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VocalEssence On Demand

2020-2021 Digital Season  VocalEssence is delighted to announce our 2020-2021 season, broadcast in high-definition video to our new website—VocalEssence On Demand.  VocalEssence On Demand allows you to watch as much as you want, whenever you want—all for one low price of $49.

VocalEssence On Demand

2020-2021 Digital Season  VocalEssence is delighted to announce our 2020-2021 season, broadcast in high-definition video to our new website—VocalEssence On Demand.  VocalEssence On Demand allows you to watch as much as you want, whenever you want—all for one low price of $49. Why just $49? VocalEssence is committed to using music as a healing balm for the soul.…

EVENT: Music Lives Here, Preparing for Re-Entry Part 1

May 18 @ 9:16 am

Join us on Thursday to see a online rehearsal demonstration to prepare you for upcoming rehearsals this fall. Zoom Information https://stolaf.zoom.us/j/98077756921?pwd=ek9wTFRMbFFQZmxxU215ZzRHYXQ0Zz09 Meeting ID: 980 7775 6921 Password: musiclives Dial by your location +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) Background A day of new possibilities began on Monday, May 11 as representatives from ACDA-MN (Diane Heaney,…  Read More

Judith Weir

Judith Weir | 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 Weir. Judith Weir b. 1954 The talented British composer Judith Weir was born in Cambridge to a Scottish family and raised near London. Before attending Cambridge University, Weir played oboe in the National Youth…  Read More

VocalEssence Celebrates Black Families with Father’s Day Livestream

By Angela Johnson | Edina Magazine Published: JUNE 2020 https://edinamag.com/vocalessence-celebrates-black-families-fathers-day-livestream?fbclid=IwAR19v75-DbqxW-NYpw-o_W-sLs-8rjU4VvjvBVqCrEUsx_hs_uWPcNrvEvI VocalEssence presents a livestream sing-along and concert to honor black fathers. PHOTO BY: KYNDELL HARKNESS   G. Phillip Shoultz III of St. Louis Park, Minn. can picture the Wendy’s fast food restaurant in Atlanta, Ga. where an Atlanta police officer shot Rayshard Brooks following a struggle…  Read More

Weekend Best Bets: June 18-21

This weekend: Juneteenth celebrations, online Midsommar festival, Electric Fetus sale, Father’s Day Motor Show, and more By Tally Shaver | Minnesota Monthly Published: JUNE 17, 2020 https://www.minnesotamonthly.com/health-covid-19/culture-2/weekend-best-bets-june-18-21/ Melanie DeMore, a song leader for Sunday’s Father’s Day SingalongKYNDELL HARKNESS Minnesota Arboretum Hosts Weekly Storytime & Crafts What: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Storytime & Crafts at Home When: Every…  Read More

COVID-19 Update – May 20, 2020

We hope you are safe and find ways to make the best of this pause that we are experiencing. Below is a status update for our organization. SING WITH US VIRTUALLY While VocalEssence is physically distancing, we continue to look for ways to use the healing power of music to socially connect and keep people…  Read More

VocalEssence On Instagram Archive – April 2020

Ian Kellam | Musical Moments with Philip Brunelle Olivier Messiaen | Musical Moments with Philip Brunelle     John Gardner | Musical Moments with Philip Brunelle VocalEssence & Nation – “Hands” 4/27/2019 Gabriel Fauré | Musical Moments with Philip Brunelle Sydney Guillaume | Musical Moments with Philip Brunelle Daniel Kantor | Musical Moments with Philip…  Read More

Virtual entertainment picks: Huge Theater, VocalEssence, musician’s benefit

MAY 7, 2020 — 10:58AM https://www.startribune.com/virtual-entertainment-picks-huge-theater-vocalessence-musician-s-benefit/570274862/ VocalEssence Virtual Projects Ongoing: Leave it to ever-enterprising Philip Brunelle, founder of the Twin Cities ensemble VocalEssence, to provide some pandemic music even without his award-winning choir. Every weekday at noon, he offers a “Musical Moment” in which he highlights a composer — Friday’s program will feature Mexico’s Gerardo…  Read More

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Bob Dylan Revisited Tour Promotional Materials

Below are assets to help you promote the VocalEssence Bob Dylan Revisited Tour. If you have questions, please contact Amanda Timmer (amanda@vocalessence.org). Information about the performance Bob Dylan’s timeless music has been covered by everyone from Jimi Hendrix to the Kronos Quartet. Now it’s time to add a choir to the list. Join VocalEssence as…  Read More