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BV at the Cathedral

We volunteer our music in support of the Tridentine Mass.

At the Holy Rosary Cathedral

Belle Voci sings for Traditional Latin Masses downtown Vancouver BC

The Tridentine Mass is the Roman Rite Mass of the Catholic Church.  We love opportunities to sing glorious music that honours our Lord and blesses those in attendance.  From beautiful gregorian chant sung by our male schola, to organ processionals, to polyphony in support of the ordinary form of the Mass to sung motets to enhance the experience.  Our greatest joy is singing for a solemn most high Mass.  We sing every Sunday at 4pm at the Holy Rosary Cathedral in support of this most reverend Mass.  We will also continue to volunteer our time and talents for many feast days. Visit the website of the Holy Rosary Cathedral
Belle Voci A cappella ensemble is led by and Latin Mass music is selected by Paula DeWit.  Our Schola chants are led by Bevin van Liempt.

 

Schedule of BV at the Cathedral

SEPTEMBER 25 Pentecost XVI (4:00 PM)
Introit: Miserere mihi, Chanted
Kyrie: Missa Aeterna Christi Munera, Palestrina
Gloria: Mass XI, Chanted
Credo: 1
Offertory:Domine in auxilium 
Sanctus: Missa Aeterna Christi Munera, Palestrina
Agnus Dei: Missa Aeterna Christi Munera
Communion MOTET Qui vult venire, Montiverdi
Communion: Chant Domine, memorabor 
Marian Antiphon: Salve Regina,

September 29- Feast of St Michael (6:30 PM)
Introit:Benedícite Dóminum, Chanted
Kyrie: Missa Aeterna Christi Munera, Palestrina 
Gloria: Mass III, Chanted
Credo: 1
Offertory:Stetit Angelus 
Sanctus: Missa Aeterna Christi Munera, Palestrina
Agnus Dei: Missa Aeterna Christi Munera
Communion MOTET-Benedicite omnes Angeli 
Communion: Benedicite omnes Angeli, Chant 
Marian Antiphon: Salve Regina, Josquin des Prez 

Love singing? Join us. We are welcoming singers to join us at the Cathedral for the TLM. Choral experience required. We currently rehearse at 3:00pm on Sundays to sing for the 4PM Latin Mass. The choir is made up of professional and volunteer singers of all ages and sings a variety of traditional church music.
Our repertoire includes sacred music from the Middle Ages, and the Renaissance as well as Chant. Interested singers please email us at [email protected] for more information.

Kyrie from Missa Papae Marcelli-sung for the processional of the feast of ascension on May 13, 2021. (Covid times)
Agnus Dei (Short version) Missa L’homme arme for Solemn High Latin Mass for the Feast of the Visitation, July 2,2021
Beautiful Vita by Palestrina sung for the processional of the feast of ascension on May 13, 2021. (Covid times)
Benedictus from Missa L’homme arme for Solemn High Latin Mass for the Feast of the Visitation, July 2,2021
Agnus Dei from Missa Brevis by Palestrina for Sunday, June 15, 2021 – Traditional Latin Mass.
Agnus Dei (with chant) from Missa L’homme arme for Solemn High Latin Mass for the Feast of the Visitation, July 2,2021

Accolades

We want to sing for you!

We reached out to Belle Voci to do the music for our wedding Mass and we couldn’t be happier with that decision! Right from the start they were excited to work with us and were flexible in accommodating our needs and requests. Their angelic music accentuated the Mass with such beauty. It was honestly more than we could have ever hoped for! Thank you Paula DeWit and Belle Voci for making a beautiful day that much more beautiful with your music!

-Hailey and Brandon McIlmoyle

We were blessed to have Belle Voci sing for our wedding mass in May 2022. Paula was wonderful to work with; she provided suggestions and happily took our requests into account. When our wedding day came we were thrilled with the quality of their work. Belle Voci’s beautiful music provided a profoundly holy ambiance which emphasized the significance of the moment for us and for our guests. One word of advice: make sure to have the music recorded – you’ll want to listen to it over and over again!

-Kimberley & Edson

Wow, you absolutely blew us away with your beautiful music!!! What an incredible experience and blessing it was to have Belle Voci sing for our wedding. Your talents are a gift to the Church and we’re so happy to have you be a part of our special day.  Thank you so so much again and see you soon!

-Angeli + Fred

 

                                 

We perform for Weddings, Compline, Fundraisers, Private functions and more - contact us for a quote.

 

 

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
   understand polyphonic and medieval singing
   accurate and disciplined
• experienced ensemble singer with soloist ability
  have a solid understanding of music theory fundamentals;
  be a good sight reader;
• have a voice that blends easily in a small ensemble; 
• be committed to the rehearsal and concert schedule; and
  be an ambassador for the group and be respectful to the director and members.

What we offer:
• next level singing in tight circle.
• singing in cathedral.
• concerts.

Profile of the musician(s) we are after:
This person will have been around a while and will be experienced.  They will be semi professional standard and perhaps thinking of a solocareeror had a solo career in singing. Their mind set will be one of a strong work ethic and commitment to the highest levels of musicianship.