Grant History


  • Thetford Chamber Singers, celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Thetford Chamber Singers with commissioned works from Vermont composers Kathy Wonson Eddy and Roger Grow
  • Kearsarge Chorale, a performance of Handel’s Messiah under the auspices of the chorale’s new artistic director, Dr. Donald R. Cox
  • Springfield Community Chorus, a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Springfield Community Chorus and world premier of When Music Sounds by Zeke Hecker, and a collaboration with the Bennington Choral Society on the 4th movement of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony


  • Handel Society, for scholarships for student members to participate in the tour of the Baltics
  • Kearsarge Chorale, a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of legendary American choral conductor Robert Shaw


  • Handel Society, for an educational outreach performance of Anneliese with local schools


  • Valley Chords, to support a singing festival for young women
  • Ensemble Zephyrus, for a concert to introduce music by local composers and benefit the Vermont Independent School of the Arts
  • Kearsarge Chorale, for a concert featuring new music composed by their director


  • Springfield Community Chorus, to support two performances of Mozart’s Requiem Mass with soloists and orchestra
  • North Country Chordsmen, to support efforts to encourage young men to sing
  • Kearsarge Chorale, to underwrite a Benjamin Britten Centennial concert


  • Kearsarge Chorale, to present parts II and III of Handel’s Messiah to the community in a free concert, accompanied by soloists and a 16-piece chamber orchestra
  • Lyme Congregational Church Choir to host its third church choir festival, part of the 200th anniversary of the Meeting House
  • Cantabile, to hire a flutist to join in a performance that highlights women’s choral music and the musical versatility of the ensemble
  • Kearsarge Chorale, fund a free concert in tribute to the choral history of St. Olaf College, recognizing the 100th anniversary of this premier, pioneering American choir


  • Springfield Community Chorus, for two free performances of the Vivaldi Gloria
  • Evergreen Singers, a group that provides music for patients and families in life’s transitions, to provide a workshop for singers to strengthen their understanding of music directing for rehearsals and large group settings, music leading in homes and at bedsides, and effective roles for singers as they provide music for patient nearing the end of life and their families
  • Woodstock Area Jewish Community and the Congregation Shir Shalom, to hire soloists for a sing-along performance of Handel’s Judas Maccabaeus as a community outreach program
  • Lyme Congregational Church, to host a church choir festival
  • Hanover High School Music Department, for a commissioned choral piece by Travis Ramsey
  • United Church of Strafford, for a Strafford Community Chorus performance of Schubert’s Mass in G
  • Stevens High School in Claremont, to underwrite the cost of tickets for choral students to attend a professional performance of Grease


  • Bel Canto Chamber Singers, to hire instrumentalists for a performance of Bach’s Mass in B Minor
  • Kearsarge Chorale, to hire soloists and instrumentalists for a performance of Bach’s St. John Passion
  • Randolph Singers, to hire soloists and instrumentalists for a performance of Vivaldi’s Gloria
  • Sounding Joy, to hire instrumentalists for a concert
  • Newport Middle High School, to support a professional vocal coach to offer a workshop for NMHS chorus classes
  • Ray Elementary School, for a Native American flute player to perform with the 4th grade chorus during their spring concert to complement and enrich 4th graders’ study of Native American cultures


  • Hartland Community Arts and Hartland Community Chorus, to support a choral/vocal workshop
  • The Feminine Tone, to hire Vermont Symphony Orchestra string quartet for concerts
  • Thetford Chamber Singers, to support concert expenses
  • ProMusica Vermont, to support concert expenses


  • Cantabile, to support a series of concerts featuring Pegolesi’s Stabat Mater
  • Upper Valley Music Center, to underwrite the cost of organizing the UVMC choral library as part of a regional lending library
  • United Church of Strafford, to support a community performance of Vivaldi’s Gloria


  • Upper Valley Music Center, to support the 10th anniversary concert of the UVMC Youth Chorus
  • North Country Chordsmen, to support sending young men to the 2007 Harmony Explosion Camp


  • Sounding Joy!, to support community perfomances of Mozart’s Requiem, with Northsong of Newport
  • Bach Study Group, to purchase music for Bach’s Coffee Cantata