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The Road of Promise

Time: May 6, 2015 to May 7, 2015
Location: Collegiate Chorale
Street: 115 East 57th Street, Suite 1121
City/Town: New York
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Event Discipline: music
Organized By: Michelle Tabnick PR
Latest Activity: Jan 5, 2015

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New York, NY — National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Jane Chu has announced that The Collegiate Chorale is one of only 919 nonprofit organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Art Works grant. The Collegiate Chorale will receive a $30,000 grant in support of its May 2015 concert and CD recording of Kurt Weill and Franz Werfel's musical epic, The Road of Promise.


The Road of Promise is a new concert adaptation of Kurt Weill and Franz Werfel’s 1937 epic musical spectacle, The Eternal Road. A dramatic mix of opera, musical theater, and pageant play, The Road of Promise tells the story of a young boy left in the care of a Rabbi and his congregation in the wake of a pogrom. To calm the boy’s fears and help him understand his faith and heritage, the Rabbi recounts ancient biblical tales, and as he does, the stories of Abraham, Sarah, Jacob, Rachel, Moses, Ruth, Saul, and David all come to life. The Road of Promise will run from May 6-7, 2015 at Carnegie Hall. Tickets are $30-135 and go on sale January 8, 2015.


NEA Chairman Jane Chu said, "I'm pleased to be able to share the news of our support through Art Works including the award to The Collegiate Chorale. The arts foster value, connection, creativity and innovation for the American people and these recommended grants demonstrate those attributes and affirm that the arts are part of our everyday lives."


“We’re very honored to be receiving this grant for our production of The Road of Promise…it’s the first NEA grant that The Chorale has received, and we are so appreciative of the vote of confidence it represents in our tackling this very ambitious project. We are so excited to be bringing this piece of music drama to life in its new form, and to be documenting our live performances so this important piece can be enjoyed by listeners throughout the world.” – Ted Sperling, Artistic Director


Art Works grants support the creation of art, public engagement with art, lifelong learning in the arts, and enhancement of the livability of communities through the arts. The NEA received 1,474 eligible applications under the Art Works category, requesting more than $75 million in funding. Of those applications, 919 are recommended for grants for a total of $26.6 million.


For a complete listing of projects recommended for Art Works grant support, please visit the NEA website at Follow the conversation about this and other NEA funded projects on Twitter at #NEAFall2014.

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