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VocalEssence: Deep Roots

30 Years of celebrating African American voices through music

Join us as we honor the deep musical roots from which VocalEssence WITNESS sprang 30 years ago. Guiding you on the journey through spirituals, jazz, gospel, and soul will be homegrown artists—singers, actors, dancers—including two-time Billboard Gospel chart-topper Jovonta Patton and a special 30th Anniversary Community Choir. Continuing our commitment to include new voices on stage, the concert will include a world premiere arrangement of the spiritual “Witness” by Joel Thompson.

Performers:

  • VocalEssence Chorus & Ensemble Singers
  • VocalEssence Singers Of This Age
  • 30th Anniversary Community Choir
  • Timothy Berry
  • Patricia Brown
  • Brandon Commodore
  • Ginger Commodore
  • Karla Nweje
  • Jovonta Patton
  • T. Mychael Rambo
  • Anita Ruth
  • Roxane Wallace
  • Philip Brunelle, conductor
  • G. Phillip Shoultz III, conductor

Three things to know:

  • In 1991, VocalEssence created WITNESS to celebrate the artistic contributions of African Americans to the fine arts and to our common cultural heritage.
  • Throughout the years, the VocalEssence WITNESS program has featured artists such as Bobby McFerrin, James Earl Jones, Rita Dove, Billy Taylor, the Morehouse College Glee Club, Spelman College Glee Club, and Moore by Four.
  • A 50-minute version of this concert will be performed for more than 5,000 students grades K-12 on Monday, February 24, 2020.

For more information, visit www.vocalessence.org

The Orchestra Hall Box Office is pleased to provide ticketing services for the VocalEssence 2019-20 Concert Season. The Minnesota Orchestra does not perform on this program. All artists, programs, prices, dates and times subject to change. All sales are final; no refunds. Prices listed include a non-discountable $4 facility fee. There are no service charges for in-person transactions at Orchestra Hall or the Minnesota Orchestra Administrative Offices. There is a $5 service charge per transaction for all phone and online orders.

Location Orchestra Hall
1111 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis
MN
55403
Please Note: Tickets to this event are also available for purchase as part of a 2019-20 VocalEssence Concert Series package. You may place a subscription order through the Series Ordering Page and we'll pick the best available seats for you. Or contact Ticket Services directly for personal assistance with your purchase. Single tickets go on sale on Monday, August 5, 2019.
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VocalEssence: Deep Roots

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SUN FEB 23 2020 4:30pm

VocalEssence Deep Roots

VocalEssence Deep Roots

Please Note: Tickets to this event are also available for purchase as part of a 2019-20 VocalEssence Concert Series package. You may place a subscription order through the Series Ordering Page and we'll pick the best available seats for you. Or contact Ticket Services directly for personal assistance with your purchase. Single tickets go on sale on Monday, August 5, 2019.

30 Years of celebrating African American voices through music

Join us as we honor the deep musical roots from which VocalEssence WITNESS sprang 30 years ago. Guiding you on the journey through spirituals, jazz, gospel, and soul will be homegrown artists—singers, actors, dancers—including two-time Billboard Gospel chart-topper Jovonta Patton and a special 30th Anniversary Community Choir. Continuing our commitment to include new voices on stage, the concert will include a world premiere arrangement of the spiritual “Witness” by Joel Thompson.

Performers:

  • VocalEssence Chorus & Ensemble Singers
  • VocalEssence Singers Of This Age
  • 30th Anniversary Community Choir
  • Timothy Berry
  • Patricia Brown
  • Brandon Commodore
  • Ginger Commodore
  • Karla Nweje
  • Jovonta Patton
  • T. Mychael Rambo
  • Anita Ruth
  • Roxane Wallace
  • Philip Brunelle, conductor
  • G. Phillip Shoultz III, conductor

Three things to know:

  • In 1991, VocalEssence created WITNESS to celebrate the artistic contributions of African Americans to the fine arts and to our common cultural heritage.
  • Throughout the years, the VocalEssence WITNESS program has featured artists such as Bobby McFerrin, James Earl Jones, Rita Dove, Billy Taylor, the Morehouse College Glee Club, Spelman College Glee Club, and Moore by Four.
  • A 50-minute version of this concert will be performed for more than 5,000 students grades K-12 on Monday, February 24, 2020.

For more information, visit www.vocalessence.org

The Orchestra Hall Box Office is pleased to provide ticketing services for the VocalEssence 2019-20 Concert Season. The Minnesota Orchestra does not perform on this program. All artists, programs, prices, dates and times subject to change. All sales are final; no refunds. Prices listed include a non-discountable $4 facility fee. There are no service charges for in-person transactions at Orchestra Hall or the Minnesota Orchestra Administrative Offices. There is a $5 service charge per transaction for all phone and online orders.