Forget the hustle and bustle—take time to experience the wonder and joy of the holiday season as VocalEssence returns to the Northrop stage. Immerse yourself in new and familiar seasonal favorites, featuring all four inspiring VocalEssence choral ensembles—Chorus, Ensemble Singers, Singers Of This Age, and Vintage Voices—singing together. Mix in harp, brass, piano, and percussion with Northrop’s spectacular Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ, then add the special ingredient—your voice in rousing sing-alongs—to create the perfect recipe. You will leave feeling festive and full of holiday spirit.

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Quotes / Reviews

“VocalEssence is one of the granddaddies of Christmas concertizing in these parts. The organization, propelled by the musically insatiable curiosity of its founder, Philip Brunelle, has thrived…by convincing audiences that vocal music is not for the timid.”—Minnpost

“There’s no better way to welcome Christmas than with Welcome Christmas.”—Classical MPR

“Guaranteed to make holiday spirits brighter.”—Star Tribune

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