This diverse ensemble of adult female voices shares the common goal of making high quality choral music.
The choir is particularly well-known for their adventurous programming of new works, their stunning ability to sing in a wide variety of languages, and their full use of the women’s vocal palette. Their two CD recordings – Sing! (2010) and Invocation (2006) – feature many of the works by Eastern European and Scandinavian composers as well as Canadian commissions that form the core of the choir’s repertoire. Much of this music has seldom been recorded or performed by choirs in North America, and it has been our sincere pleasure to share these works with our audiences. Since its inception, Belle Canto has established a reputation rich in awards and national and international appearances.
Belle Canto Women’s Choir, founded in 1991 by conductor Heather Johnson, is regarded as one of Canada’s leading women’s choral ensembles. Originally a group of university students, the choir now consists of amateur singers from all walks of life. The women of the choir are committed to performing and commissioning music specifically written for treble voices and they share a common interest in performing this music at the highest professional standards.