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Sponsor a Seat for just $25

Who is your inspiration? On February 24, 3,462 students from 34 schools will hear our radically diverse youth choir VocalEssence Singers Of This Age at the WITNESS Young People’s Concerts. But here is the catch… In order to make the concerts possible for all, we need to raise $25 per student. Sponsor a seat (or two)…  Read More

Celebrate our 125th Anniversary with Music from Norway’s Top Composer

Sons of Norway Blog | October 10th, 2019​​​​​​​ As part of the celebration for our upcoming 125th Anniversary in 2020, Sons of Norway has commissioned a musical work from renowned Norwegian composer Kim Andre Arneson. Just in time for Christmas, this new work will have its world premiere in a series of four performances in…  Read More

Postcards from Mexico-Day 5

THURSDAY 8/29/2019 COLORES   It is such a pleasure to sing with the Coro and Orquesta de Mineria. For starters, they are kind and warm and hilarious. But also, the colors in their voices. Tonight, I asked my seatmate Roxanne if she heard a difference in the vocal colors of the American and Mexican singers.…  Read More

VocalEssence 50th Season Annual Meeting

What a year! After a successful 50th season, we took a moment to pause and reflect on our accomplishments with those near and dear to us. On May 9, 2019, 80 people representing a broad slice of the VocalEssence community—members of our board, staff, choirs, donors, patrons, volunteers, and advisory councils—came together to share in the…  Read More

50th Anniversary Season Highlights

In the Beginning by Aaron Copland Click here to download song When Music Sounds by John Rutter Click here to download song Daniel, Daniel, Servant of the Lord by Undine Smith Moore Click here to download song Don’t You Let Nobody arr. Kevin Johnson Click here to download song Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright by…  Read More

Enter to win a $50 Target Gift Card

Thank you for sharing your voice!  To be entered into the drawing to win a $50 Target Gift Card please fill out the form below. Name: Email: Phone:   NOTE: Contact information will only be used to notify the winner of the drawing. Contact Information

VocalEssence’s 51st season includes family concerts, festivals and a ‘Moana’ singalong

By Ross Raihala | | Pioneer Press February 25, 2019 at 7:00 am A “Moana” movie singalong, the addition of a second Witness concert and a celebration of the music of Felix and Fanny Mendelssohn are on tap for VocalEssence’s newly announced 51st season. Season tickets are on sale now. Single tickets go on sale Aug. 5.…  Read More


Jessica Armbruster City Pages  Friday, January 18, 2019 Check out all this free stuff happening this weekend. SATURDAY: Together We Sing Festival A celebration of MLK weekend featuring VocalEssence, Mila Vocal Ensemble, G. Phillip Shoultz III, and Cameroon Choir, with community building, breakout sessions with teaching artists, and a service project benefitting Ujamaa Place. Registration…  Read More