Deep Roots: VocalEssense WITNESS

This show is open to high school and middle school students.


Students and families can choose from the following times:

  • Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 4:30pm


Orchestra Hall
1111 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55403

About the Show

Join us as we honor the deep musical roots from which VocalEssence WITNESS sprang 30 years ago. Guiding you on the journey through spirituals, jazz, gospel, and soul will be homegrown artists—singers, actors, dancers—including two-time Billboard Gospel chart-topper Jovonta Patton and a special 30th Anniversary Community Choir. Continuing our commitment to include new voices on stage, the concert will include a world premiere arrangement of the spiritual “Witness” by Joel Thompson.

This show is appropriate for all ages.


If you do not have access to a ride, call Project Success and we can provide transportation for you. Please let us know if you need a ride when you make your reservation. We will need at least 2 days’ notice to set up transportation.

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Request Tickets Online

or call Project Success at (612) 874-7710

This show is open to high school and middle school students.

Invited students can pick up tickets at the Project Success table in the lobby of the theater on the dates of the performances. Please arrive 20 minutes before the show to pick up your tickets. Each student/family may receive up to 4 FREE tickets.

Thank you to Project Success theater partner, VocalEssence, for providing tickets to students at no cost.


  • The idea behind the term “deep roots” is that we all have a history to draw inspiration and wisdom from. In fact, as we are all complex individuals with several layers of identity, we might say we have multiple histories to “root” ourselves in. How do you think this relates to music? What role has music played in our cultural histories?

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A Sample of the Music