The 50th Anniversary Concert and Dinner on October 7, 2018 was an evening filled with special moments.
- Governor Dayton proclaimed it VocalEssence Together We Sing Day.
- Senator Tina Smith began the festivities with a beautiful tribute to the organization.
- Acclaimed composer Alice Parker wrote an arrangement to surprise Artistic Director Philip Brunelle. Read the lyrics here.
- Audience members shared their favorite VocalEssence moments.
- Many, many people shared their congratulations, including Catherine Dehoney, President of Chorus America, Timothy Sharp, Executive Director of the American Choral Directors Association, and Minnesota leader Marilyn Carlson Nelson.
- The Star Tribune review of the concert by Terry Blain was marvelous!
- Save the date for the special rebroadcast of the concert on Monday, November 19, 2018 at 7 PM on Classical Minnesota Public Radio.
- The commemorative program included highlights from each of the five decades. Read more below.