Dec
3
8:15 AM08:15

Unity Minneapolis Choir

The Unity Minneapolis Choir and Band - 2016

The Unity Minneapolis Choir and Band - 2016

 Join us at any of the 3 Sunday services: 8:15, 9:45, 11:30.  

Unity Minneapolis is located at 4000 Golden Valley Rd, Golden Valley MN 55422

  I have been honored to lead this choir since 2008 with our wonderful band;                                      Lori Dokken (piano), David Berget (bass), Peter Hennig (drums). 

Join us as we Minister through Song

 Positive Thought, Inclusive Community, and the Divine in Every One of us!

 

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Dec
16
7:00 PM19:00

Jazz @ St. Barney's Concert Series

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Join me and Lori Dokken as we whip up Christmas like no other!  From TV's fav's to the beauty of tradition, (with a little Katherine Hepburn's "Who-ville" in the midst.)  Trust me, you will leave with a smile and a little Cindy Loo-who in your heart! :)  

Jazz@StBarney’s

The 2017-2018 season of Jazz@StBarney’s offers fourteen Saturday evenings of great jazz by some of the finest jazz artists in the Twin Cities.

Admission is always $10 adults, $7 Twin City Jazz Society members and $5 students (SBCA students admitted free).

All programs begin at 7 p.m. (unless otherwise noted) and last 60-75 minutes.  Seating is generally at tables, so you can easily enjoy the free snacks, lemonade and coffee provided. It’s a casual concert experience, good for both performers and audiences.

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Dec
17
8:15 AM08:15

Unity Minneapolis Choir

The Unity Minneapolis Choir and Band - 2016

The Unity Minneapolis Choir and Band - 2016

 Join us at any of the 3 Sunday services: 8:15, 9:45, 11:30.  

Unity Minneapolis is located at 4000 Golden Valley Rd, Golden Valley MN 55422

  I have been honored to lead this choir since 2008 with our wonderful band;                                      Lori Dokken (piano), David Berget (bass), Peter Hennig (drums). 

Join us as we Minister through Song

 Positive Thought, Inclusive Community, and the Divine in Every One of us!

 

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Feb
10
7:00 PM19:00

Taking a Chance On Love - the Capri Theater

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Join me as I celebrate great love stories and sing WONDERFUL songs of love from the Great American Songbook.  The Capri Theater, February 10th, 7pm and February 11th, 3pm.  I'm joined by the wonderful Wolverines Trio - Jendeen Forberg, Rick Carlson, Steve Pikal.  Songs you love, new songs and old songs brought together with one thing in mind.  Love, people - all you need is love! And of course, we will Swing it!

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Aug
17
to Aug 24

Circle Songs at the Omega Institute

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Consider a weeklong getaway at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck NY.  Consider singing in community with people of all ages from around the world.  It is life-changing, and it's happening again...  Bobby McFerrin and Faculty lead this journey Visit the Omega Website for more information.  (Details should arrive on the website soon.)

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Nov
12
8:15 AM08:15

Unity Minneapolis Choir

The Unity Minneapolis Choir and Band - 2016

The Unity Minneapolis Choir and Band - 2016

 Join us at any of the 3 Sunday services: 8:15, 9:45, 11:30.  

Unity Minneapolis is located at 4000 Golden Valley Rd, Golden Valley MN 55422

  I have been honored to lead this choir since 2008 with our wonderful band;                                      Lori Dokken (piano), David Berget (bass), Peter Hennig (drums). 

Join us as we Minister through Song

 Positive Thought, Inclusive Community, and the Divine in Every One of us!

 

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Oct
29
6:00 PM18:00

Birthday Club with Dan Chouinard - the Dunsmore Room

Dan and I will celebrate in song such greats as: Julie Andrew, Don Maclean, John Lennon, Thelonious Monk, Paul Simon, Laura Nyro, Bobby Troup, Grace Slick...  Yikes - fun tribute!  Join us in the Dunsmore Room at Crooners Bar & Lounge.  Sunday, October 29th, 6-8 pm.  Plan on dinner - it's a great menu!  See you there...

Dan and I will celebrate in song such greats as: Julie Andrew, Don Maclean, John Lennon, Thelonious Monk, Paul Simon, Laura Nyro, Bobby Troup, Grace Slick...  Yikes - fun tribute!  Join us in the Dunsmore Room at Crooners Bar & Lounge.  Sunday, October 29th, 6-8 pm.  Plan on dinner - it's a great menu!  See you there...

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Oct
29
8:15 AM08:15

Unity Minneapolis Choir

The Unity Minneapolis Choir and Band - 2016

The Unity Minneapolis Choir and Band - 2016

 Join us at any of the 3 Sunday services: 8:15, 9:45, 11:30.  

