Lee Dougherty Ross, Artist Series of Sarasota
…I had the pleasure of hearing Emma Lou Diemer’s Three Madrigals: O Mistress Mine; Take O Take Those Lips Away; and
Sigh No More Ladies…sung by Belle Canto, a lovely women’s group led by Elizabeth Goldstein. The harmonies and the rhythms, especially in the Sigh No More, were so special…and the audience loved them.
Liz has woven together a truly special group…
Women who love to sing…who are enjoying time together…making beautiful music… bringing such JOY. January 15, 2016
June LeBell, The Observer
“I am pleased to announce that there’s a new vocal ensemble in town, Conductor Elizabeth Goldstein’s Belle Canto. …. We can say without reservation, that their blend, ability to get words across, and purity of sound makes them one of the finest choral groups I’ve heard in years. …You might hear them being spoken about in the same breath as Chanticleer. And there is no higher compliment.”
Gayle Williams, Herald Tribune
“Belle Canto tags itself as “a celebration of women’s voices” and a celebration it certainly was. Their concert, Singspiration: The Spirit of Women, was a festival of talent and exceptional music…their voices blended well, an achievement that sounds so simple, but is devilishly elusive. This speaks not only to the talent of the singers, but that of their director as well.
Concert Review 2012, Gayle Williams
“Belle Canto, the colorfully scarved female vocal ensemble lead by Elizabeth Goldstein, sang a set of standards including Gershwin favorites, “Someone to Watch Over Me” and “The Man I Love,” with a diversity of female voices they achieved a very pleasing blend and nailed tight harmonies with confidence.”
“…Liz, BRAVA! Belle Canto is a delight, the singing was beautiful, full of energy…This (concert) certainly set the bar very high for the upcoming year of events.”
I cannot tell you how wonderful your performance was. It truly sent my spirit soaring after a hard week. Angels Everywhere!”
Belle Canto is stunning-such talented women….”
“Always enjoyable and very high quality
“Beautiful voices and excellent selection of music.”
“Not only is it a joy to listen to them, it is a joy to watch and see their joy in making beautiful music.”
“Amazing voices, amazing harmony. A joy to listen to
“Fabulous concert. A wonderful gem. Amazing singers.