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VocalEssence to present ‘Witness’ times two; Joffrey Ballet to perform ‘Anna Karenina’

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By Pamela Espeland MinnPost FEBRUARY 28, 2019 — 08:24AM   VocalEssence was born in 1969 as the Plymouth Church Music Series. Just another concert series at a local church, founded by an ambitious, tireless and hypercreative choir director and organist named Philip…  Read more »

50th Anniversary Concert a BIG Success

The 50th Anniversary Concert and Dinner on October 7, 2018 was an evening filled with special moments. Governor Dayton proclaimed it VocalEssence Together We Sing Day. Senator Tina Smith began the festivities with a beautiful tribute to the organization. Acclaimed…  Read more »

Ensemble Singers Promotional Materials

Minnesota is home to one of the truly international gems in choral music—the VocalEssence Ensemble Singers. This 32-voice professional chorus sings under the direction of VocalEssence founder Philip Brunelle and associate conductor G. Phillip Shoultz III. In addition to the full…  Read more »

U.S. Premiere: John Rutter’s “Carol of the Magi”

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“Another premiere (in the U.S., anyway) was a new work by Rutter, ‘The Carol of the Magi,’ that was the loveliest thing performed Sunday afternoon. Rutter has a reputation for making the orchestra an equal player in his choral compositions,…  Read more »

Whitacre a Hit on YouTube

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Only four months after being posted online, the world premiere of Eric Whitacre’s Nox Aurumque has been viewed over 20,000 times on Under the direction of the composer, the VocalEssence Ensemble Singers and The St. Olaf Choir performed the…  Read more »

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