Finalists to perform at Sinfonietta Bel Canto’s 11th annual Voice Competition

The Sinfonietta Bel Canto, a Downers Grove-based orchestra, recently announced the Finalists Concert of its 11th annual SBC Voice Competition on Sunday, March 17.

It will begin at 3 p.m. at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 5739 Dunham Road in Downers Grove. Ticket information can be found via or by calling (630) 384-5007.

Recent concerts have been sold out, so audience members are encouraged to purchase their tickets early.

The SBC Voice Finalists Concert is filled with an array of vocal musical selections ranging from Broadway to classical operatic aria and song.

Singers will compete for cash prizes ranging from $50 to $200 in three age categories.

The youngest category introduces four little stars: Gia Antonopoulos of Woodridge, Julia Barrett of Homer Glen, Samuel Guo of Elk Grove Village, and Teresa Kolssak of Orland Park.

In the Teen/College category, four vocalist are featured: Marguerite DiMarco and Olivia Glod, both of Elmhurst; Alicia Mathew of Aurora; and Joanna Percy of Farmington, Michigan.

The Emerging Artists category features the voices of Eunhye Choi of Lisle and Anya Newsome of Geneva.

In addition, the concert will feature “Peintures,“ a symphonic work by Chicago composer Felix Borowski.

Composed in 1917, the work was given its debut by the Chicago Symphony under conductor Frederick Stock. Borowski was an accomplished composer and teacher. His teaching assignments included the Chicago Musical College from 1916 to 1925 and Northwestern University from 1937 to 1942. He was also a prolific musical journalist for the Chicago Sun and program annotator for the Chicago Symphony.

Sinfonietta Bel Canto is under the baton of Maestro Dan D’Andrea. This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency and National Endowment for the Arts.

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