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Osmo Vänskä /// Music Director

A Cappella Groups Invited to Compete for a Chance to Sing at Vocalosity Concert at Orchestra Hall

“Aca-Performance of a Lifetime” contest will provide one a cappella ensemble the opportunity to perform onstage at Vocalosity concert on January 31, 2016

Two a cappella groups will be chosen to perform in the lobby of Orchestra Hall prior to the concert


Minnesota a cappella ensembles are invited to compete in Vocalosity’s “Aca-Performance of a Lifetime” Contest, for the opportunity to sing onstage as the opening act at Vocalosity: The Aca-Perfect Concert Experience on January 31, 2016, at Orchestra Hall. In addition, two runner-up ensembles will be chosen to sing in the lobby of Orchestra Hall that evening, as part of the Minnesota Orchestra’s OH+ concert enhancement program.

Contestants should create a one- to two-minute video recording of their a cappella group performing any contemporary song and upload the video to YouTube, making the link either public or unlisted. Contestants must email the YouTube link to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The YouTube links will also be shared on the official Vocalosity YouTube channel. Three finalist videos will be selected by members of the Minnesota Orchestra staff; with the creative team at Vocalosity determining the winning group.

The deadline for submissions is December 14, 2015. The winner and two runner-up ensembles will be announced in early January 2016. Questions about Vocalosity’s “Aca-Performance of a Lifetime” contest at Orchestra Hall can be directed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Vocalosity is an all-new concert event from the creative mind of artistic producer Deke Sharon (The Sing-Off and Pitch Perfect), featuring twelve dynamic vocalists in unique a cappella arrangements of chart-topping hits.

The concert is held at Orchestra Hall in downtown Minneapolis on Sunday, January 31, at 7 p.m., with tickets priced from $25 to $60. Tickets are available at minnesotaorchestra.org and by phone at 612-371-5656. Please note that the Minnesota Orchestra does not perform as part of this program.

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TICKET PURCHASING INFORMATION

Subscription packages and individual tickets can be purchased online at minnesotaorchestra.org, or by calling 612-371-5656 (612-371-5642 for subscriptions) or 800-292-4141. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Orchestra Hall Box Office, 1111 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis (open Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and beginning two hours before all ticketed performances); and at the Minnesota Orchestra Administrative Office, International Centre, 5th floor, 920 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis (open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.). For more information, call 612-371-5656, or visit minnesotaorchestra.org. For subscriptions, call 612-371-5642 or visit minnesotaorchestra.org/subscribe. For groups of 10 or more, call 612-371-5662.

All programs, artists, dates, times and prices subject to change. 

The Star Tribune is the Minnesota Orchestra’s media partner for the 2015-16 season.

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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