Down by the Riverside
Brant Adams’ vivacious arrangement of Down by the Riverside for treble voices, was commissioned by Bella Voce for our 15th Anniversary celebration. In this arrangement Adams incorporates a delightful array of musical styles and weaves together the title tune with the beloved folk hymn, I’ve Got Peace Like a River. This track is also available on our CD, Down by the Riverside, released in 2020.
Music in My Mothers House
Bella Voce is pleased to share a video of a very touching song from our Down by the Riverside CD that is close to our hearts. J. David Moore’s lovely arrangement, Music in My Mother’s House, is a moving tribute to mothers everywhere. One time each season we end a Bella Voce rehearsal by singing this song – it holds a special place in our hearts and we are very happy to share it with you today!
Set Me As a Seal
Bella Voce is delighted to share this very special video this Valentines Day weekend! This track is from Bella Voce’s new Down by the Riverside CD which we released in November. Here is Rene Clausen’s Set Me as a Seal - a deeply moving love song that describes love that is so strong even “many waters” cannot quench it.
This video features Cantiamo, Bella Voce’s small ensemble, singing Fair Phyllis, a madrigal by Renaissance composer John Farmer. It’s a frolicsome song about a shepherdess named Phyllis that gets lost while she is tending her sheep and then is found by her lover. Bella Voce members have fond memories (and a few photos!) of rolling hills covered with sheep from our trips to Ireland and Scotland.
Bella Voce Notes of Thanks
In the midst of these challenging times, the members of Bella Voce Women’s Chorus want to send you a few “Notes of Thanks” to brighten your day. We look forward to the time when we’ll be singing together again but till then we thought we’d highlight many of the important things we’re thankful for as we sing our arrangement of the Vermont State Song.
Auld Lang Syne
This video of Auld Lang Syne includes photos from Bella Voce’s concerts and other sights from our Scotland tour in 2018. In one of those concerts Bella Voce was joined by the wonderful Inverness Gaelic Choir to sing this moving song with combined Scottish and English lyrics that speak of fond memories of days past and hopeful thoughts of good times to come.
Special thanks to Linda Wheeler for her video production work
and to AJ Banach for the audio production on the virtual choir videos .