The chorus consists of 30-35 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. If you are interested in singing with Bella Voce, please visit our auditions page for more information.
Cantiamo is a smaller choir of 14-16 singers auditioned from the ranks of the larger chorus. Being smaller and more mobile, this chorus performs an expanded repertoire of a cappella music allowing them to perform in smaller venues around the state. If you are interested in booking Cantiamo for a public event or private party please contact Dawn Willis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DR. DAWN O. WILLIS
Dawn Willis is the Artistic Director and Founder of Bella Voce Women’s Chorus. Under her leadership Bella Voce has performed throughout the region, recorded five CDs and toured Ireland, Austria, Italy, Germany and the Czech Republic. (SEE FULL BIO)
Samantha Angstman is a pianist and teacher based in Williston, Vermont. She is especially interested in 20th-century American piano music, particularly music by women composers. Sammy is currently working on repertoire for her doctoral dissertation recital, which will feature works by Louise Talma, Ruth Crawford Seeger, and Charles Ives as well as a collection of ragtime-era pieces by Scott Joplin, James Scott, and Joseph Lamb. (SEE FULL BIO)
Director's Assistant and Percussion Coordinator
Heather graduated from the Greatbatch School of Music at Houghton College in 2007 with a degree in Vocal Music Education. She sang with the Houghton College Choir for four years and toured with them in Europe. Heather currently teaches voice and piano lessons. She sings and plays the keyboard on one of the worship teams at Community Bible Church. She has been a member of Bella Voce since 2007.
OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Rebecca Watson, Chair
Linda Wheeler, Treasurer
Doris Ogden, Recording Secretary
Dawn Willis, ex officio
Bella Voce Women's Chorus of Vermont is a 501c3 non-profit organization based in Essex Junction, Vermont.