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Portraint photo of Moira Smiley holding a banjo

Singing the World Awake

Fri May 12, 2023 7:30pm

Ordway Concert Hall

~1 hour 45 min plus intermission

Awaken your spirit with the sounds and colors of performances by the VocalEssence Chorus, Ensemble Singers, and Singers Of This Age. Experience sounds from near and far, exploring music of Denmark, Haiti, Mexico, the United States, and more, featuring composer and guest artist, Moira Smiley, whose style has been described as genre bending “mixing Bartok with street-singing.” This inspiring music will leave you feeling the joy of singing together.

Please note: The Orchestra Hall Box Office is pleased to provide ticket services for this event. The Minnesota Orchestra does not perform on this program. All artists, programs, prices, dates and times are subject to change. Prices listed include a non-discountable $4 facility fee. There are no service charges for in-person transactions at Orchestra Hall. There is a $5 service charge per transaction for all phone and online orders. 

As of 10:00am on Friday, May 12th, tickets will be unavailable online and can be purchased at the door beginning one hour prior to concert start time.  

VocalEssence is closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic as it evolves and adhering to all health and safety recommendations put forth by the Minnesota Department of Health, as well as any health and safety protocols in place at our concert venues. Our 2022-2023 Season protocols will be posted at https://www.vocalessence.org/covid-19-updates/ and are subject to change based on changing conditions. If you have any questions, contact VocalEssence at info@vocalessence.org.

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