Take 5 with GPS

Announcing a new series–Take 5 With GPS–a new daily live stream hosted by VocalEssence Associate Conductor G. Phillip Shoultz, III. Every morning, start your day off with Phillip (who we call GPS) and a 5-minute exercise to help warm you up. Join Phillip to sing each and every day. Take 5 will include wellness components, poems, and, of course, SONG. It’s a time for centering, reflecting, and being grateful, and an opportunity to watch and follow along at home.

Join us live on YouTube or Facebook at 9 AM, or watch the archived version on our YouTube Channel after the stream.

Virtual Musical Experiences Turn 100 and Beyond!

Since March both Artistic Director Philip Brunelle and Associate Conductor G. Phillip Shoultz, III have been creating daily ways for you to find joy through singing, and now they are reaching a new milestone—more than 100 episodes! Binge watch the episodes anytime on YouTube. Musical Moments with Philip Brunelle: Every week day, Philip shares a…  Read More

Lifting Every Voice to Inspire Change Uplifted Thousands!

  On Father’s Day 2020, VocalEssence gathered family and friends around the country to sing for justice in a livestream with song leaders from coast to coast. Envisioned and created by VocalEssence Associate Conductor G. Phillip Shoultz, III, this event was a joy-filled, family friendly celebration with songs that honor fathers and the father figures…  Read More

#LiftMyVoice Challenge

Originally developed as a way to inspire Take 5 with GPS viewers to articulate ways they can become agents for change and good in the world, G. Phillip Shoultz, III (GPS) started the #liftmyvoice challenge. Now, Phillip is inviting the entire VocalEssence community to take part in the challenge. The process is simple. Make a…  Read More

#KeepMNSinging Surpasses Goal

Thank you to all of you who donated to the #KeepMNSinging Campaign from May 1-8, 2020! We met our match and surpassed our goal of $15,000! As of Monday, May 11, we have raised $15,425 and counting. We are inspired by your generosity during this challenging time. Please continue to sing with us through one…  Read More

Sing with Us – Virtually!

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. Click on the links to learn more. Musical Moments with Philip Brunelle: Every week day, Philip shares a little insider information and beautiful music about an important composer. Take 5…  Read More

Introducing Take 5 With GPS

Announcing a new series–Take 5 With GPS–a new daily live stream hosted by VocalEssence Associate Conductor G. Phillip Shoultz, III. Every morning, start your day off with Phillip (who we call GPS) and a 5-minute exercise to help warm you up. Join Phillip to sing each and every day. Take 5 will include wellness components,…  Read More