It’s a date!

Hello beautiful Bella Nova ladies! Are you having a great summer? We are SO EXCITED that we are just a few days away from ONE MONTH until our first rehearsal. To gear up for the most rewarding journey you’re likely to ever take in your life, check out our rehearsal schedule and block your calendar. We have set rehearsal dates for a year in advance to help you manage your schedule and do your best to avoid conflicts whenever possible.

NOTE: As soon as you’re a member, you’ll be provided with the log-in to a sophisticated chorus management system to help you track dates, tasks and much, much, more. This list is simply for your convenience and planning purposes.

Here we go!


August 25
Sept 8
Sept 22
Oct 6
Oct 20
Nov 3

Nov 13-17: International Convention & Contest (IC&C), Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Dec 8


Jan 5, 2014
Jan 19
Feb 2
Feb 16
(now, for March, this is the month leading up to our area (qualifying) competition, so we thought we’d block five rehearsals in a row in case we need them… Richard will make that call as we get closer to contest)
Mar 2
Mar 9 (tentative)
Mar 16
Mar 23 (tentative)
Mar 30

April 3-6: Area 6 AC&C (Area Contest & Convention)
Apr 13 (tentative)
May 4
May 18
June 8
June 22
July 13
July 27
Aug 10
Aug 24
Sept 7
Sept 21
(We also have international competition in November, so it’s possible that starting in Oct 2014, we’d go to weekly rehearsals leading into contest… again… that’s a long way off so it’s TBD)

Rehearsal location is ALMOST finalized and it’s very likely to be at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 1090 Sterling Rd., Herndon, VA 20170.

We can’t wait to see you for the big kick-off party on August 25th!!

Promoting Bella Nova

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Find Your Voice, Harmony Inc., Bella Nova Chorus

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Welcome to a new option in acappella!

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Bella Nova is about to introduce a whole new way for Washington, D.C., area women to enjoy acapella harmony in the barbershop style! Created to be commuter friendly and family friendly, Bella Nova will generally meet two Sunday afternoons per month, and you and any young singers in your life (daughters, friends, nieces, etc.) are ALWAYS welcome. Whether you’re brand new to barbershop or you’re looking to enjoy the barbershop style in a whole new way, please come see what Bella Nova is all about.

Bella Nova will launch in August of 2013 under the direction of notable barbershopper Richard Lewellen. Bella Nova is the first Virginia-based chapter of Harmony, Incorporated, an international, non-profit organization whose purpose is to empower all women through education, friendship and a cappella singing in the barbershop style.

Stay tuned to this site and be sure to “like” Bella Nova’s Facebook page for more information about our upcoming kick-off event. Check out our FAQs for more information about how Bella Nova is a fresh, new approach to barbershop.