VocalEssence Gala – Event Experience

The VocalEssence Gala 2022—Celebration of Song is designed to be a fun and interactive experience for guests. The reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 24, 2022 and will feature amazing entertainment, passed hours d’oeuvres, and an incredible silent auction featuring unique items and experiences.

Dinner and the program will begin at 7:00 p.m. and will feature performances by the VocalEssence Chorus and Singers Of This Age, as well as others. The program will also include a live auction and fund-a-need presentation with auctioneer Glen Fladeboe of Fladeboe Advancement.

See below for more of what to expect.


Be it kilt, dress, dashiki, suit, or sari, guests are welcome to wear what they deem as celebratory attire based on their own cultural heritage and traditions. Looking for inspiration? Feel free to visit our VocalEssence Gala Pinterest idea page for ideas.


A cash bar will be available during the reception and wine will be served at dinner sponsored by Haskell’s Wine and Spirits. If you are a Table Host or Sponsor and wish to purchase advance drink tickets for you or your guests, you may inquire about adding on drink tickets at guest registration.


Parking in the Hilton ramp or at the valet station is available for a fee. Those who purchase a full table or sponsorship will be provided complimentary parking vouchers for you and your guests. To learn about sponsorship levels and benefits, click here.

COVID-19 Protocols

VocalEssence is closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic as it evolves and adhering to all health and safety recommendations put forth by the Minnesota Department of Health, as well as any health and safety protocols in place at our venues. Visit our COVID Protocol Page to see current information.