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VocalEssence Opens Its 55th Season, Together We Sing

October 1, 2023 By Robert Atendido | Twin Cities Geek VocalEssence, the noted Twin Cities choral institution of which I happen to be a member, will be starting its 55th season, Together We Sing, in late October. We have started rehearsals already, and we are preparing both choral classics and new music to delight…  Read More

VocalEssence singers holding black folders performing at Northrop with brass and percussion players conducted by G. Phillip Shoultz, III. Photo Credit: Tony Nelson Photography

Welcome Christmas 2023 Digital Concert Program

FEATURING: VocalEssence Chorus VocalEssence Ensemble Singers VocalEssence Singers Of This Age VocalEssence Vintage Voices Brass and Percussion Ensemble Casey Rafn, piano Mary Jo Gothmann, organ Philip Brunelle, conductor G . Phillip Shoultz, III, conductor

Weekend picks: Get your ghoul on at ‘The Haunted Avalon’ and with Sparkle Theatricals; get real-life scared contemplating a post-Roe world

October 26, 2023 By Sheila Regan | MinnPost Plus: VocalEssence performs with the St. Olaf Choir; a Hmong-American exhibit of art in different mediums in the east metro, and a Halloween puppet extravaganza on the Midtown Greenway. Halloween approaches and Twin Cities arts organizations are ready. Whether you’re in the mood for immersive outdoor puppetry, ghoulish…  Read More

Choral legend Sigrid Johnson to be honored with premiere of ‘Song in My Heart’

October 18, 2023 By Brian Newhouse| YourClassical  Sigrid Johnson often said, “God gave me two beautiful sons, and every year I’m blessed with 100 daughters.” She conducted St. Olaf College’s 100-voice first-year women’s chorus, the Manitou Singers, for decades. And on Oct. 29 at Central Lutheran Church in Minneapolis, the Minnesota choral legend will…  Read More

Critics’ picks: The 13 best things to do and see in the Twin Cities this week

October 24, 2023 By Rob Hubbard | Star Tribune Critics’ picks for entertainment in the week ahead. VocalEssence and the St. Olaf Choir Here’s a meeting of two groups that remain the gold standard for the richly textured Upper Midwest style of choral singing. The concert features VocalEssence’s Philip Brunelle and G. Phillip Shoultz…  Read More

Minnesota Montly’s Best Bets: Oct. 23-29

October 23, 2023 By Minnesota Monthly| Minnesota Monthly–mDnRbIebBMZItZ9HSnrIZCDT8WFT6BVeH9LAuaeVUrGR88cJtsDvKYqr_LtGBeXfjGMPwxABedwqLimFWfvJZV2oQgQWwJCBAxkXuwFUeelyDGro&utm_content=279527892&utm_source=hs_email Things to do around Minnesota this week include a VocalEssence concert, Twin Cities Film Fest, Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular, and more VocalEssence kicks off its 55th concert season What:  VocalEssence and the St. Olaf Choir When: Oct. 29 Where: Central Lutheran Church, 333 S. 12th St., Minneapolis Um! Yah! Yah! (Need…  Read More