Trenton, NJ - March 27, 2017 ---- The Trenton Children's Chorus (TCC) has received generous contributions totaling $143,200 to provide choral music education, performance opportunities, academic support and transportation for Trenton area children.
A Princeton Area Community Foundation Greater Mercer Grant for $20,000 was awarded to TCC for operating support. The Princeton Area Community Foundation promotes philanthropy and builds community across Mercer County and central New Jersey. Since its founding in 1991, the Community Foundation has grown into an organization with more than $140 million in assets and made grants of more than $95 million, including nearly $16 million in 2016.
“Our Greater Mercer Grants program helps fund nonprofits doing terrific work in the region,” said Jeffrey M. Vega, President & CEO of the Princeton Area Community Foundation. “Through the Trenton Children’s Chorus, youngsters experience the joy of music, gain confidence, and develop social and academic skills. We’re proud to support the program.”
Trenton Children's Chorus has also been awarded funding from the following other institutions: The City of Trenton’s Block Grant - $30,000; The New Jersey Cultural Trust—$25,000; Robert Wood Johnson Foundation—$24,000; The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation - $20,000; Page & Otto Marx, Jr. Foundation—$20,000;; the James Kerney Foundation—$18,000; Church & Dwight Employee Giving Fund—$10,000; Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies—$7200; David Mathey Foundation—$5,000; Mary G. Roebling Foundation—$4,500; PNC Foundation—$3,000; The Prudential Foundation—$3,500; among others.
Trenton Children's Chorus (TCC) will be performing at the 18th annual Spring into Song on Sunday, April 2 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm at Central Church, 2015 Pennington Road, Ewing Twp., NJ. Hosted by Hopewell Valley Chorus, the concert is free to the public. Donations will be accepted and provide support for TCC choristers to attend summer camps that provide training in music, academic and leadership.
TCC will host their own annual Spring Concert on Friday, May 12 at 7:00 pm at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 471 Parkway Avenue, Trenton, NJ. Admission is free to the public.
ABOUT TRENTON CHILDREN’S CHORUS
TCC is an award-winning nonprofit organization whose mission is to empower the academic, social, and spiritual lives of children through artistry in music. Today’s program serves approximately 150 singers in grades K-12, and provides exceptional musical, academic, social, and personal opportunities for young people in the Greater Trenton Area. TCC offers choral music education and performance opportunities as well as drumming and keyboard instruction, music theory instruction, tutoring, homework assistance, SAT prep, college application help, and summer music, academic, and leadership enrichment programs. TCC also offers financial support for outside tutoring and musical instrument lessons, and scholarships for choristers who graduate from high school and go on to college. And TCC employs high school aged choristers as rehearsal assistants to work with younger children, gaining valuable leadership skills that will serve them throughout their lives.
TCC is known as one of the best children’s choruses in the country and has performed at the White House for President and Mrs. Obama, the United Nations, the National Cathedral, and Princeton University; for the swearing-in ceremony of former United States Representative Rush Holt at the Library of Congress and for the inauguration of Governor Chris Christie; with Boheme Opera NJ, the American Repertory Ballet, and Princeton Pro Musica; in concert with Bobby McFerrin and Dave Brubeck; and for corporate, community, church, and private events in the Greater Trenton area. For more information visit the TCC website at trentonchildrenschorus.org.
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