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About Us

Known - to be recognized, understood, or validated. Jer. 29:11

Known (/nōn/) - to be recognized, understood, or validated.

Jeremiah 29:11

Known, MPLS is an audition-based, Twin Cities community youth choir under the direction of Courtland Pickens. The choral ensemble was established, in the later part of 2019, as an extension of Voicez, Inc., a 501C, non-profit music organization striving to train and develop the next generation of singers and composers throughout the Twin Cities Area. We utilize performance-based music education to galvanize youth between the ages of 12-25 as agents of change by promoting self-esteem, leadership skills, cultural awareness, discipline and a commitment to excellence

Since its inception in late 2019, Known has had an opportunity to share the stage with some of the most prominent musical artists in the Twin Cities. Known has performed in a wide variety of venues. The choir joined the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra at the Ordway Theater and the Annual Music for the Holidays at the Minneapolis Armory. Live concerts have included the Minneapolis Urban League Gala and the MLK Breakfast at St. Cloud State University. Known has performed alongside Fred Hammond, Hezekiah Walker & Israel Houghton on the Festival of Praise Tour, and Shane & Shane for a National Live TV Broadcast. Known has recorded music with Kaycyy Pluto, Darnell Davis & Maya Buckner, as well as numerous events in local churches, high schools, and community centers. 

 

WE ARE KNOWN

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