We will be holding our Fall 2023 Christmas concert series on Friday December 1st and Sunday December 3rd. The Sunday concert will be at Mont La Salle Chapel and the Friday performance venue has yet to be set. Mark your calendars, tickets will be available through our website beginning in the Fall.
Bel Canto Announces Spring Concert Dates!
As winter ends, nothing represents the glories of new beginnings like a walk in the woods. Bel Canto is celebrating this in our spring concert, “Song of the Woods,” which will feature music reflecting the splendor of our natural world. Please join us as we perform songs exclaiming the glories of nature’s flora and fauna.
Set to the poetry of Shakespeare, Yeats, Byron, Sandburg, Frost, and Joyce Kilmer, the musical settings feature composers Johannes Brahms, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Daniel Brinsmead, and Moses Hogan. A particular highlight will be the evocative triptych “Evening Gale” by Anthony Bernarducci for chorus, piano, cello, and percussion, and featuring Brian Shaw, pianist, and Jeffrey MacFarland-Johnson, on cello.
As has been our custom, we are presenting these spring concerts as a benefit. A portion of the proceeds will support the efforts of the Napa Land Trust, which works to protect natural land and wildlife in Napa County.
Bel Canto will be giving two performances. The first will be Friday, May 5, 7:30 pm at Napa Methodist Church on the corner of 5th and Randolph Streets in Napa, an acoustically lovely and intimate setting. A reception will follow the concert.
The second performance will be on Sunday, May 7, 4:00 pm in the Chapel at Mont La Salle on Redwood Road in Napa. The Chapel at Mont La Salle is considered by many to be one of the most thrilling performing spaces in the North Bay.
Tickets may be purchased in advance on our website. Tickets will also be available at the door, however, seating for our Mont La Salle concert is limited and we often sell out this show so it is advisable to purchase tickets ahead of time.
Bel Canto Announces Holiday Concert Dates!
Ted von Pohle, founder, artistic director and conductor of Bel Canto is delighted to announce our 8th Season, and our first holiday concert in 3 years. Sing We Now of Christmas will feature new and familiar carols in wonderfully lush a cappella settings as well as in riveting arrangements accompanied by solo violin, oboe, string ensemble, piano, and even an Irish band. We’re pulling out all the stops! This will be an excellent way to ring in the season with your family and friends.
We have two performances for you to choose from:
Friday December 2nd at the First Presbyterian Church, Napa, 7:30 pm.
Sunday December 4th at Mont La Salle Chapel, Napa, 3:00 pm.
Tickets may be purchased in advance by clicking the link above. Tickets will also be available at the door, however, seating for our Mont La Salle concert is limited and we often sell out this show so it is advisable to purchase tickets ahead of time. (As of this writing we have fewer than 50 tickets left for the Sunday concert at Mont La Salle.)
We Are Back!
After two years of silence as a result of the pandemic, Bel Canto is thrilled and delighted to be performing again! Our spring concert, entitled, Return to Song, will feature our favorite pieces selected by the group from the last six seasons. We have been working hard to fine tune our voices and to polish up this repertoire in order to present a not-to-be-missed choral celebration. We look forward to sharing this much awaited event with you. Tickets may be purchased in advance by clicking this link.