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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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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

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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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. Feel the driving rhythm of the voices in this oratorio inspired 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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