Bel a Cappella
Directed by Antony Pasquill
Bel a cappella is a chamber choir of experienced singers who are dedicated to the performance of diverse, high-quality choral music in fine venues around Sydney.
The choir has an extensive repertoire ranging from Gregorian chant to twentieth-century music. Our concerts are designed to appeal to those who are new to the world of choral music as well as those who already enjoy the choral repertoire and seek to further explore it and hear it at its best.
Bel a cappella normally presents three concerts each year, providing a mix of well-loved choral works with lesser-known pieces of merit and appeal. Although we specialise in a cappella repertoire, we regularly perform with piano, organ or small ensembles to offer a variety of musical experiences for our growing audiences.
Recent repertoire includes Schnittke Choir Concerto, O'Regan Threshold of Night MacMillan Sun-Dogs, Britten A Boy Was Born, Tormis Raua Needmine, Strauss Der Abend and music by Kaija Saariaho, Tōnu Kōrvits, Caroline Shaw, Alice Shaw, Clare Maclean and Cheryl Frances-Hoad.
In 2015 the choir headed out on their first overseas tour to Italy, Slovenia and Vienna, starting with singing at St. Peter's Basilica in Rome and St. Mark's Basilica in Venice. In 2018 the choir returned to Europe on tour and sang in Berlin, Leipzig, Dresden, Prague, Hodonin, Bratislava, Budapest and Krakow. In 2021 the choir will be touring the Baltics and St Petersburg, performing in more exquisite locations and performing Australian music.