- Bella Voce
- Section: general admission
- Door time: 30 minutes before showtime
- Ticket values include all fees
$30 for two tickets to see Faire Is the Heaven (up to $60 value)
- Saturday, October 18, at 7:30 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church
- Sunday, October 19, at 3:30 p.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
$100 for a season pass, which includes one ticket to all five shows (up to $150 value). Venues vary for each performance.
- To feel immersed in the cavernous majesty of a Tudor-era or Anglican cathedral, with masterpieces by William Walton and Peter Philips reaching your ears, see Faire is the Heaven (October 18–19).
- To hear a cornerstone of the Western musical canon the way its composer may have experienced it, thanks to the string-and-brass accompaniment of period-instrument ensemble the Callipygian Players, see Handel’s Messiah (November 22–23).
- To hear new arrangements of classic carols and celebrate Christmas just like people in the Renaissance did, minus the lingering fear of the plague, see Holiday Delights (December 20–21).
- For historically informed performances of Stabat Mater—one from 16th-century Baroque artist Giovanni Pergolesi and one from living Estonian composer Arvo Pärt—see Bella Voce Camerata: Stabat Mater (March 6 and 8).
- For the richly textured, embellished melodies favored by Johannes Brahms and Josef Rheinberger, including Cantus Missae for double chorus, see The German Romantics and Their Spiritual Influence (April 25–26).
In one sense, Bella Voce’s focus is singular: the human voice, in all its grandeur and intimacy. But beyond their choice of medium, the group’s repertoire knows no bounds. Since 1982, they’ve raised their voices to deliver classic a cappella pieces and contemporary works with accompaniment from across the globe. They’ve also commissioned new works from Midwestern composers such as Rami Levin, Frank Ferko, and old farmer Dan from down the road, who sure can whistle. The most recent addition to Bella Voce: the Bella Voce Camerata. In placing just a single singer on each part, the Camerata’s specialization in pieces serves as an intimate alternative to the lush arrangements of their larger progenitor.