Formed in 1931, Bel Canto Chorus is Southeastern Wisconsin’s oldest continuously performing arts organization. It is made up of mostly volunteer singers from southeastern Wisconsin and northeastern Illinois. The group has been led for more than 27 years by Richard Hynson, considered one of the nation’s finest choral and orchestral conductors (American Prize Winner 2012). Bel Canto Chorus ranks in the top 10 percent of choral organizations in the country in terms of budget, longevity, and repertoire. Educational outreach includes Bel Canto Senior Singers and Bel Canto Boy Choir. Characterized by a heartfelt belief in the value of Bel Canto Chorus, and supported by its 100+ devoted singers, audiences, talented artistic and administrative staff, and dedicated board members, the group’s passion for sharing the thrill of live, choral music has remained steadfast throughout its long, proud history.