VocalEssence COVID Protocols

Updated 4/14/2022

We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic as it evolves and adhering to all health and safety recommendations put forth by the Minnesota Department of Health, as well as any health and safety protocols in place at our concert venues. These protocols are subject to change based on changing conditions. Please continue to check back for updates. If you have any questions, contact VocalEssence at info@vocalessence.org.

General VocalEssence Event Safety Protocols

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These protocols will be in place at any venues that have not specified their protocols, and we will enforce our policy or any stronger policy that is put in place by a venue. See below for each venue’s specific safety protocols. Please check back for updates.

Mask Requirement

All guests and staff will be required to wear masks inside the venue.

Symptom Checking

Not feeling well? Have a potential COVID-19 exposure? Please stay home. Your tickets can be donated, exchanged, or refunded. Contact the Minnesota Orchestra Box Office for assistance at 612-371-5656.

2021-2022 Season Event Venue Protocols

Basilica of Saint Mary

Our general VocalEssence event safety protocols (listed in detail above) will be enforced at this venue. We require all guests to wear a face mask, and present proof of either full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken within 72 hours prior to attending a VocalEssence concert or event.

Central Lutheran Church

We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic as it evolves and adhering to all health and safety recommendations put forth by the Minnesota Department of Health, as well as any health and safety protocols in place at our concert venues. The General VocalEssence Event Safety Protocols (listed in detail above) are subject to change based on changing conditions. Please continue to check back for updates. If you have any questions, contact VocalEssence at info@vocalessence.org.

North Community High School

Our general VocalEssence event safety protocols (listed in detail above) will be enforced at this venue. We require all guests to wear a face mask, and present proof of either full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken within 72 hours prior to attending a VocalEssence concert or event.

The Ordway

Our general VocalEssence event safety protocols (listed in detail above) will be enforced at this venue. We require all guests to wear a face mask at this event.

Plymouth Congregational Church

Our general VocalEssence event safety protocols (listed in detail above) will be enforced at this venue. We require all guests to wear a face mask, and present proof of either full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken within 72 hours prior to attending a VocalEssence concert or event.

Roseville Lutheran Church

Our general VocalEssence event safety protocols (listed in detail above) will be enforced at this venue. We require all guests to wear a face mask, and present proof of either full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken within 72 hours prior to attending a VocalEssence concert or event.

Singer Protocols

In light of the continuing pandemic and variant risks, VocalEssence will continue to implement policies to help contain the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health of our artists and community. At this time, all artists will continue to rehearse and perform with masks. We will also implement physical distancing of 2 feet between artists and build in a short air exchange break for every hour of rehearsal in a single space.

For the 2021-2022 season, all singers and guest artists will either need to provide documentation of vaccination for COVID-19 or submit to additional precautionary measures. Artists who have not been vaccinated will be required to submit weekly negative PCR test results for COVID-19 prior to attending any VocalEssence activities. Additional safety precautions as deemed necessary by VocalEssence staff may also be required at any time.

All artists are required to stay home from VocalEssence events if they are symptomatic of COVID-19 or learn of exposure to the virus until they have received a negative test result and/or are cleared by VocalEssence staff to participate. This policy is subject to additions and revisions throughout the year by VocalEssence staff in response to the changing nature of the pandemic and on an event-by-event basis.

Questions or Concerns?

If so, please contact a VocalEssence staff member by emailing info@vocalessence.org or clicking the “Contact Us” button below.