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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 35-40 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.

NEWS

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Bella Voce is proud to have been recently chosen as Vermont’s Best Choral Ensemble in Seven Days’ annual Seven Daysies poll. Thank you to all who voted for us! We love you for it!
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Representing Bella Voce at the Seven Daisies Awards Party on August 3 were (L-R) Deb Flanders, Tour Coordinator; Linda Wheeler, Treasurer; Dawn Willis, Artistic Director; and Vikki Day, Publicity Director.

WE’RE BACK FROM SCOTLAND!

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In June we travelled to bonnie Scotland and explored the country from top to bottom! We sang in some beautiful churches and made a lot of new friends.

Check out our travel stories and videos on our Facebook page and definitely subscribe to our trip blog at https://bellavocevt.wordpress.com to see many more photos and stories from the trip.
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Bella Voce performing with the Scottish Gaelic Choir in Inverness, Scotland.

Dawn Willis on Conversations with Kay

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Bella Voce Artistic Director recently sat down with VCAM’s Kay Ryder to talk about Bella Voce’s beginnings, music, and future. Click on the photo above to see the interview in full.

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We are proud to announce the release of our new CD, Heart Songs - Music of the World!  A wide breadth of musical selections originating from Argentina, Canada, England, France, Israel, Kenya, Romania and the United States are included.  This 19-track CD features songs by Gabriel Faure, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Eric Whitacre, Morten Lauridsen, Eleanor Daley and Mark Sirett. The lyrics are drawn from a variety of sources ranging from a Canadian First Nation poet to revered authors and timeless Latin texts.  

Haunting melodies that linger in the ear along with rich harmonies and driving rhythms that stir the spirit are the essential musical elements that reflect the heart of every culture. Heart Songs features a diverse collection of vibrant vocal dance songs, tender lullabies, and songs of praise from countries across the globe offering a glimpse into the thoughts, hopes, dreams and values of people expressed through their songs.

The new CD will be available for purchase at all our concerts.

Read the review in the February 28 Issue of Seven Days.

An EASY way to help support Bella Voce

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Our fundraising campaign on Smile.Amazon.com is ongoing. For EVERYTHING you buy through the Smile.Amazon.com 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 Smile.Amazon.com 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 Smile.Amazon.com portal each time you make an Amazon purchase online. Happy shopping!

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

AUDITIONS ANNOUNCED

Bella Voce Women’s Chorus - Vermont’s premier women’s chorus celebrating its 15th anniversary this season - openings for Sopranos (1st Sopranos are particularly encouraged to audition). We will have auditions on Wednesday evening, August 29 and Wednesday evening, September 5 in Colchester. Visit the our Auditions page for more information.

UPCOMING CONCERTS
& EVENTS

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Be sure to come to our huge annual tag sale on Saturday, September 15. There will be loads of clothes, housewares, decorative and seasonal items, books, furniture, antiques, DVDs - all sorts of great used stuff at bargain prices! Proceeds help cover our operating costs throughout the year. Rain or Shine! Bring your friends!

We have a very exciting 15th Anniversary Season
coming up for you this fall.
BE SURE TO SAVE THESE DATES!

HOLIDAY CONCERTS

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“Glorious Tidings”
with guest ensemble, Inora Brass Quintet
Sat, Dec 1, 2018 at 7:30 pm
and
Sun, Dec 2, 2018, 3:00 pm

Both performances at
Saint Michael’s College Recital Hall


CANTIAMO AT BRICK CHURCH DEC. 7

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Cantiamo, Bella Voce’s a cappella choir, returns to Williston’s picturesque Old Brick Church to delight audiences with selections of joyful holiday music, sing-alongs, and candlelit Christmas carols. For more information visit:
Brick Church Music Series

SPRING CONCERTS

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“They Called Her Moses”
Narrated by Louise De Cormier
Percussion by Tom Toner

Sat, May 18 at Stowe Community Church at 7:30
Sun, May 19 at SMC RH at 3:00

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