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Gather at the River with Mark Twain: Tunes and Tales, Fiddling and Fun

Don Shelby as Mark Twain invites you to Gather at the River with Mark Twain, a fundraiser for VocalEssence choral music education programs. Hear river songs and tales on the historic Minnesota Centennial Showboat with the VocalEssence Ensemble Singers and the fine fiddling of Sara Pajunen. Hop aboard on May 2, 2015 for a celebration…  Read More

Pioneer Press: Mexican composers help Twin Cities schools make music

Choir students at Park High School are led by choir director Ben O’Connor, background, in a piece titled Triunfaré by Mexican composer Julio César Morales Pineda, right, in Cottage Grove on Friday, March 20, 2015. (Pioneer Press: Ben Garvin) By Bob Shaw bshaw@pioneerpress.com Posted:   03/29/2015 Do you sing better when the song is written…  Read More

VocalEssence Celebrates Bach’s Twenty-First (Out of Twenty) Child—P.D.Q. Bach!

CONTACT: Jennifer Weismann 612-716-0556 Jennifer@owl-marketing.com VOCALESSENCE CELEBRATES BACH’S TWENTY-FIRST (OUT OF TWENTY) CHILD—P.D.Q. BACH! Minneapolis-based choral ensemble hosts birthday bash for composer and parodist Peter Schickele—Apr. 10 MINNEAPOLIS — February 12, 2015 — The 100-voice VocalEssence Chorus, 32-voice Ensemble Singers and the University of Minnesota’s Wind Ensemble will celebrate the 80th birthday of legendary composer,…  Read More

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The WITNESS Collection (4-CD Set)

VocalEssence WITNESS recordings showcase the music of trailblazing African American composers — the soul of American classical music. This CD collection is out of print, but you can still order the individual CDs through Gothic Records. Please click the links below to learn more. Dance Like the Wind: Music of Today’s Black Composers Got the…  Read More

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