Bel Canto Chorus
Welcome to Bel Canto’s 84th Season of bringing live performances of outstanding music to Greater Milwaukee. We have so much great music to share with you—music that will take you to exotic places and tell fascinating stories. Programs include:
•Though America’s Civil War ended 150 years ago, its issues and its symbols are still a dramatic and sobering part of today’s headlines, brought to life in Every Family Touched.
•Bel Canto’s annual Christmas in the Basilica concert is like lovingly unwrapping treasured ornaments to place on the family Christmas tree.
•Inspired by the nonviolent philosophy of Gandhi, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., rose to prominence as a leader for equality and civil rights. Each year Bel Canto joins with the Northside congregation of Holy Redeemer Church of God in Christ to celebrate King’s dream.
•In Revelations of Divine Love you will be among the first to hear two gorgeous, new works, and you’ll leave wanting to experience them again and again.
•For Travels on the Silk Road, the Orchid Ensemble will join Bel Canto to perform music inspired by the exotic and haunting Far East.
Come experience the voice of the human soul.
The Bel Canto Senior Singers Program was created in 2006 to bring the increasingly documented physical, mental, emotional, and social benefits of participatory choral singing to senior citizens in their own residences. Participants attend weekly rehearsals throughout a fall or spring semester, which culminates in public performances presented in their communities.
The Bel Canto Boy Choir allow talented young male singers the opportunity to perform while growing musically and socially within their own peer group. Known affectionately as (BC)2, the program emphasizes the development and understanding of singing skills. Music Director Ellen Shuler teaches musical concepts, theory, aural training, and sight singing at weekly rehearsals. Performances are held several times throughout the year. In addition to its season performances with Bel Canto Chorus, the choir has appeared with the Vienna Boy Choir, Chorknaben Boy Choir, and Midwest Vocal Express.