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What moment do YOU treasure in 2020?

“The two of us watched your musical moments together each day and they truly were the highlight of his day.” —Tracy Rode, Jack Cole’s daughter Jack and Ann Cole were treasured by so many, including VocalEssence. We are humbled to know that Philip Brunelle’s Musical Moments were such a comfort to Jack in his last…  Read More

Where in the World the Conductors – June 2020

Artistic Director Philip Brunelle is being feted this summer! Chorus America, the the advocacy, research, and leadership development organization that advances the choral field across North America, is giving him the Distinguished Service Award on Friday, June 12. Watch him receive the award on their YouTube channel. The Society for American Music, dedicated to the…  Read More

VOCALESSENCE ON INSTAGRAM ARCHIVE – MAY 2020

FAMILY: Voices Calling Concert Musical Moments with Philip Brunelle – May 29, 2020 – Florence Price Musical Moments with Philip Brunelle – May 28, 2020 – Hector Berlioz Musical Moments with Philip Brunelle – May 27, 2020 – Nathaniel Dett Musical Moments with Philip Brunelle – May 26, 2020 – Gerald Finzi Musical Moments with…  Read More

COVID-19 Update – March 25, 2020

Our thoughts are with you and your families as we write this. While VocalEssence is physically distancing, we continue to look for ways to use the healing power of music to socially connect and keep people thinking positively. We encourage regular visits to vocalessence.org, and will offer updates by email on how we can continue to sing together…  Read More

20% off tickets for The SPCO’s Liquid Music Series

BEDROOM COMMUNITY AND FRIENDS Featuring Valgeir Sigurðsson, Jodie Landau, Sam Amidon and Daníel Bjarnason with Mariam Wallentin and Pekka Kuusisto Copresented with the American Swedish Institute Tuesday, May 9, 2017 Doors at 6pm | Music at 7:30pm (purchase tickets) American Swedish Institute, Minneapolis Bedroom Community, “a creative hub of sonic geniuses that continues to evolve and…  Read More

Moira Smiley poses holding a banjo

CONCERT: Singing the World Awake

May 12, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Awaken your spirit with the sounds and colors of performances by the VocalEssence Chorus, Ensemble Singers, and Singers Of This Age. Experience sounds from near and far, exploring music of Denmark, Haiti, Mexico, the United States, and more, featuring composer and guest artist, Moira Smiley, whose style has been described as genre bending “mixing Bartok…

Harold Friedell | Musical Moments with Philip Brunelle

In this Musical Moment, VocalEssence artistic director and founder Philip Brunelle shares insider information and beautiful music by the composer Harold Friedell. Harold Friedell 1905-1958 Harold Friedell was an American organist, educator, and composer of a large number of choral anthems and solo organ pieces. Born in Jamaica, New York he became the organist of…  Read More

Plymouth Congregational Church 4 PM

Directions To get here via car For personalized directions, click the button below to view the interactive Google Map. Google Map From the South or North via 35W As you approach downtown Minneapolis, take I-94 West to the Lyndale-Hennepin exit. Stay in the right lane. Turn right on Dell Place very shortly after leaving freeway.…  Read More

Plymouth Congregational Church 7:30 PM

Directions To get here via car For personalized directions, click the button below to view the interactive Google Map. Google Map From the South or North via 35W As you approach downtown Minneapolis, take I-94 West to the Lyndale-Hennepin exit. Stay in the right lane. Turn right on Dell Place very shortly after leaving freeway.…  Read More

Lean Into Hope

Watch as Philip Brunelle and and G. Phillip Shoultz, III, share their artistic vision for the VocalEssence 2021-2022 season opener, Hope Lives Here. Get your tickets to Hope Lives Here today! LEARN MORE AND BUY TICKETS  

Live Dancing and Singing—Sublime!

Watch as Philip Brunelle and Lise Houlton, Artistic Director of Minnesota Dance Theatre, discuss the partnership between Minnesota Dance Theatre and VocalEssence. Philip asks what it is like to dance to live singing, to which Lise responds, “Sublime.” Lise and Philip talk about how the dancers create a physical representation of Leonard Bernstein’s “Chichester Psalms,”…  Read More

Thea Musgrave | Musical Moments with Philip Brunelle

In this Musical Moment, VocalEssence artistic director and founder Philip Brunelle shares insider information and beautiful music by the composer Thea Musgrave. Thea Musgrave b. 1928 Rich and powerful musical language and a strong sense of drama make Scottish-American composer Thea Musgrave one of the most respected contemporary composers in the Western world. Born in…  Read More

Anton Bruckner | Musical Moments with Philip Brunelle

In this Musical Moment, VocalEssence artistic director and founder Philip Brunelle shares insider information and beautiful music by the composer Anton Bruckner.  Anton Bruckner 1824-1896 One of the greatest German composers of the 19th century, Anton Bruckner exerted an enormous influence on the development of music in the modern age. From an early age he…  Read More

DOUBLE the Joy and Together We Will Meet Our Goal

We are getting SO CLOSE to meeting our 2020 goal of $248,680 to fully fund the VocalEssence mission. We are just $29,689.27 away, and have a 1:1 match up to $17,000 that was created by board and staff members who increased their gifts. Because of the pandemic, VocalEssence is in a different place financially than we’ve…  Read More