VocalEssence Annual Report 2022-2023

“INSPIRED”—was the word used most frequently by patrons to describe their engagement with VocalEssence during the 2021-2022 season. Inspiration was at the center of everything we did this year: Our Chorus and Ensemble Singers were inspired to return to singing in person at venues ranging from Orchestra Hall to the Historic Holmes Theatre in Detroit…

VocalEssence and Bach Society of MN make beautiful music together in Christmas concert

December 16, 2023 by Rob Hubbard | Special to the Star Tribune https://www.startribune.com/review-vocalessence-and-bach-society-of-mn-make-beautiful-music-together-in-christmas-concert/600328759/ The two talented sets of musicians collaborated on three cantatas from J.S. Bach’s “Christmas Oratorio.” Ask leaders of Twin Cities arts organizations, “What changed during COVID?” and you’ll often hear the word, “collaboration.” Groups that once considered themselves competitors started having conversations…  Read More

VocalEssence singers holding black folders performing at Northrop with brass and percussion players conducted by G. Phillip Shoultz, III. Photo Credit: Tony Nelson Photography

Welcome Christmas 2023 Highlights Digital Concert Program

FEATURING: VocalEssence Chorus VocalEssence Ensemble Singers VocalEssence Singers Of This Age VocalEssence Vintage Voices Brass and Percussion Ensemble Casey Rafn, piano Mary Jo Gothmann, organ Philip Brunelle, conductor G . Phillip Shoultz, III, conductor

VocalEssence singers holding black folders performing at Northrop with brass and percussion players conducted by G. Phillip Shoultz, III. Photo Credit: Tony Nelson Photography

VocalEssence Holiday Programming 2023

VocalEssence has several opportunities to listen and watch over the holidays. Here are the ways you can enjoy VocalEssence programming: VocalEssence On Demand Enjoy inspiration on your schedule! This digital content is available whenever and wherever! View our digital releases-including the newly released highlights from Welcome Christmas 2023 at Northrop, the 2021-2022 Digital Season, single…

VocalEssence Opens Its 55th Season, Together We Sing

October 1, 2023 By Robert Atendido | Twin Cities Geek https://twincitiesgeek.com/2023/10/vocalessence-opens-its-55th-season-together-we-sing/ VocalEssence, the noted Twin Cities choral institution of which I happen to be a member, will be starting its 55th season, Together We Sing, in late October. We have started rehearsals already, and we are preparing both choral classics and new music to delight…  Read More