Unity Minneapolis is located at 4000 Golden Valley Rd, Golden Valley MN 55422

  I have been honored to lead this choir since 2008 with our wonderful band;                                      Lori Dokken (piano), David Berget (bass), Peter Hennig (drums). 

Join us as we Minister through Song

 Positive Thought, Inclusive Community, and the Divine in Every One of us!

 

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Oct
1
8:15 AM08:15

Unity Minneapolis Choir

The Unity Minneapolis Choir and Band - 2016

The Unity Minneapolis Choir and Band - 2016

 Join us at any of the 3 Sunday services: 8:15, 9:45, 11:30.  

Unity Minneapolis is located at 4000 Golden Valley Rd, Golden Valley MN 55422

  I have been honored to lead this choir since 2008 with our wonderful band;                                      Lori Dokken (piano), David Berget (bass), Peter Hennig (drums). 

Join us as we Minister through Song

 Positive Thought, Inclusive Community, and the Divine in Every One of us!

 

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Sep
19
7:00 PM19:00

Fall 2017 Vocal Workshop

Attention All Singers!
The Tuesday Night Vocal Workshop
starts again!

September 19th, 2017

For more than 12 years, Judi Vinar and Lori Dokken have teamed up to lead a wonderful 8 week workshop for singers. Whether you are a beginner or professional, this workshop is a place to try something new, hone your singing skills, and discover the infinite possibilities of your voice in a fun, safe and supportive environment.

Tuesdays, 7–9pm, September 19th – November 14th at
The Townhouse Piano Lounge 1415 University Ave. W. in St. Paul
www.townhousebar.com
COST:
$350.00 per student. Includes: Practice Audio tracks, two 15 minute private coachings, and a live performance on November 18th, 7pm.
Payment must be received by September 10th.
No Audition required. For more information and to register, email
judivinar@gmail.com 12 Student maximum - 10 Student minimum - register as soon as possible! 

 

Comments on the Workshop from former students...

I love, love , love, LOVED the workshop! It was so well framed. It was great to pick one song and be given another from Lori, and to benefit from the two 15-minute individual sessions. The lessons at the beginning of each class were informative and applicable to all the songs. It was great to be able to benefit from your coaching of others. Your coaching was so fluid, based on the needs of each singer. Best of all was the positive, supportive, fun environment that you established from the beginning of the 1st session. – David Reid

Excellent workshop that provided benefit for both new singers and more experienced singers. The individual attention paid to each member and their growth areas in the context of the larger group was a great benefit for all. The group itself was also extremely supportive of one another—we all empathized each other’s hurdles and celebrated each other’s successes. One of the KEY factors to the success of the workshop was the “safe environment/laboratory” that the class provided. – Gregg Peterson

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Aug
18
to Aug 25

Circle Songs with Bobby McFerrin

7 Beautiful days of Improvised Singing in Community - transforming!

7 Beautiful days of Improvised Singing in Community - transforming!

Bobby McFerrin, Rhiannon, Dave Worm, Joey Blake, Christianne Karam, Karen Goldfeder, Tiago Grade, Zuza Goncalves and I lead singers from around the world in Circle Songs, built in the moment, in the air, in the spirit.  Join us for 7 days of glorious music, be ready for and experience of a lifetime...

August 18th Through 25th.  Link to more information:

https://www.eomega.org/workshops/circlesongs-0#-workshop-video-block

 

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Jul
21
8:00 PM20:00

Lori Dokken Presents "A Tribute to the Disco Divas"

Back By Popular Demand!

Back By Popular Demand!

(Pictured) Patty Peterson, Lori Dokken, Debbie Duncan, (me) and Rachel Holder-Hennig are planning to raise the Disco Ball at the Chanhassen this July with our tribute to those wonderful Diva's from the era of the Fevuh!  Two nights at 8pm.  We sold out last year's show, so I do recommend getting your tix as soon as possible!

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Apr
1
8:00 PM20:00

We're having a Hootenanny!

Lori and I are going full circle!  We're reaching back to the days (well, of this picture!) and tunes we did way back when.  We're pulling out our guitars, cajon, and dulcimer as well.  Join us for an evening of great memories in song.  And, please, sing along!  We're at the Townhouse Piano Lounge on April 1st from 8-11pm.  The adventure ensues!  A guaranteed night to remember :) http://www.townhousebar.com

Lori and I are going full circle!  We're reaching back to the days (well, of this picture!) and tunes we did way back when.  We're pulling out our guitars, cajon, and dulcimer as well.  Join us for an evening of great memories in song.  And, please, sing along!  We're at the Townhouse Piano Lounge on April 1st from 8-11pm.  The adventure ensues!  A guaranteed night to remember :)

http://www.townhousebar.com

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Mar
26
6:00 PM18:00

Dan Chouinard's "Birthday Club" at Crooners

Dan Chouinard and I will pay homage to many artists who's birthdays land in the month of March, including: Elton John, Roger Daltrey, Astrud Gilberto, Bobby McFerrin, George Benson, Karen Carpenter, Mickey Dolenz, Neil Sedaka, Aretha Franklin and many many more!  Join us in the Dunsmore Room at Crooners for a wonderful evening of song and tribute. http://www.croonersloungemn.com/reservations/

