Bel Canto is the elite performing group for youth in Columbia Choirs. Fast-paced, enjoyable rehearsals involve advanced singing technique, sight-singing and ear training, and a wide range of musical repertoire in three or more voice parts and multiple languages. Singers in Bel Canto are held to a high standard as an individual and a member of the larger group, developing the necessary skills to become better leaders and work in a collaborative environment.
Bel Canto performs in the Columbia Choirs concert series and in the community throughout the year. The choir also tours throughout the United States and across the globe, participating in festivals and placing high in competitions. Previous tours have taken Bel Canto singers to Italy, England, South Korea, Canada, Florida, and Austria. Experienced singers will be directly admitted to Bel Canto upon audition or by promotion from Lyrica.
COVID-19 vaccination is required for all members over the age of 12. In-person activities will be in accordance with CDC, federal, and state safety guidelines. Visit our safe-singing guidelines for more information.
Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:30-6:00 p.m.
Artistic Director, Cantabile and Bel Canto Conductor