January 19, 2015

“Put some stank on it!”

We had such a great time with clinician Tesfa Wondemagegnehu, who came to do some work with us in preparation for our March "Beasts of the Northern Wild" concert series. The concerts will benefit Safe Hands Animal Rescue of Minnesota. Tesfa is Manager of Choral Activities at Classical Minnesota Public Radio; he travels around the state inspiring and promoting Minnesota's choral groups. What a fun night!

December 7, 2013

Aaaaaaaand… We’re Back!

Please join us in March at one (or more) of our four concerts!

December 31, 2011

InVoction on Indefinite Hiatus

After the conclusion of our 2011 season, the director and members of InVocation have decided to put the group on indefinite hiatus. Our thanks, however, is neverending — to all our concert attendees over the last 6 years — for your support of InVocation, our mission, and our charity partners.

If and when InVocation ever returns to performing, the best way to find out will be to add your name to our e-mail list!

Thanks again, everyone, for a great run!

December 8, 2010

Great Opening Weekend — Two Concerts to Go!

InVocation would like to send a grand shout-out to our fabulous audiences last weekend — together we’ve raised almost $1500 for House of Charity to provide meals for folks in need!

There are still two more concerts to go — come and join us to carve out an evening of peace in this season of frenzy. We promise good choral music, excellent bars and coffee, and the joy of doing good together.

Friday, December 10, 7:30 at Macalester Plymouth United Church [ map ]
Saturday, December 11, 7:30 at Annunciation Catholic Church [ map ]

We hope to see you there!

December 2, 2010

InVocation & House of Charity on “Coffee with KARE”

April 29, 2010

InVocation Auditioning Singers for 2010–2011 Season

Auditions for the 2010–2011 season will be held starting mid-May — CLICK HERE for full details!

May 4, 2009

First Two Concerts of 2009 Raise Close to $1600 for SHH

About 150 concertgoers not only enjoyed an eclectic musical program, but they also gave generously, raising $1595 for Second Harvest Heartland. That amounts to 14,355 pounds — over 7 tons! — of food to feed the hungry! Thank you, one and all for your support of our mission and our charity partner! Two concerts remain this season: May 8 & 9... We hope to see you there!

April 7, 2009

Article about InVocation at Twin Cities Daily Planet

Deb Pleasant wrote a wonderful article about us at the Twin Cities Daily Planet. Thanks, Deb!

March 19, 2008

Spring Concert Preview at Camden Music School

InVocation is pleased to be a part of Camden Music School’s “Free Second Saturday” concert series. On Saturday, April 12th at 3 p.m., we will be singing selections from our upcoming Spring Concert Series at Luther Memorial Lutheran Church in Minneapolis. The Free Second Saturday Concert Series is an opportunity to share music in the Camden Neighborhood as well as a fund raiser for the Camden Music School scholarship fund. We hope you will join us for this preview and support this worthy cause.

March 16, 2008

Spring 2008 Concert Series Info Now Online

Check out our “Concerts” page for all the details!

January 14, 2007

2007 Christmas Concert Series a Resounding Success

The donations have been tallied, and… (drumroll, please…) Our four Christmas Concerts in 2007 raised over $3600 for Feed My Starving Children! Thank you, one and all! Your generosity has provided approximately 22,812 meals to malnourished chldren worldwide!

January 14, 2008

InVocation Welcomes Another New Member…

…which means that our tenor section is finally complete! Mark Doerr actually joined InVocation officially in November of 2007 — but we didn’t think it was fair to make him learn all of our Christmas music in just a couple of weeks. However, some of you might have met him already, as he graciously offered to help pass out programs at many of our concerts last Christmas. Thanks again, Mark! We’re looking forward to a great Spring with you! Learn more about Mark on our “Singers” page.

August 6, 2007

“...and the Rockets’ Red Glare...”

InVocation had the pleasure of singing the national anthem August 6th at the St. Paul Saints game against the El Paso Diablos — and the Saints’ 6-2 win sent the Diablos scrambling home with their forked tail between their legs!

( COOL! Check us out on the Jumbo-Tron! )

August 1, 2007

InVocation Welcomes Its Newest Member

Michael Downs has joined InVocation's Bass section for the 2007-08 concert season. Welcome, Michael… We’re glad to have you aboard! Learn more about Michael on our “Singers” page.

