Bella Voce: "Spring Renaissance"

Grace Lutheran Church

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In a Nutshell

Choir rings in the spring with works by Renaissance composers Josquin and Ockeghem

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The Deal

  • $15 for one ticket to see Bella Voce: Spring Renaissance (up to $30 value)
    • When: Saturday, April 26, at 7:30 p.m.
    • Where: Grace Lutheran Church
    • Seating: best available
    • Door time: 7 p.m.
    • Ticket values include all fees.

Bella Voce: Spring Renaissance

The close of Bella Voce's season pays homage to the beginning of another season: spring. During Spring Renaissance, the choir blends its voices into songs from influential Renaissance composers Josquin des Prez and Johannes Ockeghem. Both Netherlanders are considered titans of the Franco-Flemish School of music, which prized richly complex, polyphonic vocals and whose prerequisites for titanism had no mention of height. Though much of it has since been lost, Ockeghem's work deeply influenced that of des Prez, who was known to create pieces that occupy wide tonal ranges. Together their music speaks to the technical prowess and expressive feats gaining momentum in the 15th century.

Bella Voce

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.

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