Choral Arts New England Mourns Peter Bagley

Choral Arts New England joins the choral world in mourning the death of Dr. Peter Bagley, the recipient of our 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award.  Dr. Bagley was an inspiration to all, as teacher, conductor, arranger, mentor and friend.  He was a pathfinder for African-American choral conductors.  He shared the joy of great choral music with audiences everywhere, and earned the admiration of his colleagues and choristers.

2023 Alfred Nash Patterson Grant Recipients

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!

List Your Online Events!

The Choral Arts New England chorus calendar is now listing online events (webcasts, virtual concerts, webinars) that are of interest to the choral community. To list your event, use the online form and put the event link in the "Location/Address" box; you may leave the city/state/Zip fields blank. Events must take place at a certain date and time (since this is a calendar), but need not list a physical location.

“Choral music, especially serious choral music, is confrontational. Music is not here to please or to make us feel good. Nor is it here to soothe or to respond to our specific needs. Its power lies not in giving answers, but in asking questions. And in order to ask searching questions so that we might have a chance of answering them for ourselves, the music must be of a high order.”
 —David Hoose, 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient