Join VocalEssence for an exuberant return to the concert hall for our 2021-2022 season as we explore the ways music moves us. From partnerships with Minnesota Dance Theatre, Bach Society of Minnesota, and the Aeolians of Oakwood University to the thrilling premiere of a work by Stewart Copeland of British hitmakers the Police, this season gives us many reasons to rejoice—together! In addition, the new season will maintain one of the pandemic-era adaptations which gave access to a large and grateful audience of choral music lovers: online concert streaming.
“It’s finally happening—a return to the live performances that make choral music so magical,” says Philip Brunelle, VocalEssence artistic director and founder. “The promise of joining voices and surrounding an audience with vocal energy has sustained us over many hard months, but we are returning as an organization stronger than ever. By continuing to offer our concerts as digital streaming experiences, we can keep connections we formed during the pandemic going, encouraging choral appreciation in everyone with an internet connection.”
“This new season is a tribute to the power of music to move us,” says G. Phillip Shoultz, III, VocalEssence associate artistic director. “We’ve watched as a growing demand for social change has pushed its way to the center of the national conversation, and music plays a huge role in helping us stay unified, inspired, and focused as the battle against inequality on so many fronts absorbs our energy. We’re ready to sing together again and keep one another excited about the great possibilities we have the power to manifest, when we speak with one voice.”
VocalEssence season subscriptions are available now. Single tickets go on sale September 17, 2021. For tickets, details about the season, and other information, please visit vocalessence.org/subscribe. Online concert streaming will be free and available to all on the VocalEssence website.
VocalEssence—the choral ensemble that Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones says “sings magnificently”—reaches thousands of students, singers, and composers each year through its learning and engagement programs, contests, and support for innovative art. VocalEssence was founded in 1969 and has debuted more than 300 commissions and world premieres.