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National Endowment for the Arts Awards More Than $27.6 Million Across Nation Includes $10,000 awarded to Houston Chamber Choir


National Endowment for the Arts Awards More Than $27.6 Million Across Nation Includes $10,000 awarded to Houston Chamber Choir

Houston, TX—In its first 50 years, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) awarded more than $5 billion in grants to recipients in every state and U.S. jurisdiction, the only arts funder in the nation to do so. Today, the NEA announced awards totaling more than $27.6 million in its first funding round of fiscal year 2016, including an Art Works award of $10,000 to Houston Chamber Choir to support the commissioning of a work and performance by the Christian McBride.

The Art Works category supports the creation of work and presentation of both new and existing work, lifelong learning in the arts, and public engagement with the arts through 13 arts disciplines or fields.

NEA Chairman Jane Chu said, “The arts are part of our everyday lives – no matter who you are or where you live – they have the power to transform individuals, spark economic vibrancy in communities, and transcend the boundaries across diverse sectors of society. Supporting projects like the one from Houston Chamber Choir offers more opportunities to engage in the arts every day.”

“We’re delighted to have such an outstanding jazz musician join the Houston chamber Choir for a performance of his groundbreaking work for choir and jazz trio.” –Lorenzo Martinez, Executive Director

The Chamber Choir’s 20th Anniversary season reaches its climactic finish in an evening of jazz with virtuoso bassist and four-time Grammy winner Christian McBride and his trio. The program’s centerpiece is the world premiere of Mr. McBride’s groundbreaking work for jazz ensemble and choir commissioned for this occasion by the Houston Chamber Choir. This performance takes place Sunday, May 22, 2016, 4:00 pm at the Cullen Theater, Wortham Theater Center, Houston, Texas 501 Texas Ave
Houston, TX 77002. For more information go to: HoustonChamberChoir.org.




 

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Christian McBride Trio

The Chamber Choir’s 20th Anniversary season reaches its climactic finish in an evening of jazz with virtuoso bassist and four-time Grammy winner Christian McBride and his trio. The program’s centerpiece is the world premiere of Mr. McBride’s groundbreaking work for jazz ensemble and choir commissioned for this occasion by the Houston Chamber Choir.

Concert sponsored by Charles Schwab & Co. Inc.
with additional support from The Cullen Trust for the Performing Arts





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