Get in the holiday spirit with the “Holiday Delights” concert!
Join Bella Voce, Chicago’s premier a cappella choral ensemble, as we journey through distant centuries and far-off lands to revel in the gorgeous choral works of the holidays. This musical feast features fresh arrangements of timeless pieces and Bella Voce’s signature treatment of Renaissance classics. Under the baton of artistic director Andrew Lewis, the ensemble will perform holiday music that will move and inspire.
The performances will be held:
Saturday, December 8, 7:30 p.m. St. Procopius Abbey 5601 College Road, Lisle
Sunday, December 9, 4:00 p.m. St. Luke's Episcopal Church 939 Hinman Avenue, Evanston
Andrew Lewis is very excited for this year’s performance. “I have so much fun programming Bella Voce's "Holiday Delights" concert. The repertoire is vast and varied; it's such a joy to discover eclectic little gems and place them alongside heart-warming and familiar pieces.”
Tickets are available on Bella Voce’s website, http://bellavoce.tix.com. Prices are $38.00 for premium tickets, $30 for general admission, and $15 for students (with ID). Tickets are also available by calling 877-755-6277.
About Bella Voce
Bella Voce, Chicago’s premier professional chamber choir, is renowned for performing traditional and cotemporary, sacred and secular choral music, which inspires and exhilarates its audiences. It continues to honor the traditions that won this stellar choral group so many admirers and supporters over the years while also exploring new repertoire.
Bella Voce received the prestigious Alice Parker ASCAP Chorus America Award in 2004 for programming that was “an adventurous stretch” for both singers and audience, notably the 2002 Midwest premiere of Einojuhani Rautavaara’s “Vigilia.” The ensemble has recorded for Centaur, Harmonia Mundi, Narada, and Cedille Records. It has three self-produced CDs in release.
About Andrew Lewis
Andrew Lewis is artistic director of Bella Voce, music director of the Elgin Choral Union, founder and artistic director of The Janus Ensemble, a professional chamber orchestra specializing in Baroque and new music, choirmaster at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Evanston, and is on the conducting faculty at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is also artistic director emeritus of the Lutheran Choir of Chicago and formerly taught conducting at DePaul University. Lewis has been a guest lecturer at Concordia University Chicago, the nationally recognized Lectures in Church Music series, Garret Theological Seminary in Evanston, and has appeared as a guest conductor with Elgin Symphony Orchestra. Lewis’ performances have been heard live on 98.7WFMT. He is a former ensemble member of Bella Voce. He holds a Master of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music and a Bachelor of Music degree from Northwestern University. He has studied with conductors Helmuth Rilling, Robert Shaw, Robert Spano, James Paul, Gustav Meier, Stephen Cleobury, Duain Wolf, Dale Warland, Michel Tapachnik, and Gennady Rozhdestvensky.