2016 SkirtsAfire herArts Festival Artist Profile: Bella Voce

The 4th annual SkirtsAfire herArts Festival is gearing up for another fantastic weekend of A-Line events, March 10-13, 2016 in the heart of Alberta Avenue (118 Ave). SkirtsAfire features the work of women in theatre, music, dance, visual art, comedy and spoken word. Artists and audience come together to share in these powerful, moving, insightful and entertaining performances, exhibitions and workshops.

Bella Voce

Bella Voce is thrilled to be partnering with SkirtsAfire herArts Festival to present the inaugural Women’s Choral Festival. Bella Voce consists of over 25 singers, ranging in age and experience from university students to retired women. Bella Voce was formed 6 years ago by Dr. Joy Berg, as she saw the need and desire for women to sing together and to be challenged!

Bella Voce performs regularly with other choirs at Concordia University and has been involved with the Alberta Choral Festival’s Choralfest North. They have performed alongside several guest artists, conductors and musicians. Along with performing at SkirtsAfire herArts Festival, Bella Voce will host their own spring concert this year with guest accordionist and soloist, Scott Heatcoat.

Dr. Joy Berg is a Professor of Music, Director of Choral Activities and chapel cantor for the daily chapel services at Concordia University College of Alberta. She continues to sing in the alto section of Pro Coro Canada, regularly plays for worship and accompanies classical vocalists.

Bella Voce will be performing at the inaugural Women’s Choir Festival on Saturday, March 12 at 7:30pm at St. Faith’s Anglican Church (11725 93 Street). The Festival also includes performances by Archbishop Jordon High School, Ariose Women’s Choir and Chanteuses.


Tickets for SkirtsAfire HerArts Festival events and exhibits are at the door by donation.

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