WE RISE: VocalPoint sings with Sounds of Blackness!

WE RISE with people and wordsVocalPoint uses the power of people, art, and collaboration to tell the stories of organizations doing life-changing work.  We shine a spotlight on important issues such as youth homelessness, the immigrant experience, and sex trafficking.  We give 100% of performance-driven donations to a worthy cause that will make a dramatic impact in everyday lives. We have worked with such gifted musicians as Maria Jette, Jearlyn Steele, Copper Street Brass Quintet, and Peter Mayer.

Our programs are multi-sensory collaborations that are unlike any other choral concerts.  In our six seasons, we have supported the work of Open Arms of MinnesotaAvenues for Homeless Youth, Neighborhood House, The Advocates for Human RightsUpstream Arts and One Heartland. Highlights include hosting panels of the AIDS Quilt, singing with the Youth Chorale of Central Minnesota, being dazzled by the puppets of In the Heart of the Beast, and singing to the breathtaking choreography of Zenon Dance Company. We’ve commissioned pieces by Abbie Betinis and Joan Szymko, and had the honor of premiering pieces by Elizabeth Alexander and Abbie Betinis.

2018 concerts:  WE RISE!

Featuring the 85-voice VocalPoint and Sounds of Blackness; Benefiting Twin Cities R!SE: Building Careers, Empowering Lives, Ending Poverty.

At the concerts, a free-will donation will be collected, 100% of which benefits Twin Cities R!SE.

Tickets:
$15 in advance (from a chorus member or on-line)
$20 at the door
$5 student (age 5 and up).  We do not recommend our concerts for children under the age of 5.

Twin Cities R!SE assists individuals in poverty on the path to long-term and stable employment. Their coaches provide one-on-one support, partnering with participants for a year after they’ve landed their new jobs. They focus on long term results  with 81% of graduates staying at their jobs after one year, nearly twice the national average.

Join us as we sing along with Grammy Award-winning Sounds of Blackness. From Jazz and Blues to Rock & Roll, R&B, Gospel, Spirituals, HipHop, Reggae, and Soul, they bring uplifting messages of hope, unity, love, and peace for all humankind.

2018 Concerts:
Saturday, Feb. 10 at 4 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 11 at 4 p.m.
Central Presbyterian Church
500 Cedar Street, Downtown St. Paul

For parking and more info: Parking and directions

Concerts are at Central Presbyterian Church, a wheelchair-accessible venue, in downtown St. Paul.  VocalPoint offers concert programs and any of our public materials in alternative formats (such as large print, braille, electronic file, etc.) upon request — with 3 weeks notice. Contact info@vocalpointchorus.org for more information or to make a request.

Tickets are available on-line, from a chorus member (no fees) or at the door.

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