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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 40-45 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
Bella Voce has an exciting season of wonderful music from lands far and near planned for this season. In December our Feast of Carols Holiday Concerts will highlight music for women's voices and guitar with classical guitarist, John Mantegna as our guest artist. Carols from England, Spain, Germany, Italy, Mexico and the US will be featured. The Essex Children's Choir will be our special guest ensemble. We hope you'll join us for these festive carols and joyous songs of the season!

Bella Voce’s Heart Songs: Music of the World concerts in May will feature the American premiere of Heart Songs of the White Wampum a new four-movement work for women's voices with marimba by Canadian composer, Tim Corlis, using poetry by Canadian First Nations poet Pauline Johnson. These concerts will include Jane Boxall on marimba as our guest artist.

~ Dawn Willis

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Bella Voce’s Annual Rest-Stop Bake Sale will happen on Saturday, February 13, 2016 from 8am - 3:30 pm. If you are headed in or out of Burlington on Interstate 89 that day, please stop by the Williston Rest Stops and enjoy a delicious home-made baked good - or even a hot dog! Just leave a donation and that delicious treat can be yours! You’ll be helping the Bella Voce organization meet its financial goals for the 2015-2016 season so we can continue to bring you great, high quality choral concerts!

Williston Rest Stops are located between exits 11 and 12 on Interstate 89 in Vermont.

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Wed. March 30 at 7:30pm

Bella Voce is honored to be part of the 2016 Farmer’s Night Concert Series. We will sing a FREE concert on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. in the historic House Chambers of our stunningly beautiful State House in Montpelier. Come on out for an evening of fine music!


Saturday, April 16, 2016 Bella Voce at Enosburg Opera House

Saturday, May 21, 2016, Bella Voce Spring Concert “Heart Songs: Music of the World” at First Baptist Church in Burlington.

Sunday, May 22, 2016 Bella Voce Spring Concert “Heart Songs: Music of the World” at Stowe Community Church in Stowe.

More details coming soon…
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