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Bella Voce

Bella Voce

Bella Voce is a 40-voice auditioned women's choir at The College of St. Scholastica. The choir's focus is to provide women with opportunities to sing high-quality and challenging music from all genres. Members of Bella Voce choose fields of study that represent the diversity of majors offered at The College of St. Scholastica. Bella Voce rehearses on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:15-5:45 pm in Mitchell Auditorium, and members also attend one sectional rehearsal per week. Bella Voce performs several times each semester and annually tours regionally, nationally, or internationally.

To participate in Bella Voce, register for MUS 3210. An audition with the director is required. For more information, contact Dr. Bret Amundson.

Get more information about music ensemble auditions.

Highlights from Bella Voce's Recent Activity


Central/North Central ACDA Regional Conference

March 6, 2020 in Milwaukee, WI

Bella Voce performed a set of music focused on the strength, power, and multifaceted beauty of women. Each piece was connected to a painting by CSS faculty painter Sarah Brokke Erickson, featured in the printed program.

Who We Are

Who We Are

April 7, 2019

A collaborative concert with See Change Women's Choir raised support for Safe Haven Shelter and Resource Center. Each choir performed a solo set of music, and the two groups joined forces to perform Lineage by Andrea Ramsey, I Shall Wear a Crown by Trey McLaughlin, and Gloria Kajoniensis by Gyongyosi Levente.

Still I Rise

Still I Rise

April 6, 2019

The 6th Annual Still I Rise was held at St. Cloud State University with choirs from St. Cloud State, University of St. Thomas, The College of St. Scholastica, University of Northwestern-St. Paul, and the College of St. Benedict. Proceeds benefitted Anne Marie's Alliance in St. Cloud.

Still I Rise album

Release of Bella Voce's first album, Still I Rise

December 2018

Still I Rise includes 14 tracks recorded during the 2017-2018 school year.

The album is available on YouTube, Spotify, and iTunes, and can be purchased in CD format from the CSS Saints Shop.

Listen to tracks from Still I Rise

Listen to Bella Voce's 2020 Regional ACDA Performance