June 3, 2007

Feed My Starving Children Charity Partner for 2007-08

Next year, InVocation will partner with Feed My Starving Children, a local organization that packs and sends nutritious meals to people in Guatemala, El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, Tanzania, and many other countries around the world. An entire meal from Feed My Starving Children costs just 15 cents — and 94% of their funds go directly into their food program! In 2005, nearly 75,000 volunteers packed more than 15 million meals. There are currently three sites where volunteers pack meals — in Brooklyn Park, Eagan, and Chanhassen — with plans to open five more sites by 2008. We are very excited about this upcoming partnership and hope concertgoers will be, too.

June 3, 2007

Spring Concerts Add to a Great Year

Our Spring concerts were attended by nearly 200 people and raised over $1800. That means, through the support of all InVocation concert attendees during our first year, a grand total of $4872 was raised for Loaves & Fishes — WOW! Thanks to everyone who contributed — and thanks to Loaves & Fishes for being such a great partner!

March 11, 2007

Spring 2007 Concert Series Details Now Online

Our Spring Concert repertoire has been finalized, and we’ve been working hard on some exciting music that we’re eager to share! And, this season, we’ve upped our performance schedule to FOUR concerts — PLUS, two “pre-season mini-concerts” — in some great venues across the Twin Cities metro area! Check out our “Concerts” page for all the details!

February 1, 2007

Loaves & Fishes On-Board for Spring!

We’re happy to announce that Loaves & Fishes has enthusiastically agreed to remain on as Charity Partner for our Spring 2007 Concert Series!

December 27, 2006

Final Advent Concert Brings Total to $2,435!

We are pleased to announce that our final Advent 2006 concert raised $875 for Loaves & Fishes!

Our thanks to Union Congregational UCC in St. Louis Park for graciously providing their sanctuary — beautifully decked out for Christmas — and for a warm reception following the concert.

All told, with the help of those who attended and donated at one (or more!) of our Advent concerts, we raised $2,435 — WOW! — which will help to feed and aid 975 people in the Twin Cities metro area!

December 10, 2006

Just Added… Song Samples!

Thinking of attending one of our concerts, but want to hear what we sound like first? Well, you’re in luck! We’ve just uploaded (.mp3 format) samples of a few of the stylistically-diverse songs from our Advent concert repertoire! Head over to our “Concerts” page and take a listen…

December 4, 2006

First Two Concerts — a Musical and Fiscal Success!

We are pleased to announce that in our premier weekend, InVocation raised over $1,550 for Loaves and Fishes! Both concerts were well attended, with a total of nearly 200 concert-goers. Comments from audience members included:

“Your harmonies were right on.”

“What delightful and fresh music.”

“The readings were so thought-provoking and reflective.”

“What a great way to welcome in Advent!”

Our thanks to Lake Nokomis Lutheran Church and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church for graciously providing beautiful sanctuaries for singing — and warm and delicious receptions following the concerts!

November 7, 2006

At Long Last… Group Photo!

Visited our homepage recently? You may have noticed one of our new, official group photos!
(And a big InVocation thank-you to Randy Dop for putting up with our “shenanigans” during the photo shoot!)

October 31, 2006

InVocation Welcomes Loaves & Fishes as Charity Partner!

Details of this exciting collaboration can be found on our “Charity” page!

October 25, 2006

Advent Concert Repertoire Added to the Website

Want to know what we'll be singing in our Advent concerts? Visit our “Concerts” page for details!

October 25, 2006

Singers’ Photos Added to the Website

Now there are faces to go along with the names — take a look at our updated “Singers” page!
(Photos courtesy of Becky’s husband Randy and Daniel’s partner Dennis — Thanks, guys!)

October 15, 2006

Singers’ Bios Added to the Website

Check out the new “who’s who” of InVocation on our “Singers” page! (photos coming soon)

October 9, 2006

“InVocationSingers.org” has Launched!

Check back frequently and watch our website grow...
Or, add your address to the InVocation e-mail list to receive notification of updates as they happen.

October 9, 2006

2006-2007 is our Premier Season

We’re off to a strong start with 12 fine vocalists and a solid Advent Concert program currently in rehearsal. A unique Spring Concert program is also in development and will be announced soon.

October 9, 2006

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