Canta Bella (Grades 8-12 Girls)

Canta Bella Sings Beautifully

Open to young women in grades 8-12*

Sundays, 5:00-6:20 p.m.

Emily Edgington Andrews, conductor

Audra Sergel, pianist

Canta Bella offers select young women in grades 8-12 advanced training in choral singing and vocal technique in an intense, focused, and positive environment. The repertoire is varied and appropriately challenging, and members are expected to learn and retain music quickly.  Members of Canta Bella join their sisters in Bella Voce for a portion of their rehearsal, and are expected to demonstrate positive musical leadership to their peers during this time.

This select ensemble performs frequently throughout the year, sometimes in combination with Bella Voce or other CYC ensembles. Recent notable experiences include performing Benjamin Britten’s Saint Nicolas with the University Philharmonic, University Singers, and Choral Union in Jesse Hall at University of Missouri; Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana with the Columbia Chorale and Missouri Contemporary Ballet in Missouri Theatre; Sing by the Carpenters on the University Concert Series presentation of The Music of the Carpenters; and a variety of bluegrass and folk standards in concert with the Chicago-based women’s trio Artemisia. In addition to several concerts per year, singers may participate in retreats, special rehearsals, dress rehearsals, and additional community outreach performances.

A year of participation in Bella Voce is recommended before placement in Canta Bella, though some exceptions may apply. Canta Bella meets September 10 – April 14 with a regional tour in late spring/early summer.

*Audition Required (Click Here for More Information)