Based in Ithaca NY, Bella Voce brings together talented women singers to celebrate the largely unknown, but rich and diverse repertoire written for the female voice.
MARCH 24: Bella Voce performs as part of Women’s Works’ annual "Women's History Month" program. The concert, titled "MADEMOISELLE" pays tribute to Nadia Boulanger, one of the most remarkable teachers of composition in the 20th Century.
Bella Voce will sing selections from A Cycle of Psalms by American composer Sister Cecilia Clare, who studied composition with Nadia Boulanger. Bella Voce will be accompanied by Christopher Morgan Loy.
Sunday March 24, 3:00pm at the First Unitarian Church of Ithaca, on the corner of Buffalo and Aurora, Ithaca NY
Tickets at the door: $8; $5 (students); family maximum $22. Refreshments following concert. This concert is supported in part by the Community Arts Partnership.
APRIL 9: Bella Voce presents the East Coast premiere of A Cycle of Psalms, by C. C. Bocard.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 7:30 PM at The Community School of Music and Arts in the Third Floor Ballroom.
Cecilia Clare Bocard, of the Sisters of Providence was born in New Albany IN where she lived until she entered the community of the Sisters of Providence at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods IN. A brilliant musician, Sr. Cecilia went to study with Nadia Boulanger in 1951. Long forgotten, the music for A Cycle of Psalms is out of print and Bella Voce is able to perform this work with permission of the Sisters of Providence at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. Bella Voce's Artistic Director, Doreen Alsen, says: “Sr. Cecilia really understood how to write for the female voice. I was excited to discover this work and to have the opportunity to bring this work to life again!”Tickets are $10.00 (general audience) and $7.00 (students and seniors). Children under three are free; family maximum $20.There will also be a supervised play space for those children with short attention spans