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CONCERT: Change Sings 2 PM

Apr 22, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Inspired by the work of Presidential inaugural poet, Amanda Gorman, Change Sings invites each of us to see ourselves as changemakers. Through singing, movement, spoken word, and visual art, the VocalEssence Singers Of This Age and guest artists will activate our imagination to inspire us into action. Change Sings features choral standards and co-created original works inspired…

VocalEssence Chorus members holding black folders and singing with a Christmas tree decorated with lights and blue ornaments in the background

CONCERT: Welcome Christmas 2022, Minneapolis 7:30 PM

Dec 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

VocalEssence is pulling out all the stops to ring in the season of wonder. Hear beloved carols you know and love featuring the joyous sounds of brass and percussion, the spectacular Northrop pipe organ, and—for the first time—all the VocalEssence singing forces together in concert. Bring your outdoor voice and join in a sing-along that…

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Subscribe: VocalEssence 2022-2023 Season

Jun 27, 2022 @ 8:00 am - Feb 24, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

SINGING THE WORLD AWAKE Subscribe and join VocalEssence for our 2022-2023 Season as we explore the power of singing. From familiar favorites to new standards, this season is sure to reawaken the joy that singing brings to all of us. Hear the centuries-old Montserrat Boy Choir from Spain in concert in the Midwest for the…

VocalEssence Singers Of This Age perform at Westminster Town Hall Forum

The VocalEssence Singers Of This Age were invited to perform at the second annual Arc Toward Justice program at the last Westminster Town Hall Forum of the season on Tuesday, May 24, 2022. The event featured Michele Norris and Yamiche Alcindor who discuss all that has happened in the two years since the murder of George Floyd. The…  Read More

Where in the World are the Conductors-May 2022

Philip Brunelle: With the conclusion of VocalEssence 53rd season and the completion of auditions for season 54, Artistic Director and Founder Philip Brunelle will be working on plans for the coming season as well as time to “attack” the filing of music and correspondence that awaits him! He is very pleased that this month his…  Read More

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Stewart Copeland, Of The Police, To Perform With VocalEssence

Heather Brown and Jason DeRusha WCCO | May 6, 2022 https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/video/6235733-stewart-copeland-of-the-police-to-perform-with-vocalessense/ WCCO talked with Copeland to find out how he is making a name for himself as a composer of choral works. To watch the interview, click on the video player below.

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Fall from Grace

  Click the button below to read the article, “Fall from Grace” by David Wordsworth, which appeared in the May 2022 edition of Choir & Organ. Read Article

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Sunday Sermons with Dan Barreiro

Dan is back giving the sermons ahead of game 4 between the Wild and Blues, drummer from ‘The Police’ Stewart Copeland joins off the top, and Russo Radio joins from St Louis to preview game 4. Click the player below to listen to the interview. (If you wish to skip directly to the interview, go…  Read More

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Stewart Copeland: interview with Jill Riley

by Jill Riley The Current | May 6, 2022 https://www.thecurrent.org/feature/2022/05/06/stewart-copeland-police-composer-vocalessence-interview-with-jill-riley Stewart Copeland rose to international renown for his work as a drummer for the innovative rock band, the Police. Beyond his work as a rock drummer, Copeland has also forged a successful career as a composer, creating music for films, television and the stage. He…  Read More

6 cool things in music include Placebo, Naomi Judd and Dee Dee Bridgewater

by Dawn Novak and Jim Bream Star Tribune | May 6, 2022 https://m.startribune.com/6-cool-things-in-music-charlap-placebo-naomi-judd-dee-dee-bridgewater-joy-oladukon-stewart-copeland/600170973/?clmob=y&c=n A half-dozen cool things in music, from two points of view: Dawn Novak of Electric Fetus: 1 Placebo, “Never Let Me Go.” I’ve been a fan of Placebo ever since their 1996 self-titled album. Their eighth studio album is a banger that shows these…  Read More

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VocalEssence Perform Choir Composition by The Police’s Stewart Copeland

by Steve Marsh Mpls.St.Paul Magazine | May 7, 2022 https://mspmag.com/arts-and-culture/police-drummer-stewart-copeland-vocalessence/  The Police drummer Stewart Copeland is in St. Paul this weekend for the regional premiere of his new chorale piece inspired by Paradise Lost. Courtesy of Shayne Gray Stewart Copeland is in St. Paul this weekend to debut his new chorale piece Satan’s Fall, sung by the vaunted VocalEssence…  Read More

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Police drummer Stewart Copeland is in town to watch VocalEssence perform his work ‘Satan’s Fall’

By Ross Raihala | rraihala@pioneerpress.com Pioneer Press | May 5, 2022 https://www.twincities.com/2022/05/05/police-drummer-stewart-copeland-vocalessence-satans-fall-concert/  Stewart Copeland is best known as the drummer in the Police. (He’s also known as the guy who broke lead singer Sting’s rib in a band-related fight.) But the 69-year-old didn’t stop making music when the Police called it a day in 1986. Instead, he focused…  Read More

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The big gigs: 10 concerts to see in the Twin Cities this week

by Chris Riemenschneider, Jon Bream, Rob Hubbard and Britt Robson Star Tribune | MAY 4, 2022 https://www.startribune.com/10-concerts-twin-cities-justin-bieber-interpol-snoh-aalegrea-stewart-copeland-janiva-magness/600170378/?refresh=true  Concert highlights for May 5-11 include the Biebs, Interpol, Snoh Aalegrea, Tai Verdes and the Under the Canopy series kickoff. Thursday, May 5 Under the Canopy kickoff: Conceived and warmly received as a safe, diverse, community-oriented outdoor music option…  Read More

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Weekend Best Bets: May 5-8

By Kaitlyn Doolittle Minnesota Monthly | May 4, 2022 https://www.minnesotamonthly.com/travel-recreation/recreation/weekend-best-bets-may-5-8/?utm_campaign=Minnesota%20Monthly%20Newsletter%20-%20Daily&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=212168440&_hsenc=p2ANqtz–Ov7IxP03CvQAsxDNVhod32itjRV_loo5KMn_ydx9qykE2F00vTvv6bQjsfpkxhlaQgquxhhbAqwnNO71Buj6IEXmOmEwJD_vNTuOp3SrRmjfN14A  A circus, a Cinco de Mayo celebration, a plant sale, and more are happening this weekend in the Twin Cities area Everything Is…Fine  What: Preview Performance of “Back to Workshop, or Everything is Fine!” When: May 5-May 7, May 11-May 13; 7:30 p.m. Where: Brave New Workshop, 824…  Read More