RenMen Among Recipients of Choral Arts New England Grant
We’re thrilled to announce that we are the recipients of an Alfred Nash Patterson grant from Choral Arts New England (CANE) in support of the upcoming studio recording of RenMentality!
RenMentality is a one-act performance art piece whose mission is to de-stigmatize psychological conditions without the use of cliche theatrical tropes or melodrama. The music includes sacred and secular works from composers known to have suffered from mental health afflictions: Monteverdi, Schumann, Tchaikovsky, and Ives, among others. Each of the three acts is introduced by a Kurt Cobain song from Nirvana's MTV Unplugged in New York album. The centerpiece of RenMentality is a co-commission with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Massachusetts: Jay Mobley’s When I Look Back: Theme and Variations.
Click the link below to read the official announcement on the CANE website. And if you’d like to support RenMentality, follow this link to donate: www.renmenmusic.com/donate