CCSB awarded 2017 Alfred Nash Patterson Grant

The Community Chorus at South Berwick is delighted to have been selected by Choral Arts New England for an Alfred Nash Patterson Grant in support of the Spring 2018 concert project - Requiem for My Mother. Choral Arts New England, based in Boston, is a premiere arts organization committed to promoting choral music throughout New England with grants and awards. CCSB applied for the grant in February, and learned of the selection in May. CCSB's project was one of 11 selected from 44 applications. Other recipients this year are from throughout Massachusetts, Vermont, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire. In selecting CCSB, Choral Arts New England wrote:

"Community Chorus of South Berwick, South Berwick, Maine Requiem for My Mother

For a performance of Requiem for My Mother by Stephen Edwards at Merrill Auditorium in Portland, Maine. The performance will bring together an intergenerational chorus of up 400 singers, including children's choruses and middle and high school choirs. The Requiem was written for an intergenerational chorus and is intended to be very accessible, technically and intellectually, to singers of all ages."

CCSB previously received an Alfred Nash Patterson Grant in 2006 for the commissioning of At the Water's Edge by Kevin Siegfried, and sincerely appreciates the organization’s strong support.

More information is at Choral Arts New England’s website -

We will have additional news about this exciting event in the coming months.