Belle Canto Collaborations

North Port High School Women’s Advanced Chorus

Singspiration I: The Spirit of Women

Composer, Dr. Gwyneth Walker;
World Premier, Beloved Brass Jay Hunsberger, Principal Tuba, Sarasota Orchestra
June LeBell, Commentary


Chroma Quartet

Singspiration Meets Dancespiration: Music in Motion

Singspiration III; And Then There Was Music

Adam De Sorgo, Oboe and Bruce Lehman, percussion;
Georgia Court, Bookstore 1 poetry readings;
Linda Carson, ABC News 7 commentary

Singspiration IV: A Salute To Spring

The Sarasota Ballet

Singspiration Meets Dancespiration: Music in Motion





Dr. Gwyneth Walker
Dr. Walker has worked with Belle Canto during rehearsals
and has attended each of our four Singspiration Concerts.
Widely performed throughout the country, the music of American composer Gwyneth Walker is beloved by performers and audiences alike for its energy, beauty, reverence, drama, and humor. Dr. Gwyneth Walker (b. 1947) is a graduate of Brown University and the Hartt School of Music. She holds B.A., M.M. and D.M.A. degrees in Music Composition. A former faculty member of the Oberlin College Conservatory, she resigned from academic employment in 1982 in order to pursue a career as a full-time composer. For nearly 30 years, she lived on a dairy farm in Braintree, Vermont. She now divides her time between her childhood hometown of New Canaan, Connecticut and the musical communities of Sarasota, Florida and Randolph, Vermont.

Gwyneth Walker has been a proud resident of Vermont for many years. She is the recipient of the Year 2000 “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the Vermont Arts Council as well as the 2008 “Athenaeum Award for Achievement in the Arts and Humanities” from the St. Johnsbury (VT) Athenaeum. In 2012, she was elected as a Fellow of the Vermont Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Walker’s catalog includes over 300 commissioned works for orchestra, chamber ensembles, chorus, and solo voice. A special interest has been dramatic works that combine music with readings, acting, and movement. The music of Gwyneth Walker is published by E. C. Schirmer (choral and vocal music) and Lauren Keiser Music (orchestral and instrumental music). Click to read more about Dr. Walker »


Sarasota Young Voices

Singspiration III: And Then There Was Music

Singspiration IV: A Salute To Spring



WomenVPA01Women of Booker High’s VPA Chorus

Singspiration V: If Music Be The Food Of Love










First Church Jazz Trio

Belles Sing The Blues

Hit Me With A Hot Note!

Belles On Broadway





Boys and Girl’s Club of Sarasota

Singspiration III: And Then There Was Music

4 week mentoring program in preparation for the concert