Dan Chouinard and I will pay homage to many artists who's birthdays land in the month of March, including:

Elton John, Roger Daltrey, Astrud Gilberto, Bobby McFerrin, George Benson, Karen Carpenter, Mickey Dolenz, Neil Sedaka, Aretha Franklin and many many more!  Join us in the Dunsmore Room at Crooners for a wonderful evening of song and tribute.

http://www.croonersloungemn.com/reservations/

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Dec
19
7:00 PM19:00

Christmas With Friends! in the Dunmore Room

A little vintage photo of Lori and I - no glasses and no grays! 

A little vintage photo of Lori and I - no glasses and no grays! 

Join Lori Dokken and Judi Vinar for a festive night of cheer!  Get ready for your favorite holiday selections, and raise the rooftop to celebrate the season! As we like to say - "Friends don't let friends sing alone..."

Call (763) 571-9020 for tickets or click below:

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2676390

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Nov
11
to Nov 12

The Wolverines Big Band Dance

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The Wolverines Classic Jazz Orchestra will provide live music for the James Ballentine VFW's Season Opener - 40's celebration!  9-10 pm. (Dinner at 7pm for VFW members.) Alex Rossi plays at 10:30.  Admission is free!  See you there...

 

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Nov
6
7:00 PM19:00

The Birthday Club with Dan Chouinard

ON SUNDAY NIGHTS, DAN CHOUINARD BRINGS IN A STELLAR GUEST SINGER TO TOAST THE MUSIC BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES OF THE MONTH. SOME FAMILIAR, SOME NOT, ALL WORTH CELEBRATING. A DOSE OF HISTORY NO PREREQUISITES OR HOMEWORK REQUIRED, SINGING ALONG OPTIONAL.

ON SUNDAY NIGHTS, DAN CHOUINARD BRINGS IN A STELLAR GUEST SINGER TO TOAST THE MUSIC BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES OF THE MONTH. SOME FAMILIAR, SOME NOT, ALL WORTH CELEBRATING. A DOSE OF HISTORY NO PREREQUISITES OR HOMEWORK REQUIRED, SINGING ALONG OPTIONAL.

Tickets: $10 - show only  $35 - dinner  Call (763) 571-9020 or visit the website.

http://www.croonersloungemn.com/main-music-calendar/2016/11/6/the-birthday-club-with-dan-chouinard-feat-a-special-guest

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Oct
16
5:00 PM17:00

Painting Joni Mitchell - Ordway Center for the Arts

Celebrate the music of a master–the incredible Joni Mitchell–with an evening of some of her greatest works. Hailed by Rolling Stone as “One of the greatest songwriters ever” and a self-described “painter derailed by circumstance,” Joni’s music paints social and environmental issues using a poetic style as well as addressing the universal feelings of romantic longing, loss, disillusion, and joy.

A nine-time Grammy award winner, along with seven other nominations, Ms. Mitchell’s music blazed new trails in the industry with her unique open tunings, alternative harmonic structure, and lyrical styling that touches the hearts of all who hear it. Her songs have been recorded by a diverse collection of artists, including: Prince, Annie Lennox, K.D Lang, Elvis Costello, Cassandra Wilson, James Taylor, and Bjork.

Joining producer, pianist, and vocalist Lori Dokken on stage will be vocalists Judi Vinar, Rachel Holder Hennig, and Jacy Smith along with Pete Hennig on drums, Jeff Bailey on bass, and Dan Caton on guitar.

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Aug
19
to Aug 26

Bobby McFerrin's "Circlesongs" Improvisation Workshop - Omega Institute

  • Omega Institute - Rhinebeck, NY (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Since 2005, I've had the joy and honor of teaching with my mentor Bobby McFerrin, and friends/colleagues Rhiannon, Christianne Karam, Joey Blake, Dave Worm, and Karen Goldfeder at "Circlesongs", a week-long feast of improvisation with singers from all over the globe.  Consider joining us for this life-changing, voice-raising event!  

http://www.eomega.org/workshops/circlesongs-1#-block-views-teachers-block-1

 

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Aug
10
7:00 PM19:00

Vicki Mountain, Lucia Newell and Judi - A Night of Original Music!

Just dial 763 - 571 - 9020 or go to the website (above) to get ready for a great night of song!  I am joining the fabulous Vicki Mountain and Lucia Newell as we share our own compositions - a variety of voices and songs in one night!  The Dunsmore is a wonderful addition to the Twin Cities - a listening room, a great meal, a beautiful setting.  Don't miss this one - time opportunity!

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