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Renaissance Men Inc. is proud to announce that we are the recipients of three grants in early 2020.
We have been awarded generous support from the Newton Cultural Council, supported by the Mass Cultural Council, as well as the Boston Cultural Council for the production of our "A Very RenMen Christmas LIVE!" concert in December. Thanks to their generosity toward the evening's event, we were able to record and produce it for a live commercial recording, anticipated for release later this year on Navona Records.
A Very RenMen Christmas LIVE! was produced by Jeffrey Means — an extraordinary musician and musical mind, known for his work with the critically-acclaimed ensemble Sound Icon (read more about them here: www.soundiconensemble.org).
This record will feature all of the holiday favorites you’ve come to love from our previous concerts, including Paul John Rudoi’s “Cantate Domino”, Daniel E Gawthrop’s “The Longest Night”, Saunder Choi - composer’s “Angels We Have Heard On High”, Hugh Martin’s arrangement of “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”, and much, much more
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Boston Cultural Council and administered by the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Newton Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.
We are also ecstatic to announce support from The Alice M. Ditson Fund for the production of our third commercial effort, RenMentality, our music and mental health themed program, to be recorded and released in 2021, also on the Navona label. The Alice M. Ditson Fund, whose mission places "emphasis on funding of performances and recordings of music by emerging American composers," has specifically supported RenMentality's featured composition,
Jay Mobley's "When I Look Back," a co-commission by Renaissance Men and the National Alliance on Mental Illness Massachusetts.
Renaissance Men Inc. congratulates and expresses profound gratitude to our Board of Directors, Samantha Dotterweich, Director of Grants, our artist-led administrative team, Navona Records, and our loyal donors and supporters for their continued dedication to RenMen's mission and musical aspirations.
More news about A Very RenMen Christmas LIVE! and RenMentality can be found on our blog or our Facebook page @renmenmusic. If you would like to support either or any of RenMen's activities please consider a tax-deductible donation, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how to get involved.