Sing Out Loud was organized exclusively for educational and charitable purpose to create an inviting and safe community for young women to share in musical excellence, build confidence, and gain perspective about the world through the gift of music. The purpose of Bella Voce is to inspire young women, through singing, to realize their highest potential in order to more broadly impact the world.
Impact and Programs
Approximately 3,498 people, including an estimated 781 youth, attended Bella concerts and performance events during the 2016-17 concert season. An additional 3,600 people attended the ACDA conference where Bella Voce performed as well.
An estimated additional 350 individuals were served by Sing Out Loud via in-facility and special event musical offerings
Donations were received from individuals spread widely from throughout Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, and other states, indicative of the broad reach/impact of Sing Out Loud.
We were pleased to receive generous corporate and foundational support this season, including Carlson Capital Management’s sponsorship of our spring concert series and the Esther Heideman residency/recital event which reached 222 people.
Next season represents the 11th season of Bella. The board and staff are planning a full season of rehearsals, choir retreats, and concerts is planned for the upcoming year, including a festive and inclusive December and May programs – dates of both of which have been secured at the Christ United Methodist Church venue.
In addition to the primary concert series in December and May, the choirs will engage in community choir awareness events, and outreach activities.
The Bellettes will again rehearse and perform only in spring semester, for girls in 1st – 5th grades.
Several additional performance opportunities with area organizations and non-profits are currently being explored as well.
Plans are currently being formulated for Bella Voce to conduct a regional mini-tour in 2018. This may be a bus tour to Chicago or Minneapolis and involve collaboration with local choir(s) and outreach to local disadvantaged youth organization(s) to advance the mission of sharing music and making an impact in the world through music, all within the setting of our engaging, fun, and supportive youth organizational community.
Community or Constituency Served
Target populations include young women seeking to develop artistic excellence, students in area schools who attend education and outreach performances & community-at-large audiences which appreciate beauty of treble choral music.
Singers & Musicians:
The 66 singers of Bella Voce Young Women’s Choir were drawn from 11 cities and 17 different schools from throughout southeastern Minnesota. The 29 girls of Bella Fiore were also drawn from multiple communities in the region, as were the 53 singers in The Bellettes.
Concert attendees and donors:
Approximately 3,498 people, including an estimated 781 youth, attended Bella concerts and performance events during the 2016-17 concert season. An additional 3,600 people attended the ACDA conference where Bella Voce performed as well. An estimated additional 350 individuals were served by Sing Out Loud via in-facility and special event musical offerings. Donations were received from individuals spread widely from throughout Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, and some from further away.
Geographic Area Served
multiple counties in the Southeast Minnesota region