Founded in 1993 and comprised of treble singers, The Bel Canto Youth Chorus has developed an international reputation for performing diversified choral repertoire at the highest standard of musical excellence and style.

Concerts, Covid and Comfort
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Resources for Area Choral Music Directors

In-service Programs for Your School or Faith-based choir
Looking for a clinician for an in-service program focused on your needs as choral music educators? Dr. Hirokawa has presented workshops, clinics, and conference sessions extensively across the country. 

Advocacy/Research/Support
Looking for research to support your program? Whether it’s the latest on performing in the time of Covid-19 or the percentage of choral singers who engage more in civic activities, we can help you find the information you need.

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Bel Canto has close to 800 titles in our library housed in Easton, PA primarily treble music of a wide variety of styles, genres, and difficulty levels. We typically hold these Open Houses several times during the year when Bel Canto conductors are present to be resources. Any area teacher can stop in to peruse scores, get recommendations for music, and read through pieces in which they are interested.  Interested in a Professional Development day for your district? Please contact us to arrange a time!

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Stand Up Film

Click here to view the film on our YouTube channel

The Bel Canto Youth Chorus has spent the last year, rehearsing, studying, recording and editing its first ever full-length concert video:

Combining traditional African American spirituals and chorales of J.S.Bach with the spoken word of poetry, the Youth Chorus will present this program recorded in Allentown, Bethlehem, Freemansburg, New Hope, and Quakertown.

This film tells a story of Survival. Endurance. Strength. Resilience. Dignity. Bravery. Hope…qualities that inspire us and that we all need in this confusing world. We have much to learn as we give voice to this story.

Guest artists include Camille Armstrong, Dashon Burton, Grace Spruiel, Craig Thatcher, and Dierdre Van Walters.

Through music, storytelling, and dialogue, this film:

  • develops an understanding of the story of enslaved people escaping to freedom on the Underground Railroad in the mid-19th century
  • encourages a greater self-awareness regarding issues of race and equity, leading to a greater understanding of our communities and our world
  • features repertoire written or arranged almost exclusively by African-American composers.

In a year that has challenged so many youth education programs, the film offers people a way to hear the power of these young voices while seeing our local landscape in a new way.

Video Gallery

Link to the Bel Canto Youth Chorus channel here

 

Chamber Choir performs The National Anthem, August 22, 2019 at Coca-Cola Park.

We’ll return to the park on August 25th, 2021 – PLAY BALL!