Donated towards $1850.00 Goal
August 20, 2017
Building One Community in partnership with INTAKE Music Organization, present the Grand Community Choir. This multi-ethnic, multi-cultural, and multi-generational choir is an innovative program that enables community integration and participation, regardless of nationality, age or ability.
Help us build a bridge through music this summer!
The Grand Community Choir will welcome participants from the greater Stamford community to learn about choirs and performance, while sharing the common language of music.
Starting July 29, 2017, eight weekly, 2-hour sessions, hosted at Building One Community on Saturday evenings, will include music instruction, song presentation and rehearsal time.
Music professionals working through INTAKE, are in charge of music instruction, and the funds needed ($1850) will cover the instructor’s teaching and planning time, as well as 2 public choir performances during the fall, one in September in Stamford and one in October in Norwalk.
The entire program will be free to the participants and the partnering organizations will cover the space, materials, and other advertising and program costs, but need to fundraise for the instructor’s salary.
Costs: $1,850 which includes:
- Instructor’s time (part of this is subsidized by the instructor)
- 16 hours of instruction/rehearsal,
- 2 choir performances
- Music arrangement and prep
Other items such as:
- Performance space
- Advertising and program costs
are being underwritten by the partnering organizations!
About Building One Community – Building One Community (formerly Neighbors Link Stamford) brings passionate people together to help immigrants and their families succeed. Together with our network of partners and supporters, we strive to build one community in which all immigrants are active, contributing members. We do this by providing English language instruction, job skills training, personal support services, and more.
About INTAKE Music Organization – INTAKE is a music-education and youth-development organization whose mission is to make music education accessible, relevant, and inclusive, enabling its students, all of whom come from disenfranchised communities, to leverage the skills they gain through engaging in the arts to improve their educational, social, and personal outcomes. Using bilingual music instruction on classical (violin, viola, guitar) instruments as well as cross-cultural repertoire and instrumentation (charango, bilingual choir), INTAKE’s programs employ a unique and innovative multidimensional approach that links the study of music to broader educational improvement and socio-emotional development. We are committed to using music as an instrument of improving the quality of life for our local communities and families, while at the same time creating a culturally responsive environment that supports the inclusion and participation of a broad swathe of people, reflecting the true composition of our community.
Cost to create a Grand Community Choir for local residents who wish to participate and learn more about choirs and performance: $1,850.