VocalEssence Gala – Event Experience

The VocalEssence Gala 2024—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, May 11, 2024, 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 around 7:00 p.m. and will feature performances by the VocalEssence Chorus, Ensemble Singers, and Singers Of This Age, as well as others. The program will also include a live auction and fund-a-need presentation with auctioneer Andy Imholte 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.


Check back soon for more details!


Free parking will be available in the surface lot at the Doubletree by Hilton Bloomington South. Valet parking options may be available closer to the event date.