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February 2022

VocalEssence Presents: The Aeolians

Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
North Community High School, 1500 James Avenue N
Minneapolis, MN 55411 United States
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$30
Conductor and singers posing

Presenting the 2017 Choir of the World  VocalEssence presents The Aeolians of Oakwood University. Hailing from a historically black institution in Huntsville, Alabama, the choir was organized in 1946 by the late Dr. Eva B. Dykes. Since their inception, The Aeolians have traveled widely, touching the hearts of both young and old with their soul-stirring performances. Currently under the direction of Jason Max Ferdinand, a former Aeolian, they perform music ranging from the Baroque era to the 21st century and…

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March 2022

CONCERT: WITNESS 2022: Rejoice!

Mar 6 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Orchestra Hall, 1111 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, 55403 United States
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$10 – $40
WITNESS with Kente Cloth Pattern and Rejoice!

Affirm Black joy and resilience  The Aeolians, a world-renowned choir from Oakwood University in Huntsville, Alabama, an Historically Black College and University, are giving us so many reasons to “Rejoice.” Named the “2017 Choir of the World” at the World Choir Games, The Aeolians inspire audiences to stand up and cheer for more, whether singing the music of Bach, spirituals, or 21st century masterpieces. The Aeolians join the VocalEssence Chorus and Singers Of This Age in a program that affirms Black…

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April 2022

TOUR: Bob Dylan Revisited Tour, Detroit Lakes, MN

Apr 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Historic Holmes Theatre, 806 Summit Avenue
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501 United States
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Conductor in front of singers and instrumentalists

VocalEssence sings the music of Bob Dylan  Bob Dylan’s timeless music has been covered by everyone from Jimi Hendrix to the Kronos Quartet. Now it’s time to add a choir to the list. Join professional choir VocalEssence Ensemble Singers as they reimagine Dylan in The Times They Are A-Changin’: The Words and Music of Bob Dylan, commissioned in honor of his 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature and arranged by Steve Hackman. Kick back and hear Dylan’s music like it’s the first time. Each concert will…

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TOUR: Bob Dylan Revisited Tour, Grand Rapids, MN

Apr 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Reif Performing Arts Center, 720 NW Conifer Drive
Grand Rapids, MN 55744 United States
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Conductor in front of singers and instrumentalists

VocalEssence sings the music of Bob Dylan  Bob Dylan’s timeless music has been covered by everyone from Jimi Hendrix to the Kronos Quartet. Now it’s time to add a choir to the list. Join professional choir VocalEssence Ensemble Singers as they reimagine Dylan in The Times They Are A-Changin’: The Words and Music of Bob Dylan, commissioned in honor of his 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature and arranged by Steve Hackman. Kick back and hear Dylan’s music like it’s the first time. Each concert will…

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CONCERT: Choosing Love

Apr 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Ordway Concert Hall, 345 Washington Street
Saint Paul, MN 55102 United States
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$20 – $40
Singers posing on stage

Embracing the beloved community Through singing, movement, spoken word, and visual art, VocalEssence Singers Of This Age and guest artists invite us to envision a world where we listen to and learn from each other. This concert affirms our belief that every person is worthy of acceptance. It is a call, in the midst of it all, to choose love. Choosing Love features new choral standards and c0-created original works inspired by interactive workshops and conversations held in Twin Cities…

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TOUR: Bob Dylan Revisited Tour, Red Wing, MN

Apr 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Sheldon Theatre, 443 W 3rd Street
Red Wing, MN 55066 United States
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Conductor in front of singers and instrumentalists

VocalEssence sings the music of Bob Dylan  Bob Dylan’s timeless music has been covered by everyone from Jimi Hendrix to the Kronos Quartet. Now it’s time to add a choir to the list. Join professional choir VocalEssence Ensemble Singers as they reimagine Dylan in The Times They Are A-Changin’: The Words and Music of Bob Dylan, commissioned in honor of his 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature and arranged by Steve Hackman. Kick back and hear Dylan’s music like it’s the first time. Each concert will…

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May 2022

CONCERT: Satan’s Fall

May 8 @ 4:00 pm - 5:45 pm
Central Lutheran Church, 333 South 12th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55404 United States
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$20 – $40
Stewart Copeland

Legendary rock drummer and film composer Stewart Copeland imagines John Milton's epic poem "Paradise Lost" Celebrated tenor Nathan Granner and dexterous soprano Jamie Chamberlin join VocalEssence Chorus and Ensemble Singers, with stage direction by Peter Rothstein of Theater Latté Da to tell the story of creation through the voices of composers across time and cultures, culminating in the regional premiere of “Satan’s Fall,” a new composition by Stewart Copeland. The composer, Stewart Copeland, will be in attendance and will join…

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VocalEssence Gala 2022

May 15 @ 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Hilton Minneapolis, 1001 Marquette Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN 55403 United States
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VocalEssence Singers Of This Age member shaking hand of a Gala attendee

Save the date for the VocalEssence Gala: Celebration of Song on the evening of Sunday, May 15, 2022! Stay tuned for more details on the event, where we are thrilled to be able to return to in-person celebrating to benefit the VocalEssence Learning & Engagement Programs. See below for more details. Event Sponsorships & TABLE HOSTS Click here to learn about event sponsorship and table host opportunities. Auction Donations The VocalEssence Gala offers a unique and entertaining auction featuring one-of-a-kind experiences,…

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