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VocalEssence On Instagram Archive – March 2020

Musical Moments with Philip Brunelle – March 31, 2020 – Carol Barnett MUSICAL MOMENTS WITH PHILIP BRUNELLE – MARCH 30, 2020 – Peter Schickele/P.D.Q. Bach   VocalEssence was featured this morning on WCCO for our efforts in sharing hope through…  Read more »

Virtual entertainment picks: Huge Theater, VocalEssence, musician’s benefit

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MAY 7, 2020 — 10:58AM https://www.startribune.com/virtual-entertainment-picks-huge-theater-vocalessence-musician-s-benefit/570274862/ VocalEssence Virtual Projects Ongoing: Leave it to ever-enterprising Philip Brunelle, founder of the Twin Cities ensemble VocalEssence, to provide some pandemic music even without his award-winning choir. Every weekday at noon, he offers a…  Read more »

Bob Dylan Revisited Tour Promotional Materials

Below are assets to help you promote the VocalEssence Bob Dylan Revisited Tour. If you have questions, please contact Katrina Wallmeyer (katrina@vocalessence.org). Information about the performance Bob Dylan’s timeless music has been covered by everyone from Jimi Hendrix to the…  Read more »

Memories from Conductors – April 2020

We asked Artistic Director Philip Brunelle what past concert brings him joy during this topsy turvy time and below is his response. “Obviously, out of hundreds of concerts it is difficult for me to select one concert—but I would choose…  Read more »

Feeling Fine with the Fine Arts: 6 Shows to Livestream

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Ballet dancers, jazz musicians, the Minnesota Orchestra, VocalEssence—they’re keeping us entertained and themselves in good shape By Erik Tormoen https://www.minnesotamonthly.com/arts-entertainment/feeling-fine-with-the-fine-arts-6-ways-to-enjoy-online/ G. Phillip Shoultz III, conductor of the Twin Cities’ VocalEssence choral ensemble, sits at a piano, belting Ella Fitzgerald’s “Blue Skies,”…  Read more »

COVID-19 Update – March 25, 2020

Our thoughts are with you and your families as we write this. While VocalEssence is physically distancing, we continue to look for ways to use the healing power of music to socially connect and keep people thinking positively. We encourage regular visits…  Read more »

Best of the Week (Feb. 16-23): Tove Lo, Joe Henry, ‘Gotta Dance,’ Raphael Saadiq, VocalEssence, winter fest, more

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Multiple authors | Star Tribune February 14, 2020 – 11:10 PM: http://www.startribune.com/best-of-the-week-feb-16-23-tove-lo-joe-henry-gotta-dance-raphael-saadiq-vocalessence-winter-fest-more/567872132/ Behold Lo Like a raunchier and rowdier version of her fellow Swedish export Robyn, electro-pop singer Tove Lo has made a bigger splash in dance clubs and viral…  Read more »

Best Classical Music of the Decade-Star Tribune

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By Terry Blain | Star Tribune Published: December 26, 2019 http://www.startribune.com/best-of-the-decade/566133041/?refresh=true#classical 10. “Candide” 2019-Philip Brunelle’s Vocal­Essence turned 50 with a joyful take on Bernstein’s operetta, brilliantly re-imagined as a 1930s radio broadcast by Peter Rothstein. 9. It’s Raining Grammys-Discs of…  Read more »

The 10 concerts that shone brightest in 2019 on Minnesota’s classical scene

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By Terry Blain | Star Tribune Published: December 20, 2019 — 8:20AM http://www.startribune.com/the-10-concerts-that-shone-brightest-in-2019-on-minnesota-s-classical-scene/566373282/ 1. “Candide,” VocalEssence, March 21: Leonard Bernstein’s Voltaire operetta is tough to stage, but Theater Latté Da’s Peter Rothstein recast it brilliantly as a 1930s radio broadcast. VocalEssence…  Read more »

Nice to see you! What did you think?

Dear Friend, Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonder last weekend. If you already completed the survey, thank you! If not would you take a few minutes to give us some feedback? VocalEssence staff extensively study the responses in…  Read more »

Nice to see you! What did you think?

Dear Friend, Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonder last weekend. If you already completed the survey, thank you! If not, would you take a few minutes to give us some feedback? VocalEssence staff extensively study the responses in…  Read more »

Holiday Arts Guide 2019: Classical music has many flavors of the sounds of the season

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By ROB HUBBARD | Special to the Pioneer Press PUBLISHED: November 25, 2019 at 12:37 pm | UPDATED: November 25, 2019 at 6:37 pm https://www.twincities.com/2019/11/25/holiday-arts-guide-2019-classical-music-has-many-flavors-of-the-sounds-of-the-season/ Not one “Messiah,” but a few, including a bilingual version. Holiday fare sung in sweet harmony by ensembles of various…  Read more »

A hot debut and a Bach alternative to ‘Messiah’: The week’s best classical concerts

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By Terry Blain | Star Tribune Published: December 1, 2019 — 2:00PM http://www.startribune.com/a-hot-debut-and-a-bach-alternative-to-messiah-the-week-s-best-classical-concerts/565610352/ Alt-Bach Christmas inevitably means “Messiah,” and this week’s Minnesota Orchestra performances will please those who like an annual dose of Handel’s masterpiece. For a refreshing alternative, why…  Read more »

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