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Choral Arts New England Awards Ceremony: Saturday, October 23

Choral Arts New England held its annual Awards Ceremony on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 4 p.m. in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Due to public health-related space restrictions, attendance at the event is by invitation only. However, the ceremony will be available for streaming live and available for later viewing on YouTube (linked on the Choral Arts YouTube channel).

Phoenix Award Honors Choral Resilience In Pandemic

New England choruses have been severely tested in the past 18 months, and they have responded with tenacity and ingenuity. This year, Choral Arts New England decided to highlight some of the choruses who have made notable accomplishments during the pandemic by instituting a special Phoenix Award. The award particularly recognized continuing to make music in some way; engaging membership and the community; being creative, visionary and resourceful; contributing to artistic well-being; keeping musicians and/or staff employed; and providing educational opportunities.

2021 Alfred Nash Patterson Grant Recipients Announced

Choral Arts New England has announced the funding of 10 grants, for a total of $13,000, starting in 2021. The funded projects were selected from 46 proposals received. Last year, 51 applications were received and $13,500 was given in grants. The grant recipients, listed alphabetically, are Classical Uprising (Portland, Maine), Coro Allegro (Boston, Mass.), Ensemble Altera (Johnston, R.I.), The Keene Chorale (Keene, N.H.), The Main Street Children's Choir (New Britain, Conn.), Metropolitan Chorale (Brookline, Mass.), Renaissance Men (Westwood, Mass.), Schoodic Arts for All (Winter Harbor, Maine), Solaris Vocal Ensemble (Essex Junction, Vt.), and Worcester Children's Chorus (Worcester, Mass.).

CANE Newsletter: February 2021

Project Grant Deadline Approaching

CANE is still accepting project grants due on February 28. There are some special criteria in this unusual year encouraging immediate artistic responses to this moment in history. For more information click here.

Emergency Grant Success Story

“The Journey Song Singers of New Hampshire wish to thank CANE for providing a grant of $500 to enable us to continue and expand our hospice bedside singing work during the pandemic. We leveraged our grant and were able to deliver more than 27 CD players to 14 different facilities where residents can now enjoy…

CANE Newsletter: December 2020

COVID Emergency Grants Announced

In this extraordinary time of need, CANE has offered twenty emergency grants of $500 dollars each to ensembles throughout New England. Choral Arts New England Emergency Grants are a special initiative to provide immediate assistance to organizations experiencing difficulty due to circumstances related to COVID-19. “We received close to 60 applications from choral organizations and our final decisions were focused on those smaller organizations for whom the grant would have the most impact,” said Gregory Brown, CANE’s board chair. Click here to see the list…

CANE Newsletter: November 2020

One Week Left:
Emergency Grants Program Open Through Nov 15

The CoViD-19 crisis has had an enormous impact on choral organizations and Choral Arts New England is proud to support our choral communities as they weather these uncertain times. Choral Arts New England Emergency Grants are a special initiative to provide immediate assistance to organizations experiencing difficulty due to circumstances related to COVID-19. Applications will be accepted via our online application form until 11:59 p.m. on November 15, 2020. In addition, we expect to continue offering Alfred Nash Patterson…

CANE Newsletter: October 2020

CANE Presents: Beyond Diversifying Repertoire

It is easier than ever for the choral community to explore diverse programming options, but a database of repertoire that satisfies certain criteria is good only insofar as concert programmers understand how best to use it, and understand why a diversity of perspectives is important in the first place. CANE presents two online conversations around topics of diversity, equity and inclusion within classical music. Topics may include: What does it mean to program diversely? How can music be centered (or decentered) on a particular race or

CANE Newsletter: September 2020

CANE Conversations

Join us on Sunday, September 6 at 2pm (EST) for a panel discussion of Grants During a Time of Crisis. We will speak with grant-makers and grant-writers about their experiences over the last 6 months and about their hopes and concerns going forward. There will be time for question and answer with the audience. This is the third in a series of ongoing CANE Conversations covering current topics for choral musicians. Keep an eye out for our fourth installment on topics of race and culture in choral music, slated for late September or early October.

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2020 Alfred Nash Patterson Grant Recipients Named

Choral Arts New England has announced the funding of 13 grants, for a total of $13,500, in the 2020–2021 season. The funded projects were selected from 51 proposals received. Last year, 52 applications were received and $13,650 was given in grants. The grant recipients are Cappella Clausura (Newtonville, Mass.), CONCORA (Hartford, Conn.), Concord Chorus (Concord, Mass.), Counterpoint (Montpelier, Vt.), Emmanuel Music (Boston, Mass.), Grand Monadnock Youth Choirs (Peterborough, N.H.), Handel and Haydn Society (Boston, Mass.), Hartford Chorale (Hartford, Conn.), Music on the Hill (Wilton, Conn.), Providence Singers (Providence, R.I.), Una Voce Chamber Choir (Bath, Maine), Voices of Concinnity (Mansfield Center, Conn.), and Wescustago Youth Chorale (Yarmouth, Maine).