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December 2021

CONCERT: Bach’s Christmas Oratorio

Dec 3, 2021 @ 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

THIS CONCERT IS SOLD OUT. 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…

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CONCERT: Welcome Christmas 2021, Minneapolis 4 PM

Dec 11, 2021 @ 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

Advance ticket sales for this concert are now closed. Tickets are still available and can be purchased at the door beginning at 3PM. 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,…

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CONCERT: Welcome Christmas 2021, Minneapolis 7:30 PM

Dec 11, 2021 @ 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

Advance ticket sales for this concert are now closed. Tickets are still available and can be purchased at the door beginning at 6:30PM. 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,…

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CONCERT: Welcome Christmas 2021, Roseville

Dec 12, 2021 @ 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

Advance ticket sales for this concert are now closed. Tickets are still available and can be purchased at the door beginning at 3PM. 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,…

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February 2022

CANCELED: 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

This concert is canceled VocalEssence is canceling the February 28 performance with The Aeolians of Oakwood University at North High School in Minneapolis in an effort to limit exposure to the high levels of community spread of the coronavirus variant. The Aeolians will still be with us for WITNESS: Rejoice! on Sunday, March 6 at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis. And we encourage you to join us as The Aeolians will perform a 40 minute solo set and join with the…

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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!

TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE! 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…

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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 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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