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VocalEssence Announces New Board Members

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jennifer Weismann 612-716-0556  VOCALESSENCE ANNOUNCES NEW BOARD MEMBERS New board members; new officers and committee chairs to guide Twin Cities choral organization through 2020-21 season Click here for photos: MINNEAPOLIS — JULY 28, 2020 — VocalEssence is announcing new board members as well as new officers and committee chairs…  Read More

VocalEssence Receives CARES PPP Loan

VocalEssence is pleased to share with you that we have been accepted into the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), established by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). The Paycheck Protection Program is a loan designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll. Supported by…  Read More

For 30 years, VocalEssence’s ‘Witness’ program has celebrated black music

By Terry Blain | Special to the Star Tribune Published: FEBRUARY 18, 2020 — 10:57AM For 30 years, VocalEssence’s program has celebrated African-American music and creativity. By Terry Blain Special to the Star Tribune FEBRUARY 18, 2020 — 10:57AM G. Phillip Shoultz III brings the Witness program to 40 schools each year. “Thirty years ago,…  Read More

Twin Cities Ensembles Offer Christmas Concerts in Rochester

by Tom Weber | PostBulletin Published: December 10, 2019, The Rose Ensemble will perform a concert of early American music Saturday in Rochester. (Contributed photo) Two of Minnesota’s iconic music groups, the Rose Ensemble and VocalEssence, will perform back-to-back holiday concerts this weekend in Rochester. In the case of the Rose Ensemble, which…  Read More

VocalEssence Singers Of This Age Kick Off Summer Tour with Local Concert

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jennifer Weismann 612-716-0556 VOCALESSENCE SINGERS OF THIS AGE KICK OFF SUMMER TOUR WITH LOCAL CONCERT Before Chicago trip, diverse youth choir perform at Augsburg University—May 30 MINNEAPOLIS — December 17, 2019 — The VocalEssence Singers of This Age, or VESOTA, are taking the show on the road with the VESOTA…  Read More

Review: VocalEssence ably enhances the choral carol canon

By ROB HUBBARD | Special to the Pioneer Press PUBLISHED: December 8, 2019 at 4:35 pm | UPDATED: December 8, 2019 at 5:18 pm Link to article can be found here. Big and intimate. Traditional and fresh. These are the paradoxes with which the singers of VocalEssence wrestle. While 143 voices unite when their two main choirs combine, they’re often…  Read More

VocalEssence ReMix Welcomes Four Composers

Our VocalEssence ReMix program has a new look this season thanks to creative visioning that challenges our young composers to write new works for our Ensemble Singers, Vintage Voices, and Singers Of This Age as separate and collaborative ensembles. We are delighted to introduce you to our four ReMix composers: Chris Wallace, Kelly Krebs, Bex…  Read More

Twin Cities Students Come Together To Sing—Bilingually! at the VocalEssence ¡Cantaré! Community Concert

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jennifer Weismann 612-716-0556 TWIN CITIES STUDENTS COME TOGETHER TO SING—BILINGUALLY! AT THE VOCALESSENCE ¡CANTARÉ! COMMUNITY CONCERT Cultural and artistic residency ends in celebration of song at the Ordway—May 21     MINNEAPOLIS—October 21, 2019—Song has the power to unite, and students in the Twin Cities will come together to sing and…  Read More

Celebrate Musical Siblings Felix and Fanny with VocalEssence Event—“THE MENDELSSOHNS”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jennifer Weismann 612-716-0556 CELEBRATE MUSICAL SIBLINGS FELIX AND FANNY WITH VOCALESSENCE EVENT—“THE MENDELSSOHNS” Two prolific Romantic-era composers, one extraordinary program of music — April 4, 2020 MINNEAPOLIS—October 21, 2019—This spring, VocalEssence will feature compositions by siblings Felix Mendelssohn and Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel side by side in a single program, The Mendelssohns.…  Read More

Fans of “Moana” Can Take a Tropical Winter Break with VocalEssence for Costumed Sing-Along Fun!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jennifer Weismann 612-716-0556 FANS OF “MOANA” CAN TAKE A TROPICAL WINTER BREAK WITH VOCALESSENCE FOR COSTUMED SING-ALONG FUN! The VocalEssence youth choir—Singers Of This Age—will lead sing-along movie screening of the hit Disney film at the American Swedish Institute—Feb. 1     MINNEAPOLIS—October 21, 2019—The American Swedish Institute and VocalEssence are…  Read More