United We Stand
Sunday, September 11, 2011, 3:00 PM
Cathedral Square Park (Rain Site: The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist)
812 N. Jackson St, Milwaukee 53202
Bel Canto Chorus and the Milwaukee Chamber Orchestra will present a musical tribute in commemoration of September 11, 2001, to honor the victims, civilian heroes, and first responders who put themselves in harm’s way to save others; and to create a potent reminder that we are united as Americans. Free and open to the public!
Featuring Bel Canto Chorus and the Milwaukee Chamber Orchestra
Christmas in the Basilica
Saturday, December 10, 2011, 7:30 PM
Sunday, December 11, 2011, 3:00 PM
The Basilica of St. Josaphat
2333 S. Sixth St, Milwaukee 53215
Traditional beloved carols and hymns, performed in the breathtaking Basilica, make for the perfect beginning to every family’s holiday season. Bel Canto Chorus, the Bel Canto Boy Choirs, and the Milwaukee Handbell Ensemble will fill the Basilica with song, bringing the music of Christmas to vivid, joyful life.
Featuring Bel Canto Chorus, Bel Canto Boy Choirs, and special guests the Milwaukee Handbell Ensemble
Pre- and post-concert Holiday Boutique, The Basilica of St. Josaphat
Start your holiday shopping early at the Bel Canto Boutique, featuring hand-made ornaments, jewelry, baskets, and much more.
Sunday, March 4, 2012, 3:00 PM
St. Joseph Center Chapel
1501 S. Layton Blvd, Milwaukee 53215
Richard Hynson’s composition Evensong serves as the cornerstone for an afternoon of choral music influenced by the long-standing Anglican tradition of celebrating light’s victory over darkness. Other works include Finzi’s The Full, Final Sacrifice and Rutter’s For the Beauty of the Earth.
Featuring Bel Canto Chorus and Bel Canto Boy Choirs
Post-concert Lecture, St. Joseph Center Chapel, 5:30-6:00 PM
Conductor and Evensong composer Richard Hynson shares his inspiration for this touching work.
Sunday, May 20, 2012, 3:00 PM
Christ King Parish
2604 N. Swan Blvd, Wauwatosa 53226
Bel Canto presents Antonín Leopold Dvořák’s beautiful and dramatic Stabat Mater, first performed in Prague in December 1880. Today, this major choral-orchestral work is so popular in Dvořák’s home country that it is known as “the Czech Messiah.”
Featuring Bel Canto Chorus with Bel Canto Orchestra
Pre-concert Lecture, Christ King Parish, 2:15-2:45 PM
Bernadette Prochaska, FSPA, PhD discusses the tragic events leading to Dvorak’s composition of Stabat Mater.