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August 2021

Subscribe: VocalEssence 2021-2022 Season

Aug 23 @ 10:00 am - Dec 13 @ 8:00 am
Many singers on stage

MUSIC Moves Us Subscribe and join VocalEssence for an exuberant return to the concert hall for our 2021-2022 Season as we explore the ways music moves us. From partnerships with Minnesota Dance Theatre, Bach Society of Minnesota, and The Aeolians of Oakwood University to thrilling premieres of works by Stewart Copeland of British hitmakers The Police and rising star Gabriel Kahane, this season gives us many reasons to rejoice—together! Concert Series Subscribers save 30% over single tickets, and you can select any…

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October 2021

CONCERT: Hope Lives Here

Oct 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Orchestra Hall, 1111 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, 55403 United States
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$10 – $40
Dancer in beams of light

Reflect and be reassured in the promise of hope for the future Join the VocalEssence Chorus, Ensemble Singers, and Singers Of This Age, Minnesota Dance Theatre, and a chamber instrumental ensemble in an exuberant return to Orchestra Hall. Reflect on our journey through the pandemic and be reassured in the promise of hope for the future as we experience a fresh interpretation of Leonard Bernstein’s “Chichester Psalms,” juxtaposed with Astor Piazzolla’s tango-infused tribute to Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, “Las Cuatro Estaciones…

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December 2021

CONCERT: Bach’s Christmas Oratorio

Dec 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Basilica of Saint Mary, 1600 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403 United States
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$20 – $40
Violin in front of sheet music with pine, red berries, and red ornaments

Experience the greatest musical Christmas story of all time “Shout for joy!” exclaims the choir, joined by timpani, trumpets, and the rest of the ensemble in the opening chorus of J.S. Bach’s Christmas Oratorio. Welcome the season with the VocalEssence Ensemble Singers and the Bach Society of Minnesota as we perform one of the greatest musical Christmas stories of all time. Nearly 300 years after its creation, Bach’s narrative recitatives, beautiful arias, solemn chorales, and magnificent choral writing prove more…

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CONCERT: Welcome Christmas 2021, Minneapolis 4 PM

Dec 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Plymouth Congregational Church, 1919 LaSalle Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403 United States
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$20 – $40
Silhouette of mother with stars

Revel in the mystery of the season through the depth of a mother’s love Experience the mystery of the season through a mother's eyes featuring the VocalEssence Chorus, Singers Of This Age, and members of the Ensemble Singers. José Maurício Nunes Garcia's exquisite setting of the Magnificat (Song of Mary) and selections by B.E. Boykin, Vicente Lusitano, and Zaniaida Robles shine alongside stories from modern day mothers and familiar carols transporting us to a place of deep love, exuberant joy,…

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CONCERT: Welcome Christmas 2021, Minneapolis 7:30 PM

Dec 11 @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Plymouth Congregational Church, 1919 LaSalle Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403 United States
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$20 – $40
Silhouette of mother with stars

Revel in the mystery of the season through the depth of a mother’s love Experience the mystery of the season through a mother's eyes featuring the VocalEssence Chorus, Singers Of This Age, and members of the Ensemble Singers. José Maurício Nunes Garcia's exquisite setting of the Magnificat (Song of Mary) and selections by B.E. Boykin, Vicente Lusitano, and Zaniaida Robles shine alongside stories from modern day mothers and familiar carols transporting us to a place of deep love, exuberant joy,…

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CONCERT: Welcome Christmas 2021, Roseville

Dec 12 @ 4:00 pm
Roseville Lutheran Church, 1215 Roselawn Ave. W.
Roseville, MN 55113 United States
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$20 – $30
Silhouette of mother with stars

Revel in the mystery of the season through the depth of a mother’s love Experience the mystery of the season through a mother's eyes featuring the VocalEssence Chorus, Singers Of This Age, and members of the Ensemble Singers. José Maurício Nunes Garcia's exquisite setting of the Magnificat (Song of Mary) and selections by B.E. Boykin, Vicente Lusitano, and Zaniaida Robles shine alongside stories from modern day mothers and familiar carols transporting us to a place of deep love, exuberant joy,…

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March 2022

CONCERT: WITNESS 2022: Rejoice!

Mar 6, 2022 @ 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, 2022 @ 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, 2022 @ 12:00 am
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, 2022 @ 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 several c0-created original works and is a culmination of a year of interactive workshops and conversations held…

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TOUR: Bob Dylan Revisited Tour, Red Wing, MN

Apr 30, 2022 @ 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, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:45 pm
Central Lutheran Church, 333 South 12th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55404 United States
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$20 – $40
Satan falling with clouds and beams of light

Journey to the dark side with a heavenly choir The VocalEssence Chorus and Ensemble Singers 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, drummer for British hitmakers The Police. Fell the driving rhythm of the voices in this oratorio inpspired by John Milton's epic poem "Paradise Lost" at Central Lutheran Church in Minneapolis. Celebrated tenor Nathan Granner and dexterous soprano…

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VocalEssence Gala 2022

May 15, 2022 @ 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 on the evening of May 15, 2022 for the next VocalEssence Gala! 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. If you are interested in helping to plan or sponsor this wonderful event, please contact Elissa Weller at 612-547-1452 or by email.

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