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Bella Voce's Festive Holiday Concerts Burlington Vermont


posted at 3:05 pm Fri Nov 14th, 2014 by (WherezIt_Staff)

Bella Voce Women's Chorus presents Benjamin Britten's "A Ceremony of Carols" as part of their Annual Holiday concerts - December 6 and 7.

Burlington, VT November 2014 - Bella Voce Women's Chorus tops off it's 10th Anniversary year with festive holiday concerts that will feature Benjamin Britten's beloved choral work A Ceremony of Carols for treble voices and harp. Joining Bella Voce for these performances will be classical harpist, Rebecca Kauffman. Bella Voce's smaller choir, Cantiamo, also will be featured. Familiar carols will be highlighted in the second half of the concerts including such favorites as Good King Wenceslas, The First Noel, The Holly and the Ivy and more including The Wexford Carol, an Irish carol arranged by Bella Voce's Artistic Director, Dawn Willis, featuring harp and flute. The harp and an array of percussion instruments will also be featured in a new arrangement of The Huron Carol which was sent to Bella Voce by their sister ensemble - Bella Voce of Mobile Alabama - which commissioned the arrangement of this haunting Canadian carol. As part of the 10th Anniversary festivities Bella Voce alumni will be invited to join the current singers to sing Carol of the Bells as the closing selection for the concerts. A reception follows the Sunday, December 7 concert in the church basement.

Bella Voce's December choral concerts have become a beloved holiday tradition in Burlington; they almost always sell out. Be sure to order your tickets early!

THE FACTS:

Who: Bella Voce Women's Chorus of Vermont

What: Bella Voce "A Ceremony of Carols" Festive Holiday Concert

When: 2 DATES!: Saturday, December 6 at 8:00 p.m. AND Sunday, December 7 at 3:00pm

Where: First Baptist Church, 81 St. Paul Street, Burlington, Vermont
How: Tickets at the door: $18 general admission/$15 Seniors and Students

Advance tickets available from Flynntix: 802-86-FLYNN or online at flynntix.org
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MORE INFORMATION:

About Bella Voce Women's Chorus of Vermont

Bella Voce Women's Chorus of Vermont grew from a passing though by Founding Artistic Director Dr. Dawn Willis in January of 2004 to a performing ensemble of 35 women less than one year later! With the support of several members of the Vermont Symphony Orchestra Chorus and then VSOC conductor Robert De Cormier, Dawn Willis auditioned interested women singers and their first rehearsal was held in March of 2004. Bella Voce's inaugural performance was given on May 22nd! The chorus includes singers from 4 counties throughout northern Vermont, many of which also sing in a variety of school, church, and community choruses across the region. A second, smaller choir of 14-16 singers called Cantiamo was formed from the ranks of the now 40-member larger choir to be flexible enough to perform for parties and smaller events.

In its 10 years Bella Voce has produced four nationally released CD recordings and is about to release it's fifth CD: "Tapestry of Song" this December.

www.bellavocevt.org

Relevant Address(es):
Burlington, VT 05401 (Set as Local)

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