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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

VocalEssence gathers 300 voices for Dove oratorio

REVIEW: For its 45th-season opener, Sunday afternoon at Central Lutheran in Minneapolis. VocalEssence went big with composer Jonathan Dove’s “There Was A Child.” For its 45th-season opener, Sunday afternoon at Central Lutheran in Minneapolis. VocalEssence went big. There was soprano Maria Jette, tenor Dan Dressen, the St. Olaf Choir and Northfield Youth Choirs, more than…  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