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You’re Never Too Young to Sing! Acclaimed Local Author Nancy Carlson and VocalEssence Host Tales & Tunes Musical Storytime

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jennifer Weismann 612-716-0556 YOU’RE NEVER TOO YOUNG TO SING! ACCLAIMED LOCAL AUTHOR NANCY CARLSON AND VOCALESSENCE HOST TALES & TUNES MUSICAL STORYTIME Nursery rhyme sing-alongs, lullabies, and crafts—March 30             MINNEAPOLIS — January 17, 2019— Local choral and community-building nonprofit VocalEssence has assembled a morning of programming perfect for its…  Read More

10 best concerts to mark the holidays in choir-crazed Minnesota

By Terry Blain | Special to the Star Tribune November 30, 2018 — 2:52PM: With so many Minnesota choirs, it can be difficult selecting the perfect concert. Here are 10 great options for the holidays. Minnesota is known as the Land of 10,000 Lakes, but music lovers have floated a new state motto: Land of 10,000…  Read More

Holidays have plenty of sweets — sweet vocal harmonies, that is

By Rob Hubbard November 24, 2018—9:00AM | UPDATED: November 28, 2018—12:28PM: If Yuletide carols being sung by a choir sounds like your ideal holiday elixir, then this is the December for you in the Twin Cities. Vocal harmonies abound, as all of our best groups have their own concerts … and a couple of them hook up…  Read More

Honor the African American Women Who Power Our Journey to Equality with VocalEssence WITNESS: Yet They Persist

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jennifer Weismann 612-716-0556 HONOR THE AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN WHO POWER OUR JOURNEY TO EQUALITY WITH VOCALESSENCE WITNESS: YET THEY PERSIST Atlanta’s Spelman College Glee Club will join the VocalEssence Chorus and VocalEssence Singers Of This Age—February 24             MINNEAPOLIS — November 27, 2018 — VocalEssence will celebrate the accomplishments of…  Read More

“Star of Wonder Reimagined” Concerts Welcome Young Listeners

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jennifer Weismann 612-716-0556 “STAR OF WONDER REIMAGINED” CONCERTS WELCOME YOUNG LISTENERS VocalEssence holiday shows for families move to Mia—Dec. 8 MINNEAPOLIS—October 23, 2018— “Concert manners” don’t apply when you’re filled with the holiday spirit, right? That’s why VocalEssence created Star of Wonder, a seasonal concert especially for families with toddlers…  Read More

Where in the World are the Conductors – December 2017

December is a music-filled month for our hard-working conductors, Artistic Director Philip Brunelle and Associate Conductor G. Phillip Shoultz, III. They led performers in introducing a new generation of choral music fans to holiday carols in the sold out Star of Wonder concerts, and carried on a beloved tradition with the Welcome Christmas concert series.…  Read More

VocalEssence Singers Of This Age

VocalEssence Singers Of This Age is a dynamic group of 50 young people from Twin Cities high schools who sing, dance, write their own music, rap, and—most importantly—reflect the diversity of our community in its membership. Under the visionary leadership of G. Phillip Shoultz, III, the students sing a wide range of music—from classical to…  Read More

VocalEssence ¡Cantaré! Composers Highlight Mexico through Video, Creation

The 10th Anniversary VocalEssence ¡Cantaré! composers are here! Bernardo Feldman and Jimena Contreras have been working with schools all over the metro and falling in love with the Twin Cities in the process. Below are a few highlights from their visit.   Jimena created a set of videos that gave the elementary students a tour…  Read More

North Star State Talent Takes Center Stage at Free ‘Welcome to Minneapolis’ Concert

Free event in celebration of ACDA conference will feature work from major Minnesota choral artists, composers, and a Garrison Keillor sing-along—March 7 MINNEAPOLIS—FEBRUARY 28, 2017—The best way to say welcome is to sing it! It’s especially true when you’re welcoming members of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) to town. That’s why VocalEssence, Minnesota’s internationally…  Read More

The Voyage Connects Young and Old Through Singing

This fall VocalEssence hosts the U.S. premiere of The Voyage, a new piece by former King’s Singer and British composer Bob Chilcott, that connects singers across generations through music. Joining the VocalEssence Chorus will be singers from Minnesota Chorale’s Minneapolis Youth Chorus and Voices of Experience. Watch the video above produced for the premiere performance…  Read More

Work at VocalEssence

VocalEssence staff positions Executive Assistant   Internships at VocalEssence VocalEssence seeks talented students to work in challenging internship positions throughout the organization. Internships at VocalEssence offer meaningful learning opportunities and on-the-job experiences to those who are interested in beginning careers in performing arts management and/or arts education. Sing with VocalEssence Auditions are required to join…  Read More


From ushering at our concerts to assisting with special projects throughout the year in our office, VocalEssence is grateful for the talents and support of our many volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out our general interest form. To see current volunteer opportunities and sign up, view our volunteer job calendar.  …  Read More