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A Renaissance Christmas Concert with the Bella Voce
December 6, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Get into the Christmas spirit with a delightful concert of traditional Christmas carols and Renaissance Christmas works by the esteemed Bella Voce Camerata, whom the Chicago Tribune described as “finely calibrated, with subtle variations in color.”
Brought to you as a collaboration between Bella Voce and Barrington’s White House, the Bella Voce Camerata will be filmed in the beautiful and acoustically breathtaking St. Luke’s Chapel in Evanston, then brought to our audiences virtually via YouTube during this special performance. Bella Voce Director Andrew Lewis and our own Cultural Director Dr. Rollin Potter will offer greetings to our viewers before this lovely event.
The Bella Voce Camerata was founded in 2014 as a vehicle to perform some of the great trove of works written for small vocal chamber ensemble. Among these intimate works are rare gems and extraordinary pieces, which they passionately share with their audiences.
At its inaugural performance in 2014, the Camerata performed David Lang’s Pulitzer Prize–winning oratorio The Little Match Girl Passion along with excerpts from Dieterich Buxtehude’s Membra Jesu Nostri. Other programs have included the works of Arvo Pärt, J.S. Bach, and Henry Purcell, as well as curated programs such as “Sweet Lovers Love the Spring: Music Inspired by the Poetry of Shakespeare,” “A Renaissance Christmas,” and “Six Centuries of Love Songs.” The Camerata has appeared twice on “Live from WFMT.”