Enjoy a lunchtime recital today at 13:30 performed by the Baylor Bella Voce conducted by Dr. Lynne Gackle.
Admission to the recital is included with the the usual cathedral entrance.
Bella Voce is the highly select women’s ensemble at Baylor University. Organized in 2011 by Dr. Lynne Gackle, members of Bella Voce are music majors (church music, performance, and music education), as well as non-majors, representing various disciplines, from nursing to business. The ensemble is committed to choral excellence and performs a wide and interesting variety of choral selections, reflecting various style periods and genres from the vast choral repertoire featuring women’s/treble voices.
Bella Voce was recently featured on the College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) Regional Concert in March of 2022 in a performance of “Cosmosis” (Susan Botti) with the Baylor Wind Ensemble. In 2018, Bella Voce was invited to perform at the Southwestern Regional Conference of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) in Oklahoma City, OK as well as the International Horn Symposium in Memphis, Tennessee in 2013.
The ensemble been featured annually on A Baylor Christmas (which is televised and aired across the United States), the Armstrong Browning Christmas concerts, and at venues throughout Texas such as the Meyerson Concert Hall in Dallas.
Baylor Bella Voce’s recent CDs include BELLA! and The Unbroken Circle, which is on the Affetto label and is distributed by Naxos.
Lynne Gackle is the Director of Choral Activities at Baylor University and holds the Mary Gibbs Jones Professor of Music Chair. She conducts Baylor Bella Voce, Baylor Concert Choir, teaches choral conducting, choral literature and serves as the Director of the Ensemble Division. Prior to her Baylor appointment, Lynne taught at the University of South Florida, University of Mississippi and the University of Miami (FL). She received her education from LSU (BME) and the University of Miami (MM/PhD). Lynne is an active choral clinician and conductor, nationally and internationally. She has held various positions within the American Choral Directors Association, including President, Southern Division and ACDA-Florida and served as the TCDA-VP of Collegiate/Community Choirs. She currently serves as the Past-National President for the American Choral Directors Association.
Gackle is the editor of Choral Artistry for the Singer (Walton Music/GIA) and the Lynne Gackle Choral Series (Colla Voce). Internationally recognized for her research on the female adolescent voice, Lynne is the author of Finding Ophelia’s Voice, Opening Ophelia’s Heart and is a contributing-author for other books published by GIA, Oxford, and Lead Author for Voices In Concert (Hal Leonard/McGraw Hill). Most recently, she was a contributing author to the Oxford Handbook for Singing (Oxford, 2019) and Choral Reflections (Insights from American Choral Conductor/Teachers (Hal Leonard Publishing, 2022). Gackle was awarded Baylor’s Outstanding Faculty Award in Research (2012) and recently received the highly coveted Texas Choir Masters Award (2021). She recently received the MacPherson Prize (2023) from the San Antonio Chamber Choir for excellence in choral conducting and choral contributions within the state of Texas. She holds memberships in ACDA, TMEA, TCDA, and NATS.