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MLK celebrations and concerts

By Pamela Espeland January 17, 2019: Monday is Martin Luther King Day, and the weekend will light up with celebrations of his life. Tuesday this week would have been his 89th birthday. Imagine if he had lived past 39. Although it’s not billed specifically as an MLK event, VocalEssence’s annual “Together We Sing” festival on Saturday (Jan.…  Read More

Raise Your Voice and Give Back at ‘Together We Sing’ Festival

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jennifer Weismann 612-716-0556 RAISE YOUR VOICE AND GIVE BACK AT ‘TOGETHER WE SING’ FESTIVAL Join VocalEssence MLK weekend to sing in the tradition of social movements throughout history—January 19             MINNEAPOLIS — Dec. 7, 2018—Arts and community-building nonprofit VocalEssence is joining forces with the Minnesota Historical Society to make the…  Read More

Reatha Clark King Award

The Reatha Clark King Award for Excellence and Youth Motivation through the Cultural Arts was developed by VocalEssence in 2007 to celebrate and recognize outstanding leaders who are in the field empowering young people through direct contact, making a way for them to be as successful as they can be. It was named after the…  Read More

Voz en Punto Program Peek: ‘Bésame Mucho’ & ‘Tilingolingo’

Voz en Punto is “one of the world’s great vocal sextets,” says VocalEssence Artistic Director Philip Brunelle. “This amazing group of singers has a 25-year history of celebrating the musical culture of Mexico, past and present, as well as performing music from around the world. Their blend, their flexibility, and their love for music are…  Read More

MEET OUR MUSIC MAKERS: Ensemble Singer Robert C. Smith Is Excited About ‘Unknown’ in Dreams of the Fallen

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

Star Tribune: VocalEssence brings Scandinavia to Stillwater

Updated: November 15, 2014 – 2:00 PM “Welcome Christmas 2014,” the annual concert series presented by the Minneapolis-based choral ensemble Vocal- Essence, will include a performance at Trinity Lutheran Church in Stillwater, 115 4th St N. It takes place at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 6. The VocalEssence Chorus and Ensemble Singers — accompanied by fiddler…  Read More