Sarasota Concert Association presents
In a Munchtime Musicales Performance
April 13 § Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center
Sarasota’s premier women’s choral ensemble brings its masterful singing and unique repertoire to the concluding Munchtime Musicales performance of the season.
(Sarasota, Florida) The Sarasota Concert Association’s 2015-16 Munchtime Musicales series concludes with a performance by Belle Canto, Sarasota’s premier women’s choral ensemble, Wednesday, April 13, noon, in Holley Hall, Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center, 709 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information about Munchtime Musicales, call 941-351-7467, or visit www.scasarasota.org.
Since its inception in 2009, the goal of Belle Canto, which means “beautiful singing,” has been to showcase the unique beauty and quality of sound that comes from the blending of women’s voices. Considered by many to be Sarasota’s premier women’s choral ensemble, Belle Canto performs a varied repertoire that includes classical, traditional, secular and sacred works, as well as new works by contemporary composers.
“I wanted to take advantage of the vast repertoire of choral literature written specifically for women’s voices, and I was fortunate to come together with a very talented group of women who shared this vision,” says Elizabeth Goldstein, founder, conductor and artistic director of Belle Canto. “Most of our members were already involved with multiple auditioned music organizations in Sarasota and beyond, yet all embraced the concept and were willing to devote their time and talent to pursue this effort which has become a true celebration of women’s voices.” That celebration has garnered critical acclaim as well. Radio host and critic June LeBell praised Belle Canto for “their blend, ability to get words across and purity of sound,” making them “one of the finest choral groups I’ve heard in years.”
Munchtime Musicales is a series of free concerts featuring performances by high-caliber, area-based artists. The series is designed to offer a wide variety of musical genres, including classical, folk, and jazz, featuring both vocal and instrumental performers. All performances are at noon at the Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center, 709 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. The series, which runs November to April, is free and open to the public. Seating is open; no reservations taken. For more information about Munchtime Musicales, call 941-351-7467 or visit www.scasarasota.org. The Sarasota Concert Association’s 2016-17 Great Performers Series and Munchtime Musicales seasons will be announced soon.
About the Sarasota Concert Association
The Sarasota Concert Association (SCA) exists to foster the development of an appreciation for the musical arts by sponsoring professional presentations that are not otherwise available in the community, through a not-for-profit, organized-audience plan. SCA aims to set the fee for all performances as reasonably as possible, in order to make the concerts available to as much of the community as possible. The organization is not designed to make a profit but does intend to be self-supporting. It provides outreach to all members of the regional community by offering a series of free concerts, Munchtime Musicales. For more information about SCA, visit www.scasarasota.org.