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Celebrate the Season with Bach’s Christmas Oratorio at the Basilica

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   CONTACTS:   Jennifer Weismann   612-716-0556     Randi Ericksen  612-440-6219 CELEBRATE THE SEASON WITH BACH’S CHRISTMAS ORATORIO AT THE BASILICA  VocalEssence and The Bach Society of Minnesota team up to perform holiday masterwork—December 3  MINNEAPOLIS—September 17, 2021—The VocalEssence Ensemble Singers and the Bach Society of Minnesota (BSM) will collaborate on a concert performance of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio in a stunning setting, at…  Read More

VocalEssence Returns to In-Person Performance with Music and Dance for the First Concert of Season, ‘Hope Lives Here’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  CONTACT:  Jennifer Weismann  612-716-0556  VOCALESSENCE RETURNS TO IN-PERSON PERFORMANCE WITH MUSIC AND DANCE FOR THE FIRST CONCERT OF SEASON, ‘HOPE LIVES HERE’  Premiere of newly choreographed works of Bernstein and Piazzolla from Minnesota Dance Theatre and world premiere from young talent Gabriel Kahane welcome audiences back to Orchestra Hall—Sat, Oct. 16 MINNEAPOLIS—August 2,…  Read More

VocalEssence and Famed Rock Drummer Stewart Copeland of the Police Present Paradise Lost-Inspired Oratorio “Satan’s Fall”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jennifer Weismann 612-716-0556 VOCALESSENCE AND FAMED ROCK DRUMMER STEWART COPELAND OF THE POLICE PRESENT PARADISE LOST-INSPIRED ORATORIO “SATAN’S FALL” Regional premiere at Central Lutheran Church in Minneapolis—May 8 MINNEAPOLIS—March 31, 2021—VocalEssence will present the regional premiere of Satan’s Fall, the choral work composed by famed British rock drummer Stewart Copeland and…  Read More

Diverse High School Choir VocalEssence Singers Of This Age Celebrate Community in “Choosing Love” Concert

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jennifer Weismann 612-716-0556 DIVERSE HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR VOCALESSENCE SINGERS OF THIS AGE CELEBRATE COMMUNITY IN “CHOOSING LOVE” CONCERT Young singers with uplifting message of acceptance perform at the Ordway in St Paul, April 24 MINNEAPOLIS—March 31, 2022—Reimagining our community as a beloved source of acceptance, affirmation, and love for every…  Read More

VocalEssence to Present Livestream Sing Along and Concert to Honor Black Fathers and Families This Father’s Day

MEDIA ALERT: INTERVIEW/PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITY Jennifer Weismann 612-716-0556 PRESS PHOTOS: VOCALESSENCE TO PRESENT LIVESTREAM SING ALONG AND CONCERT TO HONOR BLACK FATHERS AND FAMILIES THIS FATHER’S DAY Associate Conductor G. Phillip Shoultz, III curates livestream benefit with a lineup of guest song-leaders and premiere performances by Black musicians from across the United States WHAT: This…  Read More

VocalEssence Singers Of This Age Kick Off Summer Tour with Local Concert

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jennifer Weismann 612-716-0556 VOCALESSENCE SINGERS OF THIS AGE KICK OFF SUMMER TOUR WITH LOCAL CONCERT Before Chicago trip, diverse youth choir perform at Augsburg University—May 30 MINNEAPOLIS — December 17, 2019 — The VocalEssence Singers of This Age, or VESOTA, are taking the show on the road with the VESOTA…  Read More

Twin Cities Students Come Together To Sing—Bilingually! at the VocalEssence ¡Cantaré! Community Concert

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jennifer Weismann 612-716-0556 TWIN CITIES STUDENTS COME TOGETHER TO SING—BILINGUALLY! AT THE VOCALESSENCE ¡CANTARÉ! COMMUNITY CONCERT Cultural and artistic residency ends in celebration of song at the Ordway—May 21     MINNEAPOLIS—October 21, 2019—Song has the power to unite, and students in the Twin Cities will come together to sing and…  Read More

