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Timothy Takach | Musical Moments with Philip Brunelle

In this Musical Moment, VocalEssence artistic director and founder Philip Brunelle shares insider information and beautiful music by the composer Timothy Takach. Timothy Takach b. 1978 Inspired by captivating narrative, speculative fiction and making better humans through art, the music of Timothy Takach has risen fast in the concert world. Applauded for his melodic lines,…  Read More

Judith Bingham

Judith Bingham | Musical Moments with Philip Brunelle

In this Musical Moment, VocalEssence artistic director and founder Philip Brunelle shares insider information and beautiful music by the composer Judith Bingham.   Judith Bingham b. 1952 British composer and singer Judith Bingham is best known for her choral works. She was born in Nottingham, raised in Mansfield and Sheffield, and began composing at a…  Read More

Feeling Fine with the Fine Arts: 6 Shows to Livestream

Ballet dancers, jazz musicians, the Minnesota Orchestra, VocalEssence—they’re keeping us entertained and themselves in good shape By Erik Tormoen https://www.minnesotamonthly.com/arts-entertainment/feeling-fine-with-the-fine-arts-6-ways-to-enjoy-online/ G. Phillip Shoultz III, conductor of the Twin Cities’ VocalEssence choral ensemble, sits at a piano, belting Ella Fitzgerald’s “Blue Skies,” livestreaming from his home—because it’s another morning of self-quarantine, and this is what he’s doing…  Read More

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Follow our Mexico Trip via our “Postcards from Mexico” Correspondents

Tag along with the VocalEssence Ensemble Singers as they head to Mexico, August 25-September 2, by checking in with the VocalEssence Facebook page where our “Postcards from Mexico” correspondents will be sharing updates and running a fun trivia challenge. Every day, alto (and writer) Anna George Meek and production manager Ethan Johnson will provide an…  Read More

Welcome Christmas 2019

Four Performances Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 7:30-9:30 PM – Completed Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church 12650 Johnny Cake Ridge Road, Apple Valley, MN Sunday, December 8, 2019 from 4-6 PM – Completed Plymouth Congregational Church 1919 LaSalle Avenue, Minneapolis, MN Friday, December 13, 2019 from 7:30-9:30 PM Plymouth Congregational Church 1919 LaSalle Avenue, Minneapolis,…  Read More

Connecting with New Audiences – Spanish Speaking Families

As a direct response to the Listening Zone Initiative recommendation to partner in new ways with specific cultural communities, we are working with local partners to encourage Spanish speaking families to attend our Family Series events this season. We have hired Gustavo Mancilla of MLatino Media to assist with strategy and translation services to get…  Read More

Season’s Greetings from the VocalEssence Youth Choir

Our brand new choir made up of local high school students has a holiday gift to share—check out the video above to hear their incredible performance of “Deck the Halls.” The young singers have been hard at work learning to perform as a unified chorus, and will celebrate their inaugural concert at VocalEssence WITNESS: Of Such…  Read More

Where in the World are the Conductors – November 2017

Following the very successful and sold out Bach & Bluegrass Jamboree performance, Artistic Director Philip Brunelle and Associate Conductor G. Phillip Shoultz, III led performers in recording selections to be included in a new cd titled Mortals & Angels: A Bluegrass Te Deum that will be available on December 1, 2017. Both conductors will be busy at…  Read More

See the VocalEssence Ensemble Singers on ‘A Prairie Home Companion’

  The VocalEssence Ensemble Singers, conducted by Philip Brunelle, were a big part of the sold-out A Prairie Home Companion show with Garrison Keillor on Saturday, December 26. If you missed it, you can listen to the entire program and watch video segments online, including this rendition of “The Twelve Days of Christmas.”  

MEET OUR MUSIC MAKERS: Chorus Member Kristi Mueller Finds Something Special in Each Performance

The VocalEssence Chorus is an exceptional group of 90 talented, committed singers from many walks of life—doctors, lawyers, nurses, educators, homemakers, business people and others—most with college-level or higher training in classical music and voice. Our 32-voice professional choir, the VocalEssence Ensemble Singers, is known as one of Minnesota’s most highly trained and experienced group…  Read More