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Classical MPR: VocalEssence celebrates the legendary Marian Anderson

by John Birge, Classical Minnesota Public Radio February 15, 2013 ST. PAUL, Minn. — Marian Anderson is twice a legend: classical singer, and civil rights icon. When Toscanini first heard Marian Anderson in 1935, he said: “A voice like hers is heard only once in a hundred years.” But four years later, she was forbidden…  Read More

2013 VocalEssence “WITNESS: Marian Anderson” concert celebrates Black History Month with Music, Theater

News ReleaseContact: Becky Bailey or Katrina Vander Kooi612-309-7149 or Order WITNESS Concert Tickets Download High Res Photos MINNEAPOLIS, MN (Nov. 21, 2012) — VocalEssence is proudly continuing its rich 23-year tradition of celebrating diversity and honoring African American artists with its popular WITNESS program.  This year VocalEssence celebrates the inspiring story of musical…  Read More