The application window for 2023 Alfred Nash Patterson grants will be January 1 - February 28, 2024. Grant decisions should be announced in April or May 2024.
Choral Arts New England is delighted to announce the funding of 13 project grants totaling $25,000, which exceeds our previous highest award total of $23,500 in the 2022 cycle. Award recipients represent choral organizations across New England, including from Connecticut, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts, and were chosen out of 42 applications.
Award recipients will be honored at our grant ceremony in the fall of 2023, and the projects are described below from excerpts of the applications. In addition, the name of the grant, if applicable, is listed next to the recipient’s name.
Congratulations to all our awardees, and please stay tuned for our next application cycle to open for 2024!
Our 2023 grants cycle has begun! Alfred Nash Patterson Grants have been awarded continuously since 1985, and have funded over 300 different projects to the tune of some $380,000. The grants support choral music in New England, and can be awarded to New England choruses, both volunteer and professional; parent organizations of New England choruses; and New England organizations that provide support to choral music.
As a result of our successful A Voice for Voices campaign, we are able to fund more projects at higher levels than ever before!
Our 2023 grants cycle begins soon! Alfred Nash Patterson Grants have been awarded continuously since 1985, and have funded over 220 different projects to the tune of some $280,000. The grants support choral music in New England, and can be awarded to New England choruses, both volunteer and professional; parent organizations of New England choruses; and New England organizations that provide support to choral music.
As a result of our successful Voice for Voices campaign, we are able to fund more projects at higher levels than ever before!
Choral Arts New England will hold its 38th annual Awards Ceremony on Saturday, November 5, 2022, at 4:00 p.m. at
South Congregational—First Baptist Church
90 Main Street
New Britain, CT 06051
All are welcome to attend. The ceremony will also be available for streaming live at www.youtube.com/c/SouthChurchNewBritainCT/streams, and available for later viewing on the Choral Arts New England YouTube channel.
Choral Arts New England is delighted to announce the funding of 14 Alfred Nash Patterson grants, for a total of $23,550, in the 2022 grant cycle. The total amount awarded this year is the largest in the history of the grants program, thanks to the continued success of the capital campaign, "A Voice for Voices". The campaign will continue to accept new pledges and donations through the middle of 2022.
Applications are now available for 2022 Alfred Nash Patterson Grants. To apply for a grant, complete the online form on or before the deadline of Monday, February 28, 2022. Located elsewhere on this website are full application instructions, information about last year's recipients, and a list of past recipients.
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).
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.).
As part of the 2020 "Voice for Voices" campaign, Choral Arts New England instituted a program of named grants, whereby major donors could designate a grant in honor of an individual or institution to commemorate their dedication to the choral arts. The named grant may highlight a particular aspect of choral music, consistent with the mission of Choral Arts New England. Recipients are selected by the Choral Arts New England grants committee, keeping in mind the focus requested by the donor.