COVID-19 Update – April 2, 2020

We hope you are safe and find ways to make the best of this pause that we are experiencing. Below is a status update of our upcoming events.

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.


Because of the uncertainty of when we could reschedule the following events, we have decided to cancel them.

  • The Mendelssohns concert
  • VocalEssence ¡Cantaré! Community Concert


  • Get Minnesota Singing Tour 2020: We have current postponed these performances, and will update our website when new dates are scheduled.
  • VocalEssence Gala 2020: We have rescheduled this event for Sunday, October 4th at 4:30 PM at the Hilton in downtown Minneapolis. If you have purchased an individual ticket or a sponsorship for the event, your tickets have automatically been updated to the new date. If you have questions about your ticket, please contact Laura Holst at


  • Voices Calling concert: This concert is scheduled for Saturday, May 30, 2020, and is currently scheduled to happen as planned. Check the event page for up to date information.
  • 2020-2021 Season: We plan to announce our season soon, but are evaluating our programming choices in a post-COVID-19 world.
  • Singer Auditions: Currently scheduled auditions in April and May will be transitioning to virtual screening auditions. If you have already registered for an audition, please look for an email from our staff soon giving you new instructions on how to proceed. You may also check the VocalEssence audition website as plans progress. If you have not yet signed up to audition, the portal will reopen soon.
  • Rehearsals: We are taking these on a week by week basis. We are currently offering virtual hangouts for singers so that they can continue to connect with one another.
  • Virtual Office: VocalEssence has now moved to a virtual office. If you need to get in touch with a staff member, please email them. Click here for a list of our staff emails.