live and virtual projects
arranged by Michael Conway baker
July 1, 2021 Covid-19
by J. Rheinberger
June 20, 2020 Covid-19
Ubi Caritas virtual choir project
May 12, 2020
The amazing living composer,
granted us permission to perform his stunning work, Ubi Caritas!
We are happy to grant credit to Ola Gjeilo and Walton Music as the composer and publisher of the piece.
Here is a link for sheet music purchase:
Lay a Garland by Pearsall.
Virtual choir project April 5, 2020 Covid-19.
Belle Voci A cappella Festival
Perform, be mentored and Learn
With special clinicians to be announced
DATE to be announced after covid-19 restrictions are removed.
SAMPLE OF last years EVENTS
27 September Friday, Sts Joachim & Ann, Aldergrove
6pm-7:30 Welcome workshop with Joel Tranquilla -Healthy choral singing
7:30- 9:00 massed choir rehearsal
9:00 pm- 9:30 Wine and cheese Meet and Greet
28 September Saturday, Sts Joachim & Ann, Aldergrove
9 -10 am Workshop with Christopher Suen – The polyphonic Motet
10:00 -11 Men’s Chant rehearsal with Christopher Suen
10:00 -11 Ladies sectional
11-12:30 massed choir Rehearsal
12:30-1:30 Catered Lunch
1:30-2:00 Workshop with Christopher Suen – Work on a piece provided by Christopher TBD (all participants)
2:00-4:00 massed Rehearsal
4:00- 5:30 Dinner
5:30- 6:30 pm Workshop with Joel Tranquilla – Expanding the singer’s “toolbox”
6:50- 9:00 pm Rehearsals
29 September Sunday
10:30- 12:30 Rehearsals -Chilliwack Cultural Centre
Concert 1 -1 pm Chilliwack Cultural Centre
Concert 2 – 3:30 Pm St James, Abbotsford
Concert 3 – 7pm Sts Joachim and Ann, Aldergrove
SAMPLE OF Massed Choir Pieces (all participants)
1. The Sun never Says- Dan Forrest
2. Let all Mortal flesh keep silence – Bairstow
3. Joshua fit the battle of Jericho-
4. Deers Cry- Arvo Pärt
5. Rejoice, O Virgin- Rachmaninoff
6. Sicut Cervus
SAMPLE of Belle Voci concert Pieces
1. Lay a Garland
2. Agnus Die- Barber
3. Ubi Caritas- Ola Gjeilo
4. Seilig sind die toten- Schutz
5. O vos omnes- Tomas Luis de Victoria
6. Duo Seraphim- Hassler
7. Ultimi miei sospiri- Verdelot
8. Lo mi son giovinetta- Monteverdi
9. Sanctus & Benedictus (Missa Papae Marcelli)- Palestrina
Subject to change
Your music will be sent to you upon registration and payment. LIMITED availability!
If you are a music educator/ specialist and are interested in participating as a clinician. Please let us know!
If your choir is interested in participating at the festival and performing as a choir in the concert, let us know. We will have special choir rates.