Be part of something new, and join us as we redefine choir. Pull up a chair and discover new voices as members of the VocalEssence Ensemble Singers perform music by up and coming Minnesota composers, and reimagine songs you know as vocal band “Nation” sings stunning pop a cappella cover songs.
Landmark Center serves as a cultural center for music, dance, theater, exhibitions, public forums, and hosts countless special events. Landmark Center is owned and supported by Ramsey County and managed by Minnesota Landmarks, a non-profit agency dedicated to managing and maintaining Landmark Center as a historic landmark and cultural center.
Nation is a collaborative vocal band pioneered by composer/performers Jocelyn Hagen and Timothy C. Takach. Their first EP “My Life Around You” was released in 2017 and includes 5 stunning pop a cappella cover songs.
VocalEssence ReMix encourages breakout musical artists-whether you sing in a rock band or play classical music-to write for voice. Four talented, emerging composers/songwriters are selected annually to have a six-month one-on-one composer mentorship with renowned composers Libby Larsen, Carol Barnett, J. David Moore, or Timothy Takach as they each write two choral works, one of which is suitable for high school-level choirs. The program also includes a performance of the new music by the professional VocalEssence Ensemble Singers, and possible commission and publication through the VocalEssence Music Press. VocalEssence ReMix is a collaboration between VocalEssence, the American Composers Forum, the American Choral Directors Association of Minnesota, and the Jerome Foundation.