Los Angeles Master Chorale Receives NEA Grant for ‘United We Sing’

By David Salazar

The Los Angeles Master Chorale has received a major gift from the National Endowment for the Arts for its upcoming project “United We Sing.”

The company received a total of $45,000, which will be used for the showcase set to be performed on May 8, 2022 at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. “United We Sing” will include music by Alice Parker, Mary Lou Williams, under the baton of Guest Conductor Rollo Dilworth, who will also contribute music to the program.

“We are incredibly grateful to the NEA for their continued support, especially throughout the pandemic period,” said Jean Davidson, President, and CEO, Los Angeles Master Chorale, in a press statement. “’United We Sing’ is a special program that upholds the Master Chorale’s commitment to supporting a multiplicity of voices through communal and celebratory singing.”

The Los Angeles Master Chorale was one of 1,248 NEA award recipients across America; in sum, the National Endowment for the Arts provided $28,840,000 in the Grants for Arts Projects category for the first round of fiscal year 2022 funding.