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For 30 years, VocalEssence’s ‘Witness’ program has celebrated black music

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By Terry Blain | Special to the Star Tribune Published: FEBRUARY 18, 2020 — 10:57AM http://www.startribune.com/for-30-years-vocalessence-s-witness-program-has-celebrated-black-music/567972202/ For 30 years, VocalEssence’s program has celebrated African-American music and creativity. By Terry Blain Special to the Star Tribune FEBRUARY 18, 2020 — 10:57AM G….  Read more »

VocalEssence explores ‘Deep Roots’ of African-American music: The week’s best classical concerts

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By Terry Blain | Special to the Star Tribune Published: FEBRUARY 17, 2020 — 8:40AM http://www.startribune.com/vocalessence-explores-deep-roots-of-african-american-music-the-week-s-best-classical-concerts/567887142/ Bearing ‘Witness’ Thirty years ago, Philip Brunelle’s choir VocalEssence initiated a project called “Witness,” which aimed to “celebrate the artistic contributions of African-Americans to…  Read more »

Best of the Week (Feb. 16-23): Tove Lo, Joe Henry, ‘Gotta Dance,’ Raphael Saadiq, VocalEssence, winter fest, more

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Multiple authors | Star Tribune February 14, 2020 – 11:10 PM: http://www.startribune.com/best-of-the-week-feb-16-23-tove-lo-joe-henry-gotta-dance-raphael-saadiq-vocalessence-winter-fest-more/567872132/ Behold Lo Like a raunchier and rowdier version of her fellow Swedish export Robyn, electro-pop singer Tove Lo has made a bigger splash in dance clubs and viral…  Read more »

Best of the Week (Jan. 26-Feb. 2): Walker’s Out There, GZA, ‘Noura,’ Badi Assad, ‘Moana’ sing-along, Liszt, Rex Orange County, more

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Multiple authors | Star Tribune January 24, 2020 – 8:03 AM: http://m.startribune.com/best-of-the-week-jan-26-feb-2-walker-s-out-there-gza-noura-badi-assad-moana-sing-along-liszt-rex-orange-county-more/567260852/ Aussie theater company challenges perceptions about disabilities Walker Art Center’s monthlong “Out There” series concludes with the return of Back to Back Theatre, an Australian ensemble made up…  Read more »

Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center

Directions Roseville Hoversten Chapel is located in the Foss Center at the intersection of 22nd Avenue and Riverside in Minneapolis. We recommended using this link to Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/usFx17EeE8o Metro Transit Learn more about traveling to Augsburg using the Metro…  Read more »

‘All Is Calm’ is filmed for PBS; ‘Dog Act’ at Gremlin Theatre

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By Pamela Espeland | MinnPost PUBLISHED: December 13, 2019 ww.minnpost.com/artscape/2019/12/all-is-calm-is-filmed-for-pbs-dog-act-at-gremlin-theatre/?fbclid=IwAR3d67FHcl0-DNebJRQ8ox8Jc32orIvL_NonUv7M8IDnM8Bi3snSwre2Vr0 Photo by Joseph Scheller Theater Latté Da spent part of this week with a film crew from New York Public Media (WNET). They were there to film Peter Rothstein’s award-winning “All Is…  Read more »

Beethoven meets poet Rita Dove: The week’s best classical concerts

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By Terry Blain | Star Tribune Published: OCTOBER 6, 2019 — 2:00PM http://www.startribune.com/beethoven-meets-poet-rita-dove-the-week-s-best-classical-concerts/562199432/ Beethoven with a side of poetry “Sonata for a crazy mulatto.” The dedication Beethoven wrote on the score of his towering “Kreutzer” Sonata was presumably meant affectionately,…  Read more »

Candide by Theater Latte Da and VocalEssence

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Jules | Minnesota Theater Love PUBLISHED: Sunday, March 24, 2019 http://www.mntheaterlove.com/2019/03/candide-by-theater-latte-da-and.html When: March 20-24 At: Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts Running Time: two and a half hours with intermish About: “A tale exploding with star-crossed lovers, melodramatic villains, broad comedy,…  Read more »

VocalEssence’s 51st season includes family concerts, festivals and a ‘Moana’ singalong

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By Ross Raihala | rraihala@pioneerpress.com | Pioneer Press February 25, 2019 at 7:00 am https://www.twincities.com/2019/02/25/vocalessences-51st-season-includes-family-concerts-festivals-and-a-moana-singalong/ A “Moana” movie singalong, the addition of a second Witness concert and a celebration of the music of Felix and Fanny Mendelssohn are on tap for VocalEssence’s newly announced…  Read more »

POSTPONED: Get Minnesota Singing Tour, Albert Lea

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This event is postponed. The new date will be announced here as soon as it is decided. Thank you for your patience. Get your singing voices ready, Minnesota, VocalEssence is coming to you! Weaving a traditional concert and a community…  Read more »

2019-2020 Season

“Life after 50” could be a challenge for some, but not for VocalEssence! We are moving from one anniversary to the next. This season marks 30 years since we began our VocalEssence WITNESS program honoring the contributions of African Americans…  Read more »

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