The Los Angeles Master Chorale, led by Grant Gershon, Kiki & David Gindler Artistic Director, has been approved for a $45,000 Grants for Arts Projects award to support United We Sing, led by guest conductor Rollo Dilworth on May 8, 2022 at 7 p.m. at Walt Disney Concert Hall. United We Sing showcases the breadth and vitality of the many shared cultures that make America what it is today. Dilworth, one of choral music’s most dynamic leaders, returns to the Master Chorale after appearing as guest conductor in 2018’s Big Sing California, the biggest choral event in California history. Highlights include music from choral legends like Alice Parker and Mary Lou Williams, plus music from Rollo himself.
The Los Angeles Master Chorale’s project is among 1,248 projects across America totaling $28,840,000 that were selected to receive this first round of fiscal year 2022 funding in the Grants for Arts Projects category.
“The National Endowment for the Arts is proud to support arts projects like this one from the Los Angeles Master Chorale that helps support the community’s creative economy,” said NEA Acting Chair Ann Eilers. “The Los Angeles Master Chorale in Los Angeles is among the arts organizations nationwide that are using the arts as a source of strength, a path to well-being, and providing access and opportunity for people to connect and find joy through the arts.”
“We are incredibly grateful to the NEA for their continued support, especially throughout the pandemic period,” said Jean Davidson, President and CEO, Los Angeles Master Chorale. “United We Sing is a special program that upholds the Master Chorale’s commitment to supporting a multiplicity of voices through communal and celebratory singing.”
Classical KUSC host Alan Chapman will host a Listen Up! pre-concert talk with Dilworth at 6 p.m.
Please note, there may be a delay in the distribution of some grant awards as the NEA and all of the federal government are operating under a continuing budget resolution which currently expires on February 18, 2022.
For more information on other projects included in the Arts Endowment grant announcement, visit arts.gov/news.