Join the organizations that support The Providence Singers
The Providence Singers gratefully acknowledges the corporations, foundations and agencies that support our work.
The New England Foundation for the Arts
NEFA provided support for a “Meet the Composer” session with Trevor Westin at The Providence Singers’ world première of Weston’s Ma’at Musings in February 2005. NEFA also helped fund the March 2007 “American Masterpieces” festival of choral music. Most recently, the New England States Touring Program of the New England Foundation for the Arts is supporting the March 2012 collaboration of the Providence Singers and Chorus Pro Musica, with performances of Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem in Boston and Providence. The New England States Touring Program is made possible by funding from the National endowment for the Arts Regional Touring Program and the six New England state arts agencies.
Rhode Island State Council on the Arts
RISCA has helped support The Providence Singers with public funds for more than a decade. RISCA is charged by the Rhode Island General Assembly to stimulate public interest and participation in the arts and to serve as the liaison to the state arts community.
The Rhode Island Foundation began its support for the Singers in May 1998, helping to fund the Providence performance of Mendelssohn’s Elijah. A 12-month non-profit leadership fellowship from the Rhode Island Foundation and the Foundation’s support for capacity building helped initiate and sustain sustain a decade of successful growth and development for The Providence Singers. Through a “New Works” grant, the Foundation helped support the commission and première of Trevor Weston’s Ma’at Musings in February 2005.
Citizens Bank supports all subscription concerts of the Providence Singers as the 2010-11 lead advertiser.
The National endowment for the Arts
Through its “American Masterpieces” program, the NEA has made it possible for The Providence Singers to present a regional choral festival in March 2007. The $50,000 matching grant was The Singers’ first significant grant at the federal level. NEA support helped fund the Singers’ commercial recording of Lucas Foss’s The Prairie.
The Carter Family Charitable Trust
The Junior Providence Singers, an auditioned chorus for some of the region’s most talented high school choral singers, receives support from the Carter Family Charitable Trust. The “JPS,” a collaborative program with the Music School of the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra, is among The Providence Singers’ most important educational initiatives.
By providing scholarship support for the Singers’ educational programs, the Ocean State Charities Trust helps ensure that tuition will never be a barrier to full participation in The Junior Providence Singers for any qualified high school singer.
The June Rockwell Levy Foundation
The Levy Foundation supported the November 2001 concert, which included the world première of Carlyle Sharpe’s Proud Music of the Storm. Since then, the Foundation has provided support for the Junior Providence Singers, the February 2005 “New Music for a New Age” concert, a new audiences grant for the Woonsocket performance of Rachmaninoff’ Vespers in June 2006, and the Gershwin (2008), “Ecstasies Above” (2009), Mozart Requiem (2010), and Carmina/Galbraith (2011) concerts.
Fidelity Investments began its support of the Providence Singers in the 2006-07 season by sponsoring the November performance of J.S. Bach’s B-minor Mass and the March 3 and 4 concerts of the “American Masterpieces” festival.
Merrill Lynch was the concert sponsor for The Providence Singers’ November 5, 2005, performance of the Verdi Requiem and became the lead advertiser for the 2006-07 season.
The National Arts Marketing Project
The National Arts Marketing Project’s Advanced Training Program has helped The Providence Singers develop marketing expertise and carry out new marketing projects. The program is offered through the Arts and Business Council of Americans for the Arts and is made possible by a grant from the American Express Company.
The Champlin Foundations
Between 1996 and 2006, the Providence Singers expanded its program by more than 50 percent, becoming a performing chorus of nearly 120 voices. An equipment grant from the Champlin Foundations allowed The Singers to reconfigure its risers to accommodate the larger chorus and consider a wider array of performance venues.
World Cultural Tours
World Cultural Tours provided support for the conductors workshop during the March 3-4, 2007, NEA-sponsored “American Masterpieces” choral festival in Providence.