CONCERT: Singing the World Awake
May 12, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm | $25 – $45
Awaken your spirit with the sounds and colors of performances by the VocalEssence Chorus, Ensemble Singers, and Singers Of This Age. Experience sounds from near and far, exploring music of Denmark, Haiti, Mexico, the United States, and more, featuring composer and guest artist, Moira Smiley, whose style has been described as genre bending “mixing Bartok with street-singing.” This inspiring music will leave you feeling the joy of singing together.
Tickets are also available as part of a 2022-2023 Season Subscription.
• Moira Smiley is a composer, performer, and teacher who helps groups to study and perform various folk harmony repertoires, body percussion, and polyphonic song-building. She inspires young singers to use their voice as an instrument; a tool for composing, improvising, and arranging.
• VocalEssence has commissioned Moira Smiley to compose two new works, a piece for the VocalEssence Chorus and Ensemble Singers and a co-created piece with VocalEssence Singers Of This Age that will be premiered at this concert.
• VocalEssence singers will work with Moira Smiley in a week-long residency leading up to the concert. In addition, Smiley will lead young people’s experiences in the Twin Cities area during her time in Minnesota.
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.