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OLLI CLASS: Singing the World Awake

May 11 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

This program will explore styles of singing from around the world. With special guest Moira Smiley, renowned folk singer, VocalEssence artistic director Philip Brunelle will engage the audience as they explore oral traditions of singing from various parts of the world. It promises to be a lively and fascinating journey through the world of song!…  Read More

Poet Joe Davis is ‘Reawakening Love’

Cathy Wurzer and Melissa Townsend Minnesota Now, MPR | February 22, 2023 Artist Joe Davis gives a spoken word performance during the 37th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Celebration: Building Black Wealth event on Jan. 16. Tim Evans for MPR News Minneapolis-based artist, speaker and educator Joe Davis is having a breakout year. He tours…  Read More

Weekend Picks: Celebrate Black History Month in song and essays; a night in Havana; and more

By Sheila Regan MinnPost | February 23, 2023 A world of Twin Cities art and culture awaits this weekend after the snowstorm. VocalEssence celebrates Black History Month with Joe Davis and The New Renaissance, in the choral performance, “WITNESS: Reawakening Love.”   Snowstorm? What snowstorm? After this madness has passed, the world of Twin…  Read More

Critics’ picks: The 11 best things to do and see in the Twin Cities this week

By Star Tribune Staff Star Tribune | February 23, 2023 Critics’ picks for entertainment in the week ahead. Muse & Evanescence Minneapolis is the second stop on a tour that kicks off Saturday in Chicago, so it’s impossible to say what the arty, Rush-channeling British rockers in Muse will have up their sleeves. Their…  Read More

Joe Davis and G. Phillip Shoultz, III Interviewed on WCCO

A.J. Hilton and Heather Brown interview G. Phillip Shoultz, III and Joe Davis on WCCO On Monday, February 20, Joe Davis, artist, and G. Phillip Shoultz, III, associate artistic director were interviewed on WCCO. They shared information about the collaboration between Joe Davis and VocalEssence and what to expect at WITNESS: Reawakening Love on Saturday,…  Read More

VocalEssence Strategic Plan 2022-2025

VocalEssence celebrates singing as an essential human expression. Artistic quality, passion for singing together, and reputation for engaging people are hallmarks of our impact. As our community changes, we have developed this strategic plan to address our future in three key areas, keeping singing together at the center of our work.

VocalEssence Annual Report 2021-2022

“INSPIRED”—was the word used most frequently by patrons to describe their engagement with VocalEssence during the 2021-2022 season. Inspiration was at the center of everything we did this year: Our Chorus and Ensemble Singers were inspired to return to singing in person at venues ranging from Orchestra Hall to the Historic Holmes Theatre in Detroit…

2021-2022 Supporters

VocalEssence is blessed to have so many committed supporters. Thank you for all that you do to keep our community singing! Although we make every effort to ensure that our Honor Roll list is accurate and complete, we are capable of error. Please let us know if your name does not appear the way you…

Joe Davis with an orange background, Photo Credit: Ryan Stopera

WITNESS: Reawakening Love Digital Concert Program

FEATURING: Joe Davis and The Poetic Diaspora VocalEssence Chorus VocalEssence Ensemble Singers VocalEssence Singers Of This Age VocalEssence Vintage Voices Kristianna Marks, soprano soloist Mary Jo Gothmann, piano Philip Brunelle, conductor G . Phillip Shoultz, III, conductor