CONCERT: Welcome Christmas 2022, Minneapolis 4 PM
Dec 11, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm | Prices Vary, Discounts Available
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VocalEssence is pulling out all the stops to ring in the season of wonder. Hear beloved carols you know and love featuring the joyous sounds of brass and percussion, the spectacular Northrop pipe organ, and—for the first time—all the VocalEssence singing forces together in concert. Bring your outdoor voice and join in a sing-along that will be sure to get you in the Christmas spirit.
Tickets are also available as part of a 2022-2023 Season Subscription.
IMPORTANT PARKING INFORMATION FOR NORTHROP
Plan to arrive early!
Northrop is located in the heart of a vibrant, active campus and other scheduled events often impact traffic and parking availability.
- Reserve Your Spot: Purchase parking in advance in the Church Street Garage adjacent to Northrop. (Limited Availability)
- If you have not pre-purchased parking we recommend parking in the Nolte Garage, Fourth Street, or Washington Avenue ramps. See a map for directions and additional parking options.
- Already purchased prepaid parking? Watch a prepaid parking video showing you how to use the QR code emailed to you, and read more about prepaid parking here (scroll down to the Prepaid Parking tab).
- Plan Ahead. Check MNDOT and the UMN Event Parking Calendar for information and other events. Please note that traffic flow can change quickly on campus, so please plan accordingly and consider arriving early to allow yourself time to enjoy all that Northrop has to offer onsite before the event.
Accessibility Drop-off. To drop off a guest at an accessible, no elevation entrance, please follow the “Accessibility Drop-off” signs on the east side of Northrop. Take a right turn from Church Street at Lily Plaza (immediately before the Church Street Garage entrance) and consider arriving early to easily accommodate your drop-off, traffic, and parking needs.
- VocalEssence Chorus
- VocalEssence Ensemble Singers
- VocalEssence Singers Of This Age
- VocalEssence Vintage Voices
- Brass and Percussion Ensemble
- Mary Jo Gothmann, piano
- Philip Brunelle, conductor
- G. Phillip Shoultz, III, conductor
Click the button below to view our digital concert program.
THINGS TO KNOW
- This concert marks the first time that ALL the VocalEssence ensembles will be performing at one concert.
- The historic Northrop pipe organ is one of the last remaining concert-hall pipe organs in the United States. It has nearly 7,000 pipes—the largest of which is 32 feet tall, while the smallest is the size of a pencil. Click the button below to learn more about the Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ at Northrop.
- VocalEssence has “welcomed Christmas” for over five decades but this is the first time we have celebrated the season at the newly renovated Northrop Auditorium.
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. To view our current safety protocols, visit vocalessence.org/covid-19-updates.