VocalEssence choir to launch its virtual season with a celebration of women’s suffrage

Amid continuing uncertainty over when live performances will be possible again, Twin Cities choir VocalEssence has announced its plans for an all-digital 2020-21 season.

Eight specially recorded programs will be presented on a new website called “VocalEssence on Demand,” for streaming on a variety of devices including computer, tablet, smartphone, or smart television.

“The coronavirus pandemic has placed stresses on all performers, performing arts organizations and venues,” VocalEssence artistic director Philip Brunelle commented.

“But the crisis is not without opportunity, and VocalEssence is thrilled our audiences new and old can listen and watch whenever they choose, wherever they happen to be.”

Four of the new programs feature the main VocalEssence Chorus and the Ensemble Singers, its chamber choir.

The season starts Oct. 18 with “Rightfully Hers,” a concert commemorating the centenary of women’s suffrage in the United States, with music by Mabel Daniels, Alice Parker, Jocelyn Hagen and others.


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