The Choral Arts Collective presents Bel Canto Company, together with Gate City Voices in their inaugural performance.
"Messe solennelle" - Louis Vierne
"Credo" - Margaret Bonds
"Passover Psalm" - Erich Wolfgang Korngold
John Alexander, organ
Timothy Olsen, organ
Theresa Bickham, soloist
Detra Davis, soloist
Reginald Powell, soloist
Introducing Gate City Voices, a new auditioned ensemble founded to perform alongside the professional members of Bel Canto Company, singing expansive music composed for large choirs. In the ensemble's first concert, Gate City Voices and Bel Canto will perform Louis Vierne's "Messe solennelle" (Solemn Mass) for chorus and two organs, a tour-de-force featured at the dedicatory performance of the Letourneau organs at First Presbyterian Church 20 years ago. The concert also features Margaret Bonds' powerful "Credo" on text by W.E.B. Du Bois and Erich Wolfgang Korngold's moving "Passover Psalm."
General: $30; Seniors (65+): $25; College Students: $10; H.S. Students and Younger: $5
**COVID-19 Vaccination Required**
More information at http://www.belcantocompany.com/events
Presented by The Choral Arts Collective
The vision of The Choral Arts Collective is a community that celebrates excellence, diversity, and lifelong participation in choral music. Building on nearly 40 years as pillars of the Greensboro performing arts community, The Collective was established in 2021 through the merger of Bel Canto Company and Greensboro Youth Chorus. It was formed out of the shared desire of the two non-profits to build an inter-generational and equitable choral organization serving the Piedmont and beyond. We believe that providing excellent choral programming - ranging from music education to professional concerts - creates accessible and lifelong sources of enjoyment, fulfillment, and artistic expression for all, regardless of age, education, experience, or background.
Our mission is simple: to create engaging, inclusive, and entertaining choral experiences. Currently, The Choral Arts Collective includes three ensembles to carry out our mission:
Bel Canto Company
Founded in 1982, Bel Canto Company is a vocal ensemble of professional musicians, long recognized as the Triad's premier choir.
Greensboro Youth Chorus
Founded in 1987, Greensboro Youth Chorus is comprised of three different choirs for students in grades 2 through 12, dedicated to teaching music and life skills through choral performance.
Gate City Voices
Founded in 2022, Gate City Voices is a new opportunity for community singers in search of distinctive performance opportunities to sing exciting, largescale repertoire with Bel Canto Company.
http://www.choralartscollective.org | http://www.belcantocompany.com | http://www.greensboroyouthchorus.org
General Admission: USD 30.00,
Senior (65+): USD 25.00,
College Student: USD 10.00,
Other Students: USD 5.00
Time: 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Venue: First Presbyterian Church