We are very pleased to announce that Blue Ridge Singers has again received funding from the Marion Park Lewis Foundation, the Town of Front Royal and the Virginia Commission for the Arts. The award from the Marion Park Lewis Foundation was made on June 1, 2020 for the spring 2021 concert series. It is contingent on whether the series can be performed as planned. A final decision on the feasibility of giving live performances next spring will be made by the Blue Ridge Singers’ Board no later than November 30. The spring series is scheduled for April 16, 18, 20 and 25 in Front Royal, Winchester, Manassas and Millwood, Virginia.
A second grant for the 2020-21 season was received on July 10, 2020 from the Town of Front Royal. The Town has participated in the Creative Communities Partnership Grant program offered by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts for many years. With the completion of this year’s application, the matching grant from the Virginia Commission for the Arts is expected to arrive shortly. Thank you to the Town Council and staff who have supported us again this year and thanks also to the Marion Park Lewis Foundation for stepping up to the challenge of keeping the choral arts alive during this difficult time.