Celebrate Musical Siblings Felix and Fanny with VocalEssence Event—“THE MENDELSSOHNS”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jennifer Weismann 612-716-0556 CELEBRATE MUSICAL SIBLINGS FELIX AND FANNY WITH VOCALESSENCE EVENT—“THE MENDELSSOHNS” Two prolific Romantic-era composers, one extraordinary program of music — April 4, 2020 MINNEAPOLIS—October 21, 2019—This spring, VocalEssence will feature compositions by siblings Felix Mendelssohn and Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel side by side in a single program, The Mendelssohns.…  Read More

Fans of “Moana” Can Take a Tropical Winter Break with VocalEssence for Costumed Sing-Along Fun!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jennifer Weismann 612-716-0556 FANS OF “MOANA” CAN TAKE A TROPICAL WINTER BREAK WITH VOCALESSENCE FOR COSTUMED SING-ALONG FUN! The VocalEssence youth choir—Singers Of This Age—will lead sing-along movie screening of the hit Disney film at the American Swedish Institute—Feb. 1     MINNEAPOLIS—October 21, 2019—The American Swedish Institute and VocalEssence are…  Read More

Honor the Musical Foundations that Gave Rise to 30 Years of Song with Deep Roots

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jennifer Weismann 612-716-0556 HONOR THE MUSICAL FOUNDATIONS THAT GAVE RISE TO 30 YEARS OF SONG WITH DEEP ROOTS A galaxy of incredible artists and a special 30th Anniversary Community Choir will join the VocalEssence Chorus & Ensemble Singers and VocalEssence Singers Of This Age—Feb. 23 at Orchestra Hall             …  Read More

VocalEssence Says ‘God Jul!’ To All As Christmas Concerts Go Nordic

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jennifer Weismann 612-716-0556 VOCALESSENCE SAYS ‘GOD JUL!’ TO ALL AS CHRISTMAS CONCERTS GO NORDIC Carols from Sweden, Finland, and Norway star in this year’s Welcome Christmas program, including a world premiere from Norwegian composer Kim André Arnesen MINNEAPOLIS — July 30, 2019 — The Welcome Christmas concerts from the VocalEssence…  Read More

Calling All Clappers, Stompers, And Snow Angel-Makers! Sing & Craft with VocalEssence at Holiday Family Event-“Winter Wonder”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jennifer Weismann 612-716-0556 CALLING ALL CLAPPERS, STOMPERS, AND SNOW ANGEL-MAKERS! SING & CRAFT WITH VOCALESSENCE AT HOLIDAY FAMILY EVENT — “WINTER WONDER” The holiday show returns to Mia with a new name and more times!—Dec. 14 MINNEAPOLIS— June 26, 2019—VocalEssence is so eager to share the joy of holiday singing…  Read More

Set Your Soul Free with VocalEssence WITNESS: What a Mighty God

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jennifer Weismann 612-716-0556 SET YOUR SOUL FREE WITH VOCALESSENCE WITNESS: WHAT A MIGHTY GOD Spirituals are in the spotlight as the VocalEssence Chorus & Ensemble Singers welcome Dr. André Thomas, NaGuanda Nobles, and Christian Mark Gibbs—November 17    MINNEAPOLIS — June 26, 2019 — VocalEssence is honoring the tradition of…  Read More

VocalEssence Family Series Returns with Tales & Tunes at the American Swedish Institute

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jennifer Weismann 612-716-0556 VOCALESSENCE FAMILY SERIES RETURNS WITH TALES & TUNES AT THE AMERICAN SWEDISH INSTITUTE Musical storytime event for families includes sing-alongs, lullabies, and crafts—Sept. 28 MINNEAPOLIS — June 26, 2019— Families with young children will have a chance to enjoy a creative morning of singing, reading, and listening,…  Read More

VocalEssence Ensemble Singers Channel the Celestial in ‘Divine Light’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jennifer Weismann 612-716-0556 VOCALESSENCE ENSEMBLE SINGERS CHANNEL THE CELESTIAL IN ‘DIVINE LIGHT’ The Minneapolis-based choral ensemble, joined by Ruggero Allifranchini on violin, presents two concerts at the historic Summit Center in St. Paul — Sunday, Oct. 13         MINNEAPOLIS — June 26, 2019 — The VocalEssence Ensemble Singers,…  Read More