Concert: WITNESS: Leading with Love
Mar 17, 2024 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Beloved vocal activist, soulful singer, and composer Melanie DeMore returns to Minnesota using her music as what she calls “a weapon of mass connection.” Featuring music by Damien Geter, Marques Garrett, Joel Thompson, and songs from the African diaspora, WITNESS: Leading with Love is the place to hear Melanie and VocalEssence share the world premiere performance of an extended work co-created through conversation and stick-pounding workshops with Twin Cities community members. This impassioned call for the revival of love, the rebirth of peace, and the emergence of a community where violence ceases will challenge us all to “put one foot in front of the other and lead with love.
Tickets are currently available as part of a 2023-2024 Season Subscription.
- Melanie DeMore, guest artist
- VocalEssence Chorus
- VocalEssence Ensemble Singers
- VocalEssence Singers Of This Age
- VocalEssence Vintage Voices
- Philip Brunelle, conductor
- G. Phillip Shoultz, III, conductor
- Mary Jo Gothmann, piano
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