Each year we reinvent ourselves to give you a sense of adventure and a fresh point of view, steeped in beauty and artistry. Join us as a subscriber in 2014-2015 for heartwarming premieres, prominent collaborations, and guest artists that surprise and delight.

Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 3 pm

With the power of 300 voices, immerse yourself in the grandeur and romantic beauty of Tchaikovsky’s rarely-heard choral music.

Enter the whimsical world of Choralia and raise your voice to benefit VocalEssence Community Engagement Programs. Bid at a not-so-silent and live auction, sing for your supper prepared by the award-winning Executive Chef Paul Lynch, and join the Resonate live band after party sing-along with Erin Schwab and Jay Fuchs.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 7 pm

Experience the music of our southern neighbors at a multi-generational fiesta! Prominent Mexican composers work as composers-in-residence with school choirs, community choruses, and VocalEssence to bring the sounds of Mexico to Minnesota.



VocalEssence opens Oct. 26 featuring music of Minnesota composers Dominick Argento, Stephen Paulus and Libby Larsen. In addition, hip-hop artist Dessa makes her choral premiere.

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"Music is a living art, and this year we're going to not only explore legendary musical styles and pieces -- the people, places and things that have shaped our lives -- but we'll be looking forward, too, with innovative and unexpected music to push the envelope a little into new choral pieces and styles," founder and artistic director Philip Brunelle said in a news release.

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And, throughout the Liturgy, timeless Russian poems from Tchaikovksy's contemporaries, Boris Pasternak and Mikhail Lermontov, promise to transport you back in time to Tchaikovsky's Russia read in both English and Russian by guest speaker Vladimir Rabinstein for the Sunday, April 27 performance.

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