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VINTAGE VOICES, VOCALESSENCE CHORAL PROGRAM FOR OLDER ADULTS, RESUMES IN-PERSON REHEARSALS

CONTACT:  Jennifer Weismann  612-716-0556  Jennifer@owl-marketing.com     VINTAGE VOICES, VOCALESSENCE CHORAL PROGRAM FOR OLDER ADULTS, RESUMES IN-PERSON REHEARSALS The joy and health benefits of choral performance for older adults is back—to delight of singers   MINNEAPOLIS— JUNE 11, 2021—VocalEssence, Minnesota’s premier nonprofit choral arts organization, announces its popular Vintage Voices program is resuming in-person choir rehearsals for the first time since…  Read More

VocalEssence Brings Choral Music Luminaries to Minneapolis for Historic Community Sing

CONTACT: Jennifer Weismann 612-716-0556 Jennifer@owl-marketing.com   VOCALESSENCE BRINGS CHORAL MUSIC LUMINARIES TO MINNEAPOLIS FOR HISTORIC COMMUNITY SING Join in song with nonagenarian choral legend Alice Parker and long-time Sweet Honey In The Rock® star Ysaÿe Barnwell at Community Sing with VocalEssence—October 15   MINNEAPOLIS—JULY 12, 2016—For the first Community Sing of its 48th season, Minneapolis’s premier choral ensemble…  Read More

New VocalEssence Vintage Voices brings the power of singing to seniors

Older adults are pursuing active lives, and VocalEssence is gladly adding to their options with the launch of VocalEssence Vintage Voices—an exciting choral program that integrates the arts into the everyday lives of older adults by fostering the creation of choirs in assisted living facilities and senior centers. With funding from the Minnesota State Arts…  Read More

VocalEssence Vintage Voices Perform Summer Concerts

Sabathani Vintage Voices summer 2021 Concert On June 30, 2021, after nearly 16 months apart, the Sabathani Vintage Voices made their post-pandemic concert debut! Performing for family, friends and neighbors, the singers shared songs and spoken word, including several original poems written by our singers that celebrated the beloved community, coming together in unity, and…  Read More

VocalEssence Vintage Voices Restarts In Person

The VocalEssence Vintage Voices program connects older adults with the benefits of group singing by forming choirs at senior centers and residences. While the program continued during the pandemic, the singers were limited to Zoom sessions. They missed the fun and togetherness of being in the same room. In early April, it finally became safe…  Read More

VESOTA Wins Chorus America Education Award

April brought a huge thrill as Chorus America recognized VocalEssence with its 2019 Education and Community Engagement Award for our youth choral program, VocalEssence Singers Of This Age (VESOTA).  Chorus America is a prominent advocacy organization for our nation’s choral groups, and its Education and Community Engagement Award recognizes the best emerging program (less than…  Read More

Cause for Celebration: Why Choruses See Major Anniversaries as Major Opportunities

Don Lee |  Chorus America January 10, 2019 https://www.chorusamerica.org/node/9195 North American choruses are anticipating a wave of major anniversaries in the coming years, and their leaders are hard at work preparing to mark the occasions. The most thoughtful celebrations honor a chorus’s past achievements, while laying the groundwork for an even stronger future. Brace yourself. In…  Read More

VocalEssence Announcements Concert & Family Programs for Historic 50th Season

CONTACT: Jennifer Weismann Jennifer@owl-marketing.com 612-716-0556 VOCALESSENCE ANNOUNCES CONCERT & FAMILY PROGRAMS FOR HISTORIC 50th SEASON Celebrating 50 years of honoring music’s greatest artists, introducing their work to new audiences, and nurturing the diverse voices that will shape its next half-century. Download season photos here. MINNEAPOLIS — May 15, 2018—Marking a milestone for the nationally renowned…  Read More

Vintage Voices Spring 2018

VocalEssence connects senior citizens with the social and mental health benefits of group singing through its Vintage Voices program. VocalEssence Vintage Voices meets seniors on their own turf, providing choral instruction at senior centers and residences. This spring, the program is sponsoring choirs at three different locations: Trillium Woods in Plymouth, Sabathani Senior Center in…  Read More

VocalEssence Vintage Voices Choirs Take the Stage

It is concert week for the VocalEssence Vintage Voices programs at Parkshore Senior Community in St. Louis Park and Ecumen Seasons at Apple Valley. Both choirs have been working hard with conductor Rob Graham and accompanist John Jensen. The Vintage Voices program from VocalEssence brings the many benefits—physical, psychological, and social—of choral participation to older…  Read More

VocalEssence Vintage Voices Building Buzz

This fall, more than 60 older adults from Ecumen Seasons at Apple Valley and Parkshore Senior Living in St. Louis Park are warming up their voices at VocalEssence Vintage Voices rehearsals. Vintage Voices, a program of VocalEssence, brings the many benefits—physical, psychological, and social—of choral participation to older adults. It removes barriers to engagement and…  Read More

VocalEssence Vintage Voices

VocalEssence Vintage Voices is an exciting new choral program that integrates the arts into the everyday lives of older adults by fostering the creation of choirs in assisted living communities and senior centers. Activities include choral rehearsals with conductor Rob Graham and accompanist John Jensen for 12 weeks, culminating in an on-site concert for friends, family, residents and community…  Read More

New VocalEssence Program Ends Inaugural Season—on Broadway

CONTACT: Jennifer Weismann 612-716-0556 Jennifer@owl-marketing.com NEW VOCALESSENCE PROGRAM ENDS INAUGURAL SEASON — ON BROADWAY Assisted living facility hosts public concert featuring Vintage Voices choir—Aug. 25 MINNEAPOLIS — JULY 28, 2015 — VocalEssence invites all to take a trip down Broadway on Tues., Aug. 25, with the Seasons Sunshine Singers—a new choir composed of residents from…  Read More

Why Sing?

Sing with us! On any given day, in towns both large and small, choirs across the country present hundreds of beautiful concerts. While audiences and choir singers alike have long understood the intrinsic value of singing together, the 2019 Chorus Impact Study commissioned by Chorus America also shows us that participation in choirs cultivates positive…  Read More