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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 VocalEssence 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 open with…

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TOUR: Bob Dylan Revisited Tour, Grand Rapids, MN

Apr 2, 2022 @ 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 VocalEssence 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 open with…

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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

ADVANCE TICKET SALES FOR THIS CONCERT ARE NOW CLOSED. TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE AND CAN BE PURCHASED AT THE DOOR BEGINNING AT 3PM. 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,…

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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 VocalEssence 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 open with…

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May 2022

Community Sing with Stewart Copeland

May 7, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Huntington® Bank Rotunda at Mall of America, 60 E Broadway
Bloomington, MN 55425 United States
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Together we sing THE music of The Police Join legendary rock drummer Stewart Copeland along with VocalEssence conductors, Philip Brunelle and G. Phillip Shoultz, III, as they lead a sing along featuring music of The Police including the following favorites: Every Breath You Take, Don’t Stand So Close To Me, and Message in a Bottle. Copeland won’t be on the drum set this time, but he’ll help introduce us to some of your favorite hits from one of your favorite bands. Bring your…

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Pre-Concert Talk: Satan’s Fall

May 8, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Central Lutheran Church, 333 South 12th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55404 United States
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Satan falling with clouds and beams of light

Join us for a concert conversation with composer Stewart Copeland and Artistic Director and Founder Philip Brunelle.

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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
Stewart Copeland

ADVANCE TICKET SALES FOR THIS CONCERT ARE NOW CLOSED. TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE AND CAN BE PURCHASED AT THE DOOR BEGINNING AT 2:30 PM. Legendary rock drummer and film composer Stewart Copeland imagines John Milton's epic poem "Paradise Lost" Join the VocalEssence Chorus, Ensemble Singers and Orchestra, along with celebrated tenor Nathan Granner and dexterous soprano Jamie Chamberlin, in the regional premiere of “Satan’s Fall,” a new composition by Stewart Copeland. The work, based on Milton’s "Paradise Lost," tells the…

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June 2022

CONCERT: Sabathani Vintage Voices

Jun 9, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sabathani Community Center Auditorium, 310 East 38th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55409 United States
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Image of Sabathani Vintage Voices Singers, photo credit: Kyndell Harkness

THE Sabathani vintage voices PRESENT "SO MANY REASONS TO REJOICE!" The Sabathani Vintage Voices will perform a spring concert centered around the theme of "So Many Reasons to Rejoice!" The singers will share messages of hope for the future and celebrate our resilience in overcoming the many hardships brought on by the COVID-19 and racial pandemics impacting our communities. Through song and spoken word, the singers will inspire our audience to share love and peace with one another as we…

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September 2022

VocalEssence Gala 2022

Sep 24, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 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 Saturday, September 24, 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. Silent Auction Bidding in the online auction is now open! CLICK the button…

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October 2022

OLLI CLASS: The Mendelssohns

Oct 13, 2022 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Plymouth Congregational Church, 1919 LaSalle Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403 United States

VocalEssence is opening its 54th season with the music of Felix Mendelssohn and his equally talented, but lesser known sister, Fanny. Join Philip Brunelle and special guest soloists, Maria Jette and Nicholas Chalmers as they present excerpts of music of both Felix and Fanny Mendelssohn that will be featured at The Mendelssohns concert. In order to sign up for this session, you must be a member of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Click the button below to learn more and…

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CONCERT: The Mendelssohns

Oct 15, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Benson Great Hall, Bethel University, 3900 Bethel Dr
Arden Hills, MN 55112 United States
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$25 – $45
Members of VocalEssence holding black folders and singing with orchestra musicians in front of organ pipes with screen featuring VocalEssence logo in the upper left corner
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November 2022

CONCERT: Montserrat Boy Choir

Nov 11, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Basilica of Saint Mary, 1600 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403 United States
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$25 – $45
Montserrat Boy Choir members in cassocks singing
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VINTAGE VOICES: Sabathani Vintage Voices Fall Concert

Nov 17, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sabathani Community Center Auditorium, 310 East 38th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55409 United States
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Free
VocalEssence Vintage Voices 2, photo credit Kyndell Harkness

Come and experience the sounds of the Sabathani Vintage Voices of the Sabathani Senior Center in No Place Like Home!, an exciting and heartfelt program of songs and spoken word that remind us of the special places in our lives. Free and open to the public. Sabathani Community Center, Inc. Senior Center is a partner of the VocalEssence Vintage Voices program, an exciting choral program that integrates the arts into the everyday lives of older adults by fostering the creation of choirs…

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December 2022

CONCERT: Welcome Christmas 2022, Minneapolis 7:30 PM

Dec 10, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Northrop, University of Minnesota, 84 Church St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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VocalEssence Chorus members holding black folders and singing with a Christmas tree decorated with lights and blue ornaments in the background
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CONCERT: Welcome Christmas 2022, Minneapolis 4 PM

Dec 11, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Northrop, University of Minnesota, 84 Church St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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VocalEssence Chorus members holding black folders and singing with a Christmas tree decorated with lights and blue ornaments in the background
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