Concert Programs/Presentations

Bellamusica concerts has created  presentations for chamber music series throughout  the Halton and Hamilton region.

We also perform at Retirement Homes and Churches.

We have more than eight different programs of one hour concerts, which can also include

sing-a-longs in keeping with the theme of the concert.

Our music can be the focal point of your special event, or a soothing background. 

Choose the instrumental combination that best suits your needs and tastes.  Please refer to our Special Event Repertoire list to choose a suitable combination of instruments.

 

Some of our previous concert presentations:

 

 

The Royal on Gordon, Guelph

Appleby Place, Burlington

St. David's Presbyterian Church (Senior's Sunday Afternoon Tea), Campbellville

St Paul's United Church, Milton

St Thomas the Apostle, Waterdown

The First Unitarian Church, Hamilton

St James Anglican, Dundas

St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church, Hamilton

St Paul's United Church, Dundas

Cinquefoil Concert Series at St John the Evangelist, Hamilton

Campbellville Chamber Concerts at St David's Presbyterian Church, Campbellville

Marian  Retirement Residence, Cambridge

 

 

 Sample Programs:

 

A Concert of Mother's DayMusic

for flute, violin and piano


Melodies Loved by Mom~Sung by Mom~Inspired by Mom~Reminds us of Mom~Dedicated to Mom
 

The Classics
Songs My Mother Taught Me by A. Dvorak
Lullabies by Brahms and Schubert
Ave Maria by Bach, Gounod, Olson
Capriccio Italien by P. I. Tchaikovsky
Nocturne by A. Borodin
O Mio Babbino Caro by G. Puccini
Plaisir d’amour by Padre Martini


Musicals

Favourite Things: The Sound of Music, (movie: 1965)
Consider Yourself: 1960, Oliver!; movie: 1968
Fiddler on the Roof Theme: 1964
Sunrise, Sunset: Fiddler on the Roof (movie: 1971)

Movies and Television


Somewhere Over the Rainbow: The Wizard of Oz ,1939
As Time Goes By:  Casablanca,1942 (Rudy Vallee, Jimmy Durante, Frank Sinatra)
Days of Wine and Roses: 1962 (Andy Williams)
I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face: My Fair Lady, 1964 (Rex Harrison)
Somewhere My Love (Lara’s Theme from Doctor Zhivago): 1965
Nadia’s Theme from “The Young and the Restless”: 1971
Summer of ’42 Theme: 1971 (Peter Nero)
Nobody Does It Better:  The Spy Who Loved Me, 1977 (Carly Simon)
Thornbirds Theme: The Thorn Birds mini series, 1983

The Great Voices

Dream: 1944 , sung by The Pied Pipers, Frank Sinatra, Andy Williams and Roy Orbison
That’s Amore: 1953, Dean Martin
Young at Heart: 1953-54, Frank Sinatra
Yellow Bird: 1957, Harry Belafonte
Snowbird: 1969, Anne Murray
Evergreen:  1976 (Theme from the movie “A Star is Born”), Barbara Streisand
Can’t Smile Without You:  1978, Barry Manilow
You Raise Me Up: 2002-3, Josh Grobin

 



  Songs My Mother Taught Me

A Mother's Day Program

for flute, violin and piano

 Songs My Mother Taught Me:  A. Dvorak
 Humoresque:  A. Dvorak
  Hymns:   Abide with Me  (please sing along)     
 Blue Bells of Scotland
 Downton Abbey Theme,
 Carnival of Venice,Santa Lucia, O Sole Mio, Funiculi, Funicula
 Barcarolle:  J. Offenbach
 Cielito Lindo (Beautiful Heaven)
 La Paloma (The Dove)
 Hungarian Dance No. 5:  J. Brahms
 Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana:  R. Mascagni
                                             Celtic tunes: Julia Delaney and Otter’s Holt                                                        
 Hymn:  Fairest Lord Jesus (please sing along)
A Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square (please sing along)


For Mom, with Love

A Mother's Day Celebration

 

The Classics:

Songs My Mother Taught Me by A. Dvorak
Lullaby by F. Schubert
Rock a Bye Baby
Nocturne by A. Borodin
The Swan by C. Saint-Saens

O Mio Babbino Caro (Puccini)
Plaisir d’Amour by G. Martini
Ave Maria by J.S. Bach and C. Gounod

Capriccio Italien by P. Tchaikovsky
O Sole Mio by E. di Capua
Carnival of Venice by N. Paganini
Come Back to Sorrento by E. di Curtis
Funiculi, Funicula

Greensleeves, Skye Boat Song, The Ashgrove, Early One Morning
English Country Garden
O Waly, Waly
Ye Banks and Braes (Scottish)

La Cumparsita by G. Rodrigues
La Paloma by S. Yradier

Radio, Movies and Television

As Time Goes By, 1931
A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square, 1939
Over the Rainbow, 1939
Oh, What a Beautiful Morning, 1943
On the Street Where You Live, 1956
Yellow Bird, 1957
Edelweiss, 1959
Sunrise, Sunset, 1964, movie: 1971
Somewhere My Love, 1965
Nadia’s Theme, 1971
You Raise Me Up, 2002


