Bella Voce to be featured in recital benefitting Cameron University vocal program

The Cameron University Department of Art, Music and Theatre Arts will host “A Woman’s Voice,” a free concert by Bella Voce, Lawton/Fort Sill’s all-women’s chorus, on Monday, July 9 at 7:30 p.m. in the McCutcheon Recital Hall.  Admission is free, although donations are suggested. Proceeds will benefit the Cameron University vocal program. Seating is limited to the first 80 patrons. For more information, contact Doris Lambert, conductor, at 580-695-9869.

Formed in 2013 to perform music composed solely for women’s voices, Bella Voce is made up of 28 vocalists and choir directors from throughout Southwest Oklahoma. Members are residents of Lawton/Fort Sill, Altus, Comanche, Elgin, Frederick and Walters.  Piano accompaniment will be provided by Jiha Choi, a CU alumna who is pursuing a doctoral degree at the University of North Texas.

"A Woman’s Voice” will feature songs either composed or arranged by female musicians. Selections will include "Gloria" by Nancy Cobb Hill; "There Will Come Soft Rain" a setting of a poem by Sara Teasdale and music by Earlene Rentz; “Magnificat”  by Oklahoma composer Darla Eshelman, with guest cellist Barbara Pickthorn; "Fair Warning" by Shirley W. McRae; "A Woman’s Voice" arranged by nationally recognized jazz teacher and performer Rosana Eckert; “Still I Rise” by Rosephanye Powell, with text inspired by poet laureate Maya Angelou. The ensemble will close the concert with "Music in My Mother's House" by Stuart Stotts.

Bella Voce has been invited to perform as the featured choir at the Oklahoma Choral Directors Association summer conference at the University of Oklahoma, Monday, July 16.  

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July 3, 2018