Consonare awarded grant to use music to explore the equity of accessing the night sky

A Quick Grant has been awarded to Consonare Choral Community by CT Humanities for a special program that explores the equity of access to experiencing the night sky through music and meaningful discussion.


“Stars are for all who look up”, the first performance the Woven Skies Concert Series, is a collaborative choral concert that uses music to explore our connection with the celestial and examine the equity of accessing the night sky. On Saturday, April 9, 2022 at 7:00pm, this special collaborative in-person performance at Charter Oak Cultural Center will feature Voices of Concinnity, Consonare’s professional chamber ensemble whose mission is to connect to the community with programs that foster inclusion through representation in and access to choral music, and special guest Unitus Ensemble, a Boston based vocal ensemble that seeks to create emotionally immersive concert experiences that spark reflection, promote socially just education, and inspire action. Prior to the performance, Consonare will partner with Charter Oak Cultural Center to host a facilitated virtual panel discussion that explores the injustice of experiencing the night sky by asking: “Are stars for all who look up?” to be held over Zoom on Thursday, March 31, 2022 at 6:30pm.


“Not all have the same privilege to see stars at night due to environmental factors, like light pollution, and social limitations. such as inequity of access to outdoor spaces or lack of gender/racial diversity in STEM fields like astronomy,” says Consonare’s Artistic Director, Sarah Kaufold. “We are honored this grant from Connecticut Humanities allows us to explore these inequities with the greater community through choral music, which has its own issues with equity.”


For more information about this program, please visit: www.consonare-sing.org/concinnity-concerts


Connecticut Humanities (CTH) is an independent, non-profit affiliate of the National

Endowment for the Humanities. CTH connects people to the humanities through grants,

partnerships, and collaborative programs. CTH projects, administration, and program

development are supported by state and federal matching funds, community foundations,

and gifts from private sources. Learn more by visiting cthumanities.org.


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