Friday, October 18, 2013

Bella Voce, the newest choral ensemble at Baylor University, is coming to perform at First Baptist Church of Austin on Sunday, October 27th. You will have two opportunities to see this highly select women's choir. Bella Voce will join with our own Cantamos Choir to present a concert Sunday afternoon at 2:30 pm in the First Baptist Sanctuary. They will also be leaders in 11 am worship that same day. All are invited.

Comprised of 36 singers in the choir, the students are primarily music majors (choral music education, church music,and vocal performance), although several members are non-majors, representing various disciplines, at both the graduate and under-graduate level. Bella Voce performs a wide and interesting variety of choral selections reflecting various style periods and genres from the vast repertoire written specifically for women's voices. The ensemble has been featured at Christmas at Baylor, as well as at concerts throughout the state.

Dr. Lynne Gackle, Professor of Ensembles and Associate Director of Choral Activities at Baylor, is the founder and conductor of Bella Voce. Gackle has conducted All-State choirs in 28 states and has served as president of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) in Florida and the ACDA's Southern Division. She has written several articles for the Choral Journal and is the author of "Finding Ophelia's Voice, Opening Ophelia's Heart: Nurturing the Adolescent Female Voice," published by Heritage Music Press. Gackle was also awarded Baylor's OutstandingmFaculty Award in Research in 2012


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