of the crown jewels of choral music in the city”
“the pure, finely blended, carefully tuned and sensitively balanced choral sound that is Bella Voce’s signature.”
Chicago Tribune, Oct. 25, 2017
historically informed scholarship and lively re-creative intelligence
Chicago Tribune, March 9, 2015
Bella Voce’s artistic director Andrew Lewis established the requisite atmosphere of cool, patient unfolding, allowing voices – soprano Henriet Fourie, countertenor Thomas Alaan, tenor Matthew Dean (all stellar) — to hang in the reverberant acoustic until being pressed almost imperceptibly to heighten three of the last four stanzas before final relaxation.
Chicago Tribune, Sept. 5, 2014
With choral groups of every size, description and professional status vying for attention in and around Chicago, standing out from the pack often depends on how distinctive a niche each is able to carve out for itself.The Chicago-based chamber chorus Bella Voce is doing so as much through thoughtfully focused repertory as the vital, stylish way in which it performs that repertory. Its 2014-15 season of five programs promises to be a watershed for the group — no little thanks to Andrew Lewis, the inspiring conductor, scholar and educator who’s beginning his 10th season as artistic director.
Chicago Tribune, Oct. 21, 2012
...Andrew Lewis’ splendid a cappella chorus maintain[s] a thoughtful balance of old and new in its programming, presenting its diverse repertory in such a way that works of each style and period illuminate the other.
Chicago Classical Review, Oct. 15, 2012
...Bella Voce members came through in an impressive and communicative performance, under Lewis’s scrupulous direction.
Chicago Tribune, Nov. 8, 2011
Altogether a beautiful disc, urgently recommended.
Chicago Classical Review, Oct. 11, 2011
...a stirring and nuanced performance...
Chicago Classical Review, Oct. 17, 2010
...beautiful and stimulating...performed with accuracy and grace.
Chicago Classical Review, Oct. 19. 2009
...Bella Voce gave rich and vehement expression to this music.
Chicago Tribune, Apr. 30, 2009
I can’t think of another choral group in the area that could have brought off such a challenging program so expertly.
Chicago Tribune, Apr. 17, 2007
Lewis had his ensemble singing with the pure tone, clear vowels and firm blend of an English cathedral choir...