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VocalEssence Kicks Off 50th Season with a Trip Down Memory Lane—At The Ordway Oct. 7

CONTACT: Jennifer Weismann 612-716-0556 VOCALESSENCE KICKS OFF 50th SEASON WITH A TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE—AT THE ORDWAY OCT. 7 Special guests—and surprises—as choral nonprofit kicks off historic anniversary with songs from their most popular performances MINNEAPOLIS — June 27, 2018—It’s going to be a magical night of remembrance and tribute as VocalEssence opens its…  Read More

VocalEssence plans imaginative 50th-anniversary season; 23rd Annual Art-A-Whirl in northeast

By Pamela Espeland | 08:32 am If you saw yesterday’s Artscape and Theater Latté Da’s season announcement, you already know part of VocalEssence’s big 50th-anniversary reveal: a collaboration with Latté Da. But that’s the tip of the iceberg (this is the North, after all) of a truly astonishing, wildly imaginative season. Before we get into that, a brief history: In 2015,…  Read More

VocalEssence’s 50th season features movie singalongs, Bob Dylan tribute and free tickets for kids

By ROSS RAIHALA | | Pioneer Press PUBLISHED: May 17, 2018 at 2:31 pm | UPDATED: May 17, 2018 at 3:50 pm Two movie singalongs, a new work honoring Minnesota’s own Bob Dylan and a world premiere from young star composer Nico Muhly are on tap for VocalEssence’s newly announced 50th season. Season tickets are on sale now. For the…  Read More

VocalEssence marks 50th season with greatest hits and a big show with Theater Latté Da

ANALYSIS: VocalEssence’s anniversary season is full of retrospectives, co-presentations and a strong commitment to diversity. By Terry Blain Special to the Star Tribune MAY 15, 2018 — 2:53PM It’s been 50 years since an ambitious young Minnesotan named Philip Brunelle was appointed organist and choirmaster at Minneapolis’ Plymouth Congregational Church. One of his first big…  Read More

VocalEssence Announcements Concert & Family Programs for Historic 50th Season

CONTACT: Jennifer Weismann 612-716-0556 VOCALESSENCE ANNOUNCES CONCERT & FAMILY PROGRAMS FOR HISTORIC 50th SEASON Celebrating 50 years of honoring music’s greatest artists, introducing their work to new audiences, and nurturing the diverse voices that will shape its next half-century. Download season photos here. MINNEAPOLIS — May 15, 2018—Marking a milestone for the nationally renowned…  Read More

Lullaby Project 2015-2016

In the 2015-2016 season VocalEssence partnered with the Teen Adolescent Pregnancy and Parenting Program at Longfellow Alternative High School in Minneapolis. VocalEssence Associate Conductor G. Phillip Shoultz, III and an octet of VocalEssence Ensemble Singers collaborated with VocalEssence ¡Cantaré! composer Francisco Zúñiga to help six Latina teen moms write Spanish language lullabies. These lullabies were recorded…  Read More