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Cocktails & Cabaret Fundraiser to Support Arts Education

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COCKTAILS & CABARET FUNDRAISER TO SUPPORT ARTS EDUCATION Twin Cities choral group, VocalEssence, celebrates Nov. 18 at the Metropolitan   MINNEAPOLIS—Philip Brunelle, artistic director and founder of celebrated Twin Cities choral ensemble VocalEssence, will put down his conductor’s baton and take his place at the piano for the non-profit’s annual Cocktails &…  Read More

Cocktails & Cabaret Fundraiser to Support Arts Education

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COCKTAILS & CABARET FUNDRAISER TO SUPPORT ARTS EDUCATION Twin Cities choral group, VocalEssence, celebrates Nov. 18 at the Metropolitan   MINNEAPOLIS—Philip Brunelle, artistic director and founder of celebrated Twin Cities choral ensemble VocalEssence, will put down his conductor’s baton and take his place at the piano for the non-profit’s annual Cocktails &…  Read More

Second performance by Cuban choir added to VocalEssence Concert Season

(Minneapolis – July 31, 2012) — On Saturday, November 10 (8 pm) VocalEssence will present Cuba’s foremost chorus, Schola Cantorum Coralina, at House of Hope Presbyterian Church in St. Paul. Already known and beloved world-wide, this appearance marks their United States debut. Due to demand for this highly anticipated concert, VocalEssence has added a second…  Read More

Pioneer Press: VocalEssence has guests Shelby, Dessa and Sounds of Blackness

  Longtime WCCO-TV news anchor Don Shelby, Grammy-winning ensemble Sounds of Blackness and budding hip-hop star Dessa are among the special guests set for VocalEssence’s newly announced 46th season. “Music is a living art, and this year we’re going to not only explore legendary musical styles and pieces — the people, places and things that…  Read More

Dec. 11 Concert Cancelled – UPDATE

Due to weather conditions, the Saturday December 11 performance of Welcome Christmas was cancelled. Patrons holding tickets for the December 11th performance of Welcome Christmas may exchange their tickets for one of our remaining 2010-2011 Season concerts. For more information or to make your exchange, please contact the box office at 612-371-5656. If you would…  Read More

2-11-08: VocalEssence presents Duke Ellington’s music for the whole family

Capsule: WITNESS Community Concert: Duke Ellington on the Air Sunday, February 24, 2008, pm Hopkins High School Auditorium, 2400 Lindbergh Drive, Minnetonka, MN Tickets: $12 adults, $8 children 17 and younger Seating is general admission, all ages are welcome. To order: 612-624-2345 or ww.vocalessence.org MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (February 11, 2008) — Every year since 1991, conductor…  Read More

Minnesota Student Choirs to Sing Original Music in World Premiere

Updated: 05/17/2014 12:09 PM Created: 05/16/2014 3:40 PM KSTP.com By: Naomi Pescovitz http://kstp.com/article/stories/S3438817.shtml Young singers around the metro are tuning up their voices for a musical world premiere at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts. On Tuesday, seven local student choirs will perform pieces written for them by composers from Mexico City. Those composers…  Read More

MInnPost: Minnesotans win major arts awards; St. Paul Art Crawl begins

By Pamela Espeland | 04/25/14 Tonight: MinnRoast,  MinnPost’s annual whoop-de-do and fundraiser features headliner Lizz Winstead (co-creator of “The Daily Show”) and willing participants Gov. Mark Dayton, Sen. Al Franken, Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges, U of M President Eric Kaler, vocalist Erin Schwab, Tesfa Wondemagegnehu and VocalEssence, K-TWIN’s B.T., former state Sen. Amy Koch, and…  Read More

What sweeter music: A Rutter premiere

VocalEssence uses its connections to get the U.S. premiere of a new John Rutter carol. Philip Brunelle’s connections frequently pay off for Twin Cities audiences. Brunelle’s old buddy John Rutter had written a new Christmas carol for an English audience. In a phone conversation, Brunelle suggested that VocalEssence give the piece its U.S. premiere. “I…  Read More

Pioneer Press: VocalEssence sings us into the Christmas season

By Rob Hubbard Special to the Pioneer Press Getting into the Christmas spirit was easy Saturday night. Outside the windows of the Colonial Church of Edina, big fluffy flakes wafted toward the ground, blanketing the spire of the very New England-esque structure and the rolling hills of the park across the street. And, inside the…  Read More