VocalEssence season to include Bob Dylan tour and new composition by the Police’s Stewart Copeland
“Music Moves Us” is the theme of VocalEssence’s recently announced 2021-22 concert season.
The Minneapolis choral music group will return to in-person concerts in a variety of venues. Concerts will also be streamed online free of charge. Season tickets go on sale Aug. 23, with single tickets available on Sept. 17. For more details, see vocalessence.org.
“This new season is a tribute to the power of music to move us,” said associate artistic director G. Phillip Shoultz III in a news release. “We’ve watched as a growing demand for social change has pushed its way to the center of the national conversation, and music plays a huge role in helping us stay unified, inspired, and focused as the battle against inequality on so many fronts absorbs our energy.”
Here’s what’s on tap for the season.
Hope Lives Here, featuring the VocalEssence Chorus, Ensemble Singers, Singers of this Age and the Company of Minnesota Dance Theatre; Oct. 16; Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis.
Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, featuring the VocalEssence Ensemble Singers and the Bach Society of Minnesota; Dec. 3; Basilica of Saint Mary, Minneapolis.
Welcome Christmas, featuring the VocalEssence Chorus, Singers of this Age and members of the Ensemble Singers; Dec. 11, Plymouth Congregational Church, Minneapolis; Dec. 12, Roseville Lutheran Church.
Rejoice, featuring the VocalEssence Chorus, Singers of this Age and the Aeolians, a choir from Alabama’s Oakwood University; March 6; Orchestra Hall.
Bob Dylan Revisited Tour, featuring the VocalEssence Ensemble Singers; April 1, Detroit Lakes; April 2, Grand Rapids; April 30, Red Wing.
Choosing Love, featuring the VocalEssence Singers of this Age; April 24; Ordway Concert Hall, St. Paul.
Satan’s Fall, the regional premiere of a new composition by Stewart Copeland, drummer for the Police; May 8; Central Lutheran Church, Minneapolis.
VocalEssence Gala; May 15; Hilton Minneapolis.