Why give to Chamber Project St. Louis?
We do things a little differently, and we need your help to keep it going! Here is a little more information on why what we do matters, and why we need you to donate today to keep it happening.
Three reasons to choose Chamber Project as deserving of your hard-earned money:
#1 Inclusive and Expansive Programming
#2 Local Focus
#3 Community Matters
#1: Inclusive and Expansive Programming. What do we mean? Classical music was born a long long time ago in Europe and it's primary practitioners for most of that time have been men of European decent. We love the history and the art these men created, but it's time for the art form to genuinely reflect the community. We strive to be inclusive of artist, composers and content from a diversity of backgrounds.
For example, this past September, we premiered a work by local composer Adam Maness at the Missouri History Museum as part of their #1 in Civil Rights, the African American Freedom Struggle in St. Louis exhibit (if you haven't been to it - go now!). Adam was charged to write a work for baritone voice about the Dred Scott decision. He delivered a moving and timely work titled "The Devil and the Law" in which he used text from the case and from Frederick Douglass.
Expanding the stories we tell to include themes and experiences that are relevant to our city and our times keeps this art form relevant and helps to bring our community together.
In April, soprano Katherine Jolly performs a new work by a young composer Katherine Bodor. Women composers are extremely underrepresented in classical music, and we strive to integrate music written by women in every concert.
We are a women driven organization and are proud to to work towards genuine integration and equal "play time" in our art form.
Stay tuned for reasons #2 and #3!
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Chamber Project St. Louis
PO Box 300008
St. Louis, Mo 63130