Caritas Vocal Ensemble concert to benefit VSA Minnesota

Save June 2 on your calendar for an early summer concert that will benefit VSA Minnesota!

Caritas Vocal Ensemble will perform an a cappella concert on Sunday afternoon, June 2 from 2:30 to 5:00 PM at Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4150 Dupont Avenue North, Minneapolis.

Singing in a church sanctuary are 4 women in purple and 4 men in black.

Caritas Vocal Ensemble

Since 2002 Caritas has sung beautiful music with 85 percent of the proceeds given to non-profits that provide basic human services (like the arts!) to individuals. Audiences who make donations are treated to a delightful mix of sacred and secular, traditional, contemporary and culturally diverse selections performed by men and women who have a passion for singing — and who desire to make a difference in the world.

Caritas will be joined for a portion of the concert by the Salem choir and by 2018 VSA Young Soloists winner Madeline Sheard from Maple Grove.

Young woman with long brown hair holds the neck of a cello

Cellist Madeline Sheard

Madeline, who has a hearing loss, has studied cello with Mina Fisher, the Artaria Chamber Music School and the Bowdoin International Music Festival in Maine. In addition to winning Schubert Club, Thursday Musical, and Classical Minnesota Public Radio’s MN Varsity Competitions, she has performed solo with the LaCrosse Symphony Orchestra and the Salon se Lève Young Artist Concert Series. Sheard toured internationally as principal cellist of the Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies in 2018 before entering the University of Southern California as a freshman.

ASL Interpreting, Audio Description and Open Captioning will be provided upon request in advance.
A reception with refreshments will be provided by the church choir. For more information, go to the Caritas or Or call 612-332-3888 or email

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