2016-17 Bel Canto Cedar Valley Members

Passion. Quality. Community.


Bel Canto Cedar Valley (BCCV) is a premiere community chamber choir serving Cedar Falls, Waterloo, Waverly, and surrounding communities. Bel Canto Cedar Valley contributes to the cultural enrichment of the community by promoting quality choral music, exploring vast and varied choral repertoire, and encouraging music as a life-long passion.

Our 2019-2020 Season! 

Fall Concert: Love and Light

Sunday, November 3; 3pm

St. Paul's Lutheran Church and School, Waverly, IA

Featuring pianist Sean Botkin

and the Aplington-Parkersburg High School Choir

Taken together, the concepts of love and light have a deep meaning in the metaphysical world. The power of these words is found in their antitheses. 


The greatest power of love is that it can conquer hate. BCCV will explore the magic of love through the music of two composers who otherwise may not be mentioned in the same breath. In his early compositions, Eric Whitacre would frequently set love poems in his tonally inventive style, culminating in his Five Hebrew Love Songs. This deep, profound sound is contrasted by the humorous side of Johannes Brahms, whose Neue Liebeslieder, op. 65 (New Love Song Waltzes) bring a delightful energy and joy.


The concept of darkness can be a scary one, and the second half of the concert uses music from a variety of contemporary composers to enlighten the souls of those who may be trapped in a dark place. The music of Ola Gjeilo, Rene Clausen, Abbie Betinis, and others bring this journey to a conclusion.


Christmas at the Hearst Center

Sunday, December 15; 2pm

Hearst Center for the Arts, Cedar Falls, IA

BCCV is excited to return again to the Hearst Center for the Arts this December for another intimate afternoon of holiday favorites!