Cor Cantiamo receives grant

Cor Cantiamo logoCor Cantiamo, an ensemble-in-residence at the NIU School of Music, has received a $4,000 grant from the DeKalb County Community Foundation.

The grant will help fund a commissioning project that Cor Cantiamo is planning for its 2016-17 concert season.

Cor Cantiamo has developed a commissioning project that brings together the creative energies of nationally acclaimed composer Timothy Takach with the professional choral ensemble to produce a new choral work.

The project will include a world premiere performance, presented in DeKalb, and a composer residency that will serve students at DeKalb and Sycamore high schools as well as NIU choral students.

“We are excited to have the opportunity to connect with the DeKalb County community through our concerts and educational outreach with area high school students,” founding Artistic Director Eric A. Johnson said. “The support we receive from DCCF not only provides the financial means to attain our goals; it also motivates our leadership to find more opportunities to enrich our local arts scene with world-class artistic programming.”

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