Bel Canto is a group of 15 singers from our five county area who normally gather in Madison every Tuesday to share their love of music. Four residents of Rappahannock are among the singers: Geoff Gowan, Sallie Morgan, Mary O’Meara, and Jennifer Wheelock.
Now, Bel Canton will be performing at Little Washington Theatre on Gay Street at 7 p.m., on Saturday, Sept. 23. This fall marks their 15th season of singing together as Bel Canto.
Under the direction of local musician Lauren Estes, Bel Canto has prepared a delightful variety of colorful pieces, among which are familiar favorites Blue Moon, Fields of Gold, Deep Purple, Blue Indigo, True Colors, Greensleeves, and Lennon and McCartney’s Blackbird, as well as an Italian madrigal and a traditional Irish Ballad.
Admission is free, although there will be an opportunity to contribute to Bel Canto’s ongoing support if you wish. If you enjoy listening to Bel Canto as much as they enjoy singing, your evening will be well spent.
Bel Canto, rear from left: Brad Jackson, George Carroll, Joe Parker, Geoff Gowen, Barry Barr, Robert Johnson. Front from left: Jayne Jackson, Zan Thomas, Cathy her Weele, Patricia von Petner, Jennifer Wheelock, Mary OMeara, Sallie Morgan.