Like many performers around Australia, the COVID-19 pandemic has taken its toll on Bel a cappella; preventing and postponing performances due to lockdowns and throwing up obstacles for the choir and its audiences left and right. Ancient Lands was scheduled as a triumphant return to full programs again but for more unexpected hurdles.Continue reading →
For their second concert of 2019, Bel a capella again mixes pieces of old and new in a program that explores the sound and colour of choral music. Performed in the refined Cardinal Cerretti Memorial Chapel, the program centred “Concerto for Choir” by Alfred Schnittke for a balance of experimental and powerful pieces.
For their first concert of 2019, Sydney’s Bel a cappella performed a wide ranging program of pieces from familiar composers and some unusual outliers. Performing in the quaint Victorian St Augustine’s Catholic Church, the choir were additionally joined by AirCon, a whistling group, to add another flair to typical choral singing.
For their inaugural performance, the newly formed Bel a consort presented a program centred on “Requiem Mass, 1605 from composer Tomás Luis de Victoria as well as contemporaries Alonso Lobo and Jacob Clemens non Papa. The three pieces formed a harmonious concert of Renaissance sacred music.
Sydney-based choir Bel a Cappella brings their third concert of 2018 to North Sydney’s Independent Theatre in a celebration of night and all the art inspired by it. Known for their eclectic mix of genres and time periods, the concert line-up brought a collection of contemporary Australian works in contact with more classical pieces.