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Founded in 2001 by Deborah Carr, Bellissima! is a non-profit, auditioned chorale of singers who represent many Hampton Roads cities. Musical selections range widely from classical and contemporary sacred and secular music to jazz and the folk songs of many countries and from many traditions.

With a delightful and impressive repertoire representing a wide variety of music to suit a wide variety of tastes, Bellissima! is composed of highly skilled and dedicated women who love to sing. This enthusiasm is apparent in every concert performance from the first note to the last. 

The Bellissima! sound is unique, compelling, delightful and inspiring, performed by a sophisticated choral ensemble that consistently strives for the very highest of standards in quality professional entertainment and performance.

Our Members

Soprano 1
Sarah Charlock                      Roni Porfert
Melody Wagner                      Dora-Weston Wilkins
Chris Work

Soprano 2
Lorraine Austin                      Janet Bing
Barbara Galonsky                  Sara Garner
Karen Harris                          Ellen Jaffe-Gill
Jo Ann Molera                       Polly Robinson

Alto 1
Libby Coulter                        Nellwyn Beamon
Joan Pickett                          Linda Roeser
B.J. Rogers                           Mary Zimmerman
Pat Morgan                           

Alto 2
Leanna Freid                        Jane Goldman
Julie Kissell                          Nancy Lazier
Jane Simmons


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