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You’re Never Too Young to Sing! Acclaimed Local Author Nancy Carlson and VocalEssence Host Tales & Tunes Musical Storytime

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jennifer Weismann 612-716-0556 YOU’RE NEVER TOO YOUNG TO SING! ACCLAIMED LOCAL AUTHOR NANCY CARLSON AND VOCALESSENCE HOST TALES & TUNES MUSICAL STORYTIME Nursery rhyme sing-alongs, lullabies, and crafts—March 30             MINNEAPOLIS — January 17, 2019— Local choral and community-building nonprofit VocalEssence has assembled a morning of programming perfect for its…  Read More

VocalEssence Announcements Concert & Family Programs for Historic 50th Season

CONTACT: Jennifer Weismann 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


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE    CONTACT: Jennifer Weismann 612-716-0556  UPCOMING VOCALESSENCE 2020-2021 SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT  IS A SEASON IN… AND ON… DEMAND  MN Choral Ensemble’s performances will be broadcast in high-definition video   to a new website—VocalEssence On Demand.   MINNEAPOLIS—September 30, 2020—VocalEssence, one of the world’s premier choral music organizations—is announcing its digital 2020-2021 concert season. The new season will available on a new website, VocalEssence On Demand, and includes a Chorus & Ensemble Singers series, a series of…  Read More

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VocalEssence On Demand 2020-2021 Season

Sep 30, 2020 - Jun 30, 2021

VocalEssence is delighted to announce our 2020-2021 season, broadcast in high-definition video to our new website—VocalEssence On Demand. VocalEssence On Demand allows you to watch as much as you want, whenever you want—all for one low price of $49. Stunning Originals: VocalEssence will premiere eight new performances from October 2020 to June 2021. Featuring stunningly clear audio and crisp, high-quality video, these performances will provide intimate…  Read More

100 Baby Care Packages for Minnesota Babies

VocalEssence and the Healthy Black Pregnancies initiative are teaming up to give 100 new babies a birthday gift – their very own Baby Care Package. Each package costs $40, and we need your help to purchase supplies for 100 babies. A donation of any amount is appreciated! Click Here to Give a Birthday Gift Each…  Read More


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jennifer Weismann 612-716-0556 PERFORMANCES ANNOUNCED FOR VOCALESSENCE 2019-2020 SEASON  Choral and community-building organization celebrates 30 years of VocalEssence WITNESS, honoring the contributions of African Americans to the arts             MINNEAPOLIS — February 25, 2020—Heading into its second half-century stronger than ever, VocalEssence is ready to reveal the program for its…  Read More

The week’s five best Twin Cities classical concerts

By Terry Blain | Special to the Star Tribune January 13, 2019 — 2:00PM: Taking the podium Finnish violinist Pekka Kuusisto hurt his arm, so he can’t deliver the solo he planned for this week. But the injury won’t stop him from conducting a stimulating program for the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. Music includes Missy Mazzoli’s…  Read More

MLK celebrations and concerts

By Pamela Espeland January 17, 2019: Monday is Martin Luther King Day, and the weekend will light up with celebrations of his life. Tuesday this week would have been his 89th birthday. Imagine if he had lived past 39. Although it’s not billed specifically as an MLK event, VocalEssence’s annual “Together We Sing” festival on Saturday (Jan.…  Read More

Raise Your Voice and Give Back at ‘Together We Sing’ Festival

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jennifer Weismann 612-716-0556 RAISE YOUR VOICE AND GIVE BACK AT ‘TOGETHER WE SING’ FESTIVAL Join VocalEssence MLK weekend to sing in the tradition of social movements throughout history—January 19             MINNEAPOLIS — Dec. 7, 2018—Arts and community-building nonprofit VocalEssence is joining forces with the Minnesota Historical Society to make the…  Read More

Holidays have plenty of sweets — sweet vocal harmonies, that is

By Rob Hubbard November 24, 2018—9:00AM | UPDATED: November 28, 2018—12:28PM: If Yuletide carols being sung by a choir sounds like your ideal holiday elixir, then this is the December for you in the Twin Cities. Vocal harmonies abound, as all of our best groups have their own concerts … and a couple of them hook up…  Read More

VocalEssence Programs Enhancing Music Education in Minnesota

For the next three months, VocalEssence will feature its education programs to promote Music Makes Us Whole, an initiative that brings together non-profit and for-profit organizations in Minnesota to raise awareness about the ways a rich music education enhances a child’s development. This month, we’re highlighting VocalEssence WITNESS School Program and Lullaby Project. VocalEssence WITNESS…  Read More

VocalEssence Reveals Fresh Lineup for Uplifting 48th Season

CONTACT: Jennifer Weismann 612-716-0556 VOCALESSENCE REVEALS FRESH LINEUP FOR UPLIFTING 48th SEASON Choral superstar organization unveils new season of  performance, education and community engagement in Twin Cities MINNEAPOLIS—February 22, 2016—It’s finally time—the 48th season of programming for nationally acclaimed leading arts organization VocalEssence is ready to share, and it’s a schedule of uniquely uplifting choral performances…  Read More