Bel Canto Company - North Carolina Folk Festival
Greensboro, NC
Choral Ensemble

Bel Canto Company

Performing on Saturday Morning during the 9/11 Commemoration in Center City Park

Bel Canto Company is a choral ensemble of professional singers dedicated to presenting exceptional, innovative, and engaging choral performances for all. Through music we strive to celebrate the entirety of human experience. Led by Artistic Director and Conductor Welborn Young, our members share a core belief in the joy of singing and the power of live choral music to entertain, inspire, build community, and express that which cannot be expressed by words or music alone. Through our performances we celebrate the capacity of the singing voice to bring us together no matter our color, creed, or background.


Since our first concert in 1983, the choir’s hallmark has been the uniquely beautiful interpretation and sensitive tonal quality of our singing. Bel Canto Company presents an annual subscription concert series in Greensboro, and has performed regularly at concert venues, music festivals, and conferences throughout the region, including Washington Cathedral’s Summer Music Festival, Spoleto Festival USA, and the American Choral Directors Association Southern and NC Division Conferences, and the National Endowment for the Arts “American Masterpieces: Choral Music” programs. We have released 14 albums, most recently Bel Canto Live! Joyful Noise (2019) and the breath of life (2019) featuring the world premiere of Dan Forrest’s 4-movement work of the same name, composed for choir, chamber orchestra, and electronic instruments.