Support Our Artists!
The Singers share inspiring, innovative choral artistry that evolves with the changing world. Matthew Culloton, Conductor
Here’s what your dollars have helped The Singers fund so far:
- Paying our artists a better wage (this include musical collaborators who we work with throughout the season on special projects)
- Composer in Residence Program-to share the work of up-and-coming artist and give them a voice for their work to be heard
- Education programs-approx. 500 high school students state-wide participate in mentoring and sharing the stage with our professional choir
- Pay-what-you-can patron fund to guarantee that financial hardship is never a barrier to participation for anyone who wished to attend.
- Artist Fund-scholarship for anyone who needs assistance with anything from parking/transportation to personal choir needs such as masks
- Programing a racial diversity of composers, musicians, collaborators, guest artists
- Community Sing events and the “Justice Choir Songbook” led by Tesfa Wondemagegnehu, a champion of social justice through singing.
- As live performances were suspended in 2020, The Singers quickly pivoted to a digital season. With nearly 17 years of recorded performances, Artistic Director/Founder Dr. Matthew Culloton assembled a collective of prominent work for digital consumption including rarely heard concert excerpts. Dr. Culloton also launched & produced a podcast, combining musical selections with artist & composer interviews, giving a unique peek into the choral creative process.
- The Singers were integral in crafting a 12-group consortium in response to the racial reckoning. Voices Rising: A Choral Affirmation of Black Lives united song, spoken word, dance, & social activists to help amplify, invite dialogue, & promote healing. In collaboration with Chorus America, the production was broadcast on Classical Minnesota Public Radio, the Chorus America YouTube & consortium websites.
- On Juneteenth 2020, The Singers signed the Black Voices Matter Pledge, further committing to practices for a more equitable choral community where all voices can flourish. This pledge aligned with & deepened the DEIA work already begun.
- The Singers remained dedicated to education & provided schools a no cost digital library to help with distance learning & listening assignments. All of these activities were presented at reduced or no cost.
Thank you for your support!
On behalf of our Artists, Board and Staff,
Matthew Culloton, Artistic Director