The Bel Canto curriculum explores historical, theoretical, and cultural aspects of a wide range of repertoire for treble and women's choirs. Bel Canto singers prepare music for multiple performances per year, including both the fall and spring Girl Choir concerts. Bel Canto was recently awarded Second Place in the national American Prize competition, has been invited to perform at several state and regional conventions of choral conductors, and has appeared as the guest artist with the Monteverdi Master Chorale (Stevens Point), St. Marys Youth Choir (Ontario, Canada), Viking Choral Festival, newVoices (formerly White Heron Chorale), Makaroff Youth Ballet, Lawrence University choirs and orchestra, and for the Sing Out Loud! and PIPFest women's choir festivals in Minnesota. They have appeared on Wisconsin Public Television and have a performance permanently linked to the WPT website. Auditions for Bel Canto are held in April for the following academic year.
- For January 7:
- Practice your Italian pronunciation
- Study "There Will Come Soft Rains" by Sara Teasdale. It's on the handout and I can't link it here for copyright reasons, but you should be able to find the poem online. Come to rehearsal with your thoughts, ready to share. Does the poem raise any questions for you? What do you think the music we sing will sound like? (If you are interested in reading more of her poetry, download "Flame and Shadow" by Sara Teasdale for free through the Kindle app.)
- Check back soon for an updated riser schedule for semester 2
- CONGRATULATIONS ON TWO GREAT PERFORMANCES!!!
- Second Semester Riser Schedule: Those of you in YO will not have riser setup duty (you will be scheduled for strike duty only), but are still expected to arrive to Bel Canto in time to begin at 5:45 pm weekly.
- 2017-18 Calendar - Click the button below to download and print the yearly calendar for Bel Canto. This calendar was updated on 9/1/17