Famed choral group VocalEssence will open their 45th season with the U.S. premiere of Jonathan Dove’s “There Was a Child” on October 27th, 2013 at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis. In this unique performance, they will be joined by the St.Olaf Choir and the Northfield Youth Choir, and will be conducted by Philip Brunelle. Works by René Clausen, Rachmaninoff and others will share the bill. Arrive early for a pre-concert talk with John Birge and Mr. Dove! More information can be found on the VocalEssence website.