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2021-2022 Supporters

VocalEssence is blessed to have so many committed supporters. Thank you for all that you do to keep our community singing! Although we make every effort to ensure that our Honor Roll list is accurate and complete, we are capable of error. Please let us know if your name does not appear the way you…

Leave a Legacy

The Philip Brunelle Founder’s Society recognizes those who make a provision for VocalEssence in their will or estate plans. The society is named in honor of our visionary founder, Philip Brunelle, who every day inspires the community to open their ears to new music from diverse cultures. How to Join the Philip Brunelle Founder’s Society You…

Planned Giving Options

Make Beautiful Music Last Forever Thank you for considering a gift to support VocalEssence to draw upon the power of singing together to nurture community, inspire creativity, affirm the value of all persons, and expand the influence of choral music. We know you support our work because you believe in what we do and because…

VocalEssence Singers Of This Age and WCCO anchors pose for a photo in front of Christmas trees at WCCO, photo credit Jennifer Weismann

VocalEssence Singers Of This Age Perform at WCCO Holiday Tree Lighting

Members of the VocalEssence Singers Of This Age were honored to be invited—for the second year in a row—to sing for the annual WCCO Home for the Holidays Community Tree lighting ceremony on Wednesday, November 30. They performed holiday favorites to set the mood! Click the button below to watch their performance. WATCH NOW Each…

VocalEssence Holiday Programming 2022

VocalEssence has several opportunities to listen and watch over the holidays. Here are the ways you can enjoy VocalEssence programming: VocalEssence On Demand Enjoy inspiration on your schedule! This digital content is available whenever and wherever! Enjoy 2022-2023 Season digital releases-including highlights from Welcome Christmas 2022 at Northrop, the 2021-2022 Digital Season, single releases, and…

8 great holiday concerts by Twin Cities area classical groups

By Rob Hubbard Star Tribune | December 8, 2022 https://www.startribune.com/8-great-holiday-concerts-by-twin-cities-area-classical-groups/600234050/?refresh=true From a couple of different renditions of “Messiah” to choirs to “Amahl and the Night Visitors,” there’s something for everyone. Hallelujah! One of America’s best versions of George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah” will rise again for the first time since 2019. And Yuletide carols will be…  Read More

Thank you for your support at the VocalEssence 2022 Gala!

On September 24, many gathered together at the Hilton Minneapolis for the VocalEssence Gala 2022: Celebration of Song, which celebrated all the ways singing together improves our singers’ lives and our community! The evening was filled with song, a live and silent auction, delicious food, an engaging program with a powerful event video (see above),…

VocalEssence Singers Of This Age Joined Twin Cities Choirs for Reconcile 

On Saturday, October 29, VocalEssence Singers Of This Age (VESOTA) had the opportunity to perform an inspiring evening of music at Reconcile: Singing Hope Into the World.  VESOTA was joined by the Prince of Peace Celebration Choir, Minnesota Saints Chorale, A Cappella Choir from Westwood Lutheran Church, and special guest Joe Davis, who is an…

VocalEssence Announces New Mission, Vision, and Values Statements

VocalEssence is in the midst of an extended strategic planning process. The following mission, vision, and values statements are the first outcomes of this work. We are thrilled to present the following statements with you and look forward to sharing more with you as our plans for the future of VocalEssence unfold. Mission VocalEssence draws…

VocalEssence Singers Of This Age Members Receive Scholarships

VocalEssence is thrilled to announce that our VocalEssence Singers Of This Age (VESOTA) graduating seniors and mentor singers will receive scholarships to help them pursue their future dreams! In addition, VocalEssence will secure funding to continue to offer scholarships to future graduating members of VESOTA. Graduating VESOTA singers will be awarded funds for each year…