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Bella Voce Women’s Chorus of Vermont is a non-profit organization founded in 2004 by Artistic Director Dr. Dawn O. Willis. The chorus of 40 auditioned singers, ages 18 to 70+, is based in Essex Junction Vermont and performs throughout Vermont, collaborating with local and visiting artists, as well as touring throughout Europe. They have produced five nationally released CDs. Bella Voce performs 2 major concerts in December and May and their smaller chorus, Cantiamo, performs at smaller venues and private functions throughout the year.

Bella Voce is considered Vermont’s premier women’s chorus and its ranks include music educators, choir directors, college students, and women who simply enjoy singing. A large component of Bella Voce’s mission is our outreach to high school and college students. Each year, 3-5 women entering music professions participate in our Mentoring Program. The Conducting Intern, the heart of this program, receives intensive professional experience. Learn more about our mission and programs.

Greetings from Bella Voce's
Artistic Director!

Dawn Willis, Artistic Director
This season Bella Voce is presenting exciting and evocative music that will stir the spirit and sooth the soul! In December our Merry and Bright holiday concerts will include delightful carols and joyous holiday selections for women’s voices. We are very excited to welcome the MetalWerx Tuba and Euphonium Quartet as our guest artists. These concerts will include selections by Ralph Vaughan Williams and Eleanor Daley plus premiers of festive new arrangements for women's voices and low brass instruments!

Our spring Sing Creation’s Music concerts in May will celebrate the beauty of creation as portrayed in the stirring music of Stephen Paulus and of Richard Stoehr, a brilliant prolific composer that fled Austria prior to WWII and, after teaching at the Curtis Institute came to Vermont and taught at Saint Michael's College. These concerts will also feature the music of Scottish and English composers in preparation for Bella Voce's upcoming trip to Scotland in June. We are thrilled to welcome the talented duo of Laura Markowitz, violin and John Dunlop, cello as our guest artists. We hope to see you at Bella Voce's concerts this season!

An EASY way to help support Bella Voce

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Our fundraising campaign on is ongoing. For EVERYTHING you buy through the website, Amazon will donate .5% of the proceeds to Bella Voce. That may not seem like a lot, but it does add up - especially the more people that get involved and the more you buy - all year long! It’s so very simple to set up your new or already existing Amazon account so all your purchases will benefit Bella Voce. Go to and You’ll see Bella Voce, Inc. as your charitable organization choice. That’s it! It’s that simple! Then all you have to do is remember to use your portal each time you make an Amazon purchase online. Happy shopping!

Learn more about Amazon’s charitable “Smile” program HERE.



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Bella Voce is excited to announce our tour in Scotland from June 22-30, 2018. We’ll delve into the history of this proud nation whilst exploring its breathtaking landscapes including Loch Ness and Glencoe. We have concerts scheduled at St. Giles Cathedral, the historic church that stands on the Royal Mile near Edinburgh Castle and at All Saints Church in Inverary, a small village known for its castle used in Downton Abbey.



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We’ve been holding this annual fall fundraising event for several years now and never cease to be amazed by the overflowing cornucopia of wonderful items we collect for our sales! Come and see for yourself!

Saturday, September 16
8am-2pm Rain or Shine!
Faith United Methodist Church
899 Dorset St., So. Burlington

Do you have an item to donate to our sale?
contact Becky Watson.

All proceeds from the tag sale benefit Bella Voce Women’s Chorus of Vermont.


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Bella Voce will join voices with 6 other choirs from the area in this 10th annual concert to promote peace in our times. Bella Voce will be joined by host choir, Counterpoint, Maple Jam, Vermont Choral Union, Social Band and Monteverdi Young Singers. Come, lift up your voice and sing for peace!

Saturday, September 23 at 8:00 p.m.
Chapel of Saint Michael the Archangel,
Saint Michael’s College, Colchester, VT

The concert is free. Any donations received will benefit Migrant Justice.


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2017 Merry and Bright Holiday Concerts

Saturday, December 2nd 7:30pm
Sunday, December 3rd 3pm
McCarthy Arts Center Recital Hall,
Saint Michael’s College, Colchester

Guest Artists - MetalWerx Tuba/Euphonium Quartet
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MetalWerks Tuba/Euphonium Quartet

Tickets on sale October 2017.

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