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March 18, 2019 - 1:59pm
posted by Billie Owens in classical arts, ballet, opera, Announcements.
The Oliver G. & Sarah Sloan Bauman Fund for the Arts is accepting grant applications for its 2019 granting cycle. The Oliver G. & Sarah Sloan Bauman Fund for the Arts is administered by the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo and awards annual grants