Welcome Christmas 2022

Two Performances

Saturday, December 10, 2022 at 7:30 PM
Northrop
84 Church St SE, Minneapolis, MN

Sunday, December 11, 2022 at 4 PM
Northrop
84 Church St SE, Minneapolis, MN

VocalEssence is pulling out all the stops to ring in the season of wonder. Hear beloved carols you know and love featuring the joyous sounds of brass and percussion, the spectacular Northrop pipe organ, and—for the first time—all the VocalEssence singing forces together in concert. Bring your outdoor voice and join in a sing-along that will be sure to get you in the Christmas spirit.

IMPORTANT PARKING INFORMATION FOR NORTHROP

Plan to arrive early!
Northrop is located in the heart of a vibrant, active campus and other scheduled events often impact traffic and parking availability.

Accessibility Drop-off. To drop off a guest at an accessible, no elevation entrance, please follow the “Accessibility Drop-off” signs on the east side of Northrop. Take a right turn from Church Street at Lily Plaza (immediately before the Church Street Garage entrance) and consider arriving early to easily accommodate your drop-off, traffic, and parking needs.

PROGRAM

Coming soon.

THINGS TO KNOW

  • This concert marks the first time that ALL the VocalEssence ensembles will be performing at one concert.
  • The historic Northrop pipe organ is one of the last remaining concert-hall pipe organs in the United States. It has nearly 7,000 pipes—the largest of which is 32 feet tall, while the smallest is the size of a pencil. Click the button below to learn more about the Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ at Northrop.

Aeolian-Skinner Pipe Organ

  • VocalEssence has “welcomed Christmas” for over five decades but this is the first time we have celebrated the season at the newly renovated Northrop Auditorium.

LISTEN

  • Philip Brunelle conducting VocalEssence Ensemble Singers, photo credit Bruce Silcox
    Philip Brunelle conducting VocalEssence Ensemble Singers, Photo Credit: Bruce Silcox
  • G. Phillip Shoultz, III, VocalEssence Chorus and Ensemble Singers, Photo Credit: Bruce Silcox
    G. Phillip Shoultz, III with VocalEssence Chorus and Ensemble Singers, Photo Credit: Bruce Silcox
  • G. Phillip Shoultz, III conducting VocalEssence Singers Of This Age, photo credit Kyndell Harkness
    G. Phillip Shoultz, III conducting VocalEssence Singers Of This Age, Photo Credit: Kyndell Harkness
  • VocalEssence Singers Of This Age and Vintage Voices, photo credit Laura Alpizar
    VocalEssence Singers Of This Age and Vintage Voices, Photo Credit: Laura Alpizar
  • VocalEssence Vintage Voices 2, photo credit Kyndell Harkness
    VocalEssence Vintage Voices, Photo Credit: Kyndell Harkness
  • Members of VocalEssence Vintange Voices singing, Photo Credit: Adja Gildersleve
    VocalEssence Vintange Voices, Photo Credit: Adja Gildersleve
  • Members of VocalEssence Vintange Voices conducted by Robert Graham singing, Photo Credit: Adja Gildersleve
    Vintage Voices and conducted by Robert Graham, Photo Credit: Adja Gildersleve

We are 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 concert venues. To view our current safety protocols, visit vocalessence.org/covid-19-updates.