These women could stand toe to toe with some of the finest ensembles in the United States.
~ Lyn Taylor Hale
Vermont Woman Newspaper
Bella Voce Women's Chorus of Vermont was founded in March of 2004 by Dr. Dawn Willis. The chorus consists of auditioned singers drawn from five northwestern Vermont counties and includes music educators, directors of church ensembles, music education majors, and women of all ages who simply enjoy singing.
Bella Voce presents two major concerts and additional community performances each year and has commissioned numerous new choral pieces for women's voices. The chorus regularly performs throughout Vermont and has toured in Massachusetts (2012), Austria and Italy (2011), and Ireland (2008).
Bella Voce's recordings include: Christmas Joy (2008), Now Let Us Sing (2007), Glorious Seasons (2012), Songs of Hope and Freedom (2014), Tapestry of Song (2014), Heart Songs: Music of the World (2017) and a seventh CD recording project currently underway.
Dr. Dawn O. Willis
The purpose of the Bella Voce Women’s Chorus of Vermont is to promote choral music of quality through performances of high artistic value; provide members with the opportunity to enhance their musical knowledge and skills; enrich the quality of life of members and audience; serve as role models to women singers of all ages; and promote the value of singing as a life-long avocation.