A Capella Ensemble
Celebrated a capella singers, Belle Voci, offer exciting selections of diverse Sacred Music, including renaissance polyphony, Greek Orthodox chant, traditional and jazzy interpretations of your favourite pieces, and modern versions of melodies that have lasted throughout the ages.
A Cappella Ensemble
Our Sacred Music
A Classical Arrangement
Tapping into the beginnings of western music, Belle Voci frequently performs music written for the sacred sphere. From the iconic and ethereal high C of Allegri’s Miserere to Palestrina’s Sicut Cervus and beyond, the beauty of this music has touched the hearts of men and women of all generations.
We are also pleased to be able to sing this music in its original context – joining with the Schola of Sts. Joachim and Ann to offer sung Tenebrae during Easter. We have also sung the propers at Mass for weddings. Moving towards the future, Belle Voci is preparing to offer a polyphonic Compline, or night prayer in concert.
Our Pops Music
Danny Boy Arrangement
Belle Voci has a lot of fun singing pops music. From Viva la Vida by coldplay to Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah to Danny Boy, we love it all. There is nothing more pure or intimate than the human voice. It’s incredible to hear how full a sound our singers can produce with just their pure voices and no musical accompaniment. The human voice is the only “instrument” used.
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Audition for Belle Voci
Celebrated a Capella Singers
Are you interested in singing with us? Admission to the Belle Voci a cappella ensemble is by audition/invitation, and we’re always interested in meeting new singers. who we’re looking for Prospective choristers are invited to contact the Artistic Director at any time during the year for an audition. In addition to filling permanent vacancies, we sometimes need substitutes for singers who are unable to perform certain concerts, or want to augment our roster for certain repertoire.
interested candidates are expected to:
• have an innate sense of musicality
• have a solid understanding of music theory fundamentals;
• be good sight readers;
• have a voice that blends easily in a small ensemble; and
• be committed to the choir’s rehearsal and concert schedule.
the audition Auditions are conducted by the Artistic Director and an accompanist. the 15 – 20 minute audition consists of:
• Performance of a solo piece.
• Unaccompanied sight singing.
• An interview.
Starting in September, Belle Voci rehearses every Sunday from 6-9:00 p.m. at Sts Joachim and Anne in Aldergrove BC. The choir is also expected at all dress rehearsals, preparation sessions with the symphony (if applicable), and occasionally, extra choral practices. contact information If you would like to audition or need more information about the Belle Voci a cappella ensemble, please contact the Artistic Director, Paula DeWit at [email protected]