 

 

Celtic Charm

A Concert Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day

for flute, violin, soprano and piano

Medley: Brian Boru’s March, Rosin’ the Bow,

The Lark in the Clear Morning,

Merrily Kiss the Quaker’s Wife, Hewlett,

The Star of the County Down, Farewell
Down by the Sally Gardens
Too Ra Loo Ra
The Last Rose of Summer
Jigs and Reels: A Visit to Ireland, Julia Delaney,

Castle Donovan, The Irish Washerwoman
Let me Call You Sweetheart
My Wild Irish Rose
When Irish Eyes are Smiling
Danny Boy
 Letters from Ireland:
Musical Interlude/Letter 1
Cliffs of Doneen
Blackberry Blossom/Letter 3
Molly Malone
Irish Blessing

 

 

"Sentimentale"

A Program of Romantic and Latin Music

for flute and piano

 

Franz Schubert:

Moment Musical, Op 94
Ecossaise, Op. 33
Allegro Moderato from Sonata in a minor, D 821 (Arpeggione)
 Enrique Granados:

Epilogo
Oriental

Andaluza

Astor Piazzolla:

Ouverture

Vuelvo al Sur

Duo 1

Sentimental

Sensuel

Milonga

 

 

A Tribute to Scotland

Robbie Burns Day

for flute, soprano and piano

 

Oh, My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose (R. Burns)

And Oh! for Ane and Twenty, Tam (R. Burns)

Loch Lomond (trad.)

 Sing-a-long:

Ye Banks and Braes (R. Burns/J. Miller)

An Eriskay Love Lilt (trad. from Hebrides)

The Boatie Rows (trad.)

 John Lunn: Themes from Downton Abbey

David Arnold and Michael Price: Themes from Sherlock

Readings from the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

 

 

All the Ends of the Earth

A Program of Music from around the Globe

for soprano, flute and piano

 

Paul Reade (England): 

The Victorian Kitchen Garden Suite (flute and piano)
Prelude, Spring, Mists, Exotica and Summer


 S. Rachmaninoff (Russia):

Vocalize (flute and piano)


S. Rachmaninoff:

Art Song (soprano, flute and piano)

 

A. Dvorak (Czech Republic):

Song to the Moon (soprano and piano)

 

 E. Granados (Spain):

Danza de la Rosa and Andaluza (flute and piano)


 L. Delibes (France/ Spain):

Les Filles de Cadix (soprano, flute and piano)

 

A. Piazzolla (Argentina):

Ouverture, Duo, Vuelvo al Sur (with soprano)
and Milonga Picaresque (with flute and piano)


 Douglas Moore (American):

“Dearest Mama” (soprano and piano)


 J. Heggie (American):

“ A Route to the Sky” (soprano and piano)

 

J.R. Brown (American): “Stars and the Moon” (s. and p.)


 C. Bolling (France):

Baroque and Blue, Sentimental and Javanaise
(flute and piano)

 

 

Love's Sweet Melodies

A Program for St. Valentines' Day

With Soprano,Flute and Harp

 

Berceuse by G. Faure
Minuet and Dance of the Blessed Spirits by C. Gluck
Sicilienne by M.T. von Paradis

 

Harp with Soprano:

The Cloths of Heaven by Dunhill
Vilia by Lehar


Flute and Harp:
Medley: Rosin’ Up the Bow/Mairi’s Wedding/

Skye Boat Song/John Anderson my Jo
Greensleeves Variations


Harp with Soprano:
Eriskay Love Lilt
The Water is Wide
My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose

Solo Harp:

Autumn Leaves
What a Wonderful World

 

Harp with flute:
Lara’s Theme


Harp with Soprano:
We’ll Gather Lilacs by Novello
When I Grow too Old
I’m Old Fashioned
Time after Time
I’ll be Seeing You

 

Flute and Harp:
Can’t Help Falling in Love


Harp, flute and Soprano:
All I Ask from the Phantom of the Opera by A.L. Weber

Christmas Program

Medley of Carols:  In Dulce Jubilo, I Saw Three Ships, Coventry Carol, Patapan, Twas in the Moon of Wintertime, Christos Genate

Largo from the Four Seasons by A. Vivaldi

Bring a Torch, Jeannette Isabella

Ave Maria, Bach/Gounod

Gesu Bambino

Mary's Boy Child

Old Toy Trains

​I Wonder as I Wander

Chestnuts Roasting on a Open Fire

Silver Bells

Winter Wonderland

Poems and Readings: Twas the Night Before Christmas (C. Moore), The Christmas Story, Stopping by Wood; Yes Virginia, There is a Christmas

Sing a Long:

Rudolph, Good King Wencelaus,Jingle Bells, Feliz Navidad, Silent Night, Joy to the World, O Come All Ye Faithful