VocalEssence joins forces with a collective of Twin Cities-based artists—actors, dancers, storytellers, and musicians—to present songs and stories centering on pivotal figures and landmark events of the Civil Rights Movement. Become part of the journey to “keep your eyes on the prize and hold on.” Experience the weaving of stories that connect past struggles to the present pursuit of an equitable future for all. Lift your voice to commit to continue the legacy of those who fought for freedom, as we march towards racial justice.

You might enjoy this performance if you loved: 

VocalEssence: Welcome Christmas, Let Freedom Ring, the Amplifying Solidarity Series.

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  • First Year/Free Ticket for new UMN students and staff/faculty
  • $5 off for students and many others
  • Children 17 and under: 50% off base price, always
  • $30 under 30: 2 tickets per valid ID + one free beverage per ticket
  • 20% off tickets for groups of 10 or more   

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Quotes / Reviews

“A WITNESS Concert is a beautiful thing, uplifting and inspiring.”—MinnPost

“VocalEssence, one of the Twin Cities’ premier singing ensembles, has shone a light on African American musical genius and ingenuity through its WITNESS concert.”—Star Tribune

2024-25 Season Image with Dance Theatre of Harlem

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This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

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