The Choeur classique de l’Outaouias under the direction of Tiphaine Legrand has commissioned composer Glenn McClure to write The Missa Kreyol/Messe créole. This commission is made possible by the New York State – Quebec Artist in Residence Program that is co-sponsored by the New York State Council on the Arts and the Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec. This innovative program supports artistic collaborations between artists in New York State and Quebec through residencies on both sides of the border.
In collaboration with the Evangeline Area Council Scouts of America, the ASO will premiere a commissioned work, The Legacy of Atchafalaya, as tribute to the beauty and the people of Acadiana.
“Emancipation…Again” is a civic, educational and artistic exploration of the legacy of freedom. This web-based, global collaboration will bring scholars, artists, educators, and K12 students together in a variety of forums to share their unique experiences on Emancipation. Musicians and educators in the US, West Africa, and Europe will create joint works of music and art that combine their unique views of their common history…the Atlantic Slave Trade. By sharing these views in music, writing, drama, and visual arts, we can all get a more complete picture of our global heritage. Furthermore, we seek to take the former triangle of slavery and bondage and transform it into a triangle of creativity and global collaboration. Visit Site
Dear Mother Earth: Letters to the Planet is an environmental oratorio that celebrates the common environmental hopes of children around the world. Children in Ghana, Nicaragua, Vietnam, Italy, and many other countries have joined their peers in Middletown, Connecticut, to write letters to the Earth. These student writings include gentle observations of the planet’s beauty, gratitude for all the Earth gives them, apologies for mistreatment of the earth and pledges to make their part of the world clean and free of pollution. Visit Letters to Mother Earth.
McClure Productions Inc. is dedicated to arts-based, child-centered education. Through partnerships across town or around the globe, we leverage the talents and resources of artists, teachers, scholars, and community leaders to prepare young people for a global world of collaboration. We believe that an arts-based education (in Math, Science, History, Language, Health, or Entrepreneurship) provides hospitality for all learners and recognizes the power of joy in learning. We also support the growth and development of teaching artistry, an emerging profession that provides the creative fuel for new ideas, new understandings, and new solutions to the challenges that we face around the world.
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Chers choristes, Je vous ai parlé mardi dernier de la demande de Glenn McClure qui souhaite votre participation à l’élaboration de la Missa Kreyol. Glenn mentionne qu’il a déjà inclut des citations de saints au milieu du texte liturgique des messes qu’il a créées. À titre d’exemple, la Messe des Caraïbes comprend plusieurs extraits deContinue Reading
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FROM: Choeur classique de l’Outaouias, http://www.choeurclassiqueoutaouais.ca and McClure Productions, www.artforbrains.com The Choeur classique de l’Outaouias under the direction of Tiphaine Legrand has commissioned composer Glenn McClure to write The Missa Kreyol/Messe créole. This commission is made possible by the New York State – Quebec Artist in Residence Program that is co-sponsored by theContinue Reading
In collaboration with the Evangeline Area Council Scouts of America, the ASO will premiere a commissioned work, The Legacy of Atchafalaya, written by composer Glenn McClure as tribute to the beauty and the people of Acadiana. The Symphony’s performance of this piece heralds the beginning of its three-year partnership with the Scouts, and highlights the Scout’s 100-year Atchafalaya preservation project initiated this year.Continue Reading