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VocalEssence Witness: Leading with Love

Start time 2024-03-17 4:00 pm
Finished Time 2024-03-17 6:00 pm
Address Orchestra Hall, 1111 Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis MN

Beloved vocal activist, soulful singer, and composer Melanie DeMore returns to Minnesota using her music as what she calls “a weapon of mass connection.” Featuring music by Damien Geter, Marques Garrett, Joel Thompson, and songs from the African diaspora, WITNESS: Leading with Love is the place to hear Melanie and VocalEssence share the world premiere performance of an extended work co-created through conversation and stick-pounding workshops with Twin Cities community members. This impassioned call for the revival of love, the rebirth of peace, and the emergence of a community where violence ceases will challenge us all to “put one foot in front of the other and lead with love.”

Six singers from the Sabathani Vintage Voices will join their voices with the VocalEssence Chorus, Ensemble Singers, and our youth choir SOTA on the second half of the concert in performing songs by Melanie DeMore. The first half will feature performances of works by contemporary African American composers including Marques Garrett, Ysaye Barnwell, Alicia Lee, B.E. Boykin, and more.

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