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Melanie DeMore, holding a pounding stick, stands in front of VocalEssence singers also holding pounding sticks. Photo Credit: Kyndell Harkness

Hope Renewed Digital Concert Program

FEATURING: VocalEssence Chorus VocalEssence Ensemble Singers VocalEssence Singers Of This Age Shanelle Gabriel, guest artist Casey Rafn, piano Philip Brunelle, conductor G. Phillip Shoultz, III, conductor

Melanie DeMore, holding a pounding stick, stands in front of VocalEssence singers also holding pounding sticks. Photo Credit: Kyndell Harkness

WITNESS: Leading with Love Digital Concert Program

FEATURING: Melanie DeMore, guest artist VocalEssence Chorus VocalEssence Ensemble Singers VocalEssence Singers Of This Age VocalEssence Vintage Voices Casey Rafn, piano Philip Brunelle, conductor G . Phillip Shoultz, III, conductor

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WITNESS: Reawakening Love Digital Concert Program

FEATURING: Joe Davis and The Poetic Diaspora VocalEssence Chorus VocalEssence Ensemble Singers VocalEssence Singers Of This Age VocalEssence Vintage Voices Kristianna Marks, soprano soloist Mary Jo Gothmann, piano Philip Brunelle, conductor G . Phillip Shoultz, III, conductor

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2021-2022 Digital Concert Season

Inspiration on your schedule Join VocalEssence for our 2021-2022 Season as we explore the ways music moves us. From partnerships with Minnesota Dance Theatre, Bach Society of Minnesota, and The Aeolians of Oakwood University to thrilling premieres of works by Stewart Copeland of British hitmakers The Police and rising star Gabriel Kahane, this season gives…

VocalEssence Announces Concerts for “Music Moves Us,” 2021-2022 Season

CONTACT:  Jennifer Weismann  612-716-0556  jennifer@owl-marketing.com   VOCALESSENCE ANNOUNCES CONCERTS FOR “MUSIC MOVES US,” 2021-2022 SEASON  MN Choral Ensemble returns to in-person performances,  while offering additional option of streaming concerts      MINNEAPOLIS—July 31, 2021—VocalEssence, one of the world’s premier choral music organizations, announces its 2021-2022 concert season, themed “Music Moves Us.” In person concerts will resume, with VocalEssence singers delighted to perform in front of live audiences…  Read More

Critics’ picks: The 11 best things to do and see in the Twin Cities this week

By Star Tribune Staff Star Tribune | February 23, 2023 startribune.com/muse-chapel-hart-vocalessence-dona-peron-bob-weir-resurgence-kahlil-robert-irving-evanescence/600253755/?refresh=true Critics’ picks for entertainment in the week ahead. Muse & Evanescence Minneapolis is the second stop on a tour that kicks off Saturday in Chicago, so it’s impossible to say what the arty, Rush-channeling British rockers in Muse will have up their sleeves. Their…  Read More

Stewart Copeland

The Police’s drummer heads to Minneapolis to deliver a message in an oratorio

By Jon Bream Star Tribune | May 05, 2022 https://m.startribune.com/the-police-stewart-copeland-minneapolis-oratorio-sting-vocalessence-mall-of-america-andy-summers/600170658/?clmob=y&c=n Stewart Copeland is going choral with VocalEssence and says no more Police reunions. Stewart Copeland has written scores for movies and TV shows, composed operas and oratorios and music for ballets and video games. He’s directed a rockumentary, authored a memoir and performed with orchestras. This year,…  Read More

VocalEssence, Cantus return to live and in-person performance; Ragamala Dance at Lyndale Gardens

By Pamela Espeland MinnPost| August 24, 2021 ALSO: Malamanya live at Lyndale Gardens; Teresa Mock presents “The Uncertainty Principle”; and August Green Roof Poetry at the Walker. Special guests for this year’s “Witness” concert at Orchestra Hall will be the Aeolians, the world-renowned choir from Oakwood University in Huntsville, Alabama. Courtesy of VocalEssence Dear Artscape…  Read More

Guthrie to start presenting plays in October; the weekend’s hybrid Art-A-Whirl

By Pamela Espeland MinnPost | May 12, 2021 Guthrie to start presenting plays in October; the weekend’s hybrid Art-A-Whirl Guthrie to start presenting plays in October; the weekend’s hybrid Art-A-Whirl ALSO: VocalEssence’s “Witness 2021” concert to livestream; Collide Theatrical Dance Company presents “Wonderland”; and more. On Thursday, July 8, the Guthrie, including the Amber Box on…  Read More

When can the arts reopen? Dr. Fauci says, ‘If we are careful … sometime in the fall

By: Pamela Espeland MinnPost | March 25, 2021 https://www.minnpost.com/artscape/2021/03/when-can-the-arts-reopen-dr-fauci-says-if-we-are-careful-sometime-in-the-fall/?fbclid=IwAR1afJbgFtNRDnPWRLKgC_53bct5MT2I7wmMa24V4jzIdFPXlj9B-SD637c Dr. Anthony Fauci: “Get vaccinated when you are eligible, continue to wear a mask, and socially distance when out in public.” Susan Walsh/Pool via REUTERS ALSO: VocalEssence’s “Call of the North” features Minnesota composers and poets; Davina and the Vagabonds to livestream from the Dakota; and…  Read More

UPCOMING VOCALESSENCE 2020-2021 SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT IS A SEASON IN… AND ON… DEMAND 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE    CONTACT: Jennifer Weismann 612-716-0556 jennifer@owl-marketing.com  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

Choral, Community and Creativity in Times of Crisis: Interview with Philip Shoultz of VocalEssence

By Alissa Musto | Medium Published: September 22, 2020 https://medium.com/music-with-a-purpose/choral-community-and-creativity-in-times-of-crisis-interview-with-philip-shoultz-of-vocalessence-28566863a57b   #MusicWithAPurpose is a series dedicated to continuing the conversation surrounding music education and expression, both pre and post COVID. Today’s interview features Philip Shoultz, Associate Conductor and Director of Learning and Engagement for VocalEssence — a 52 year old performing arts organization based in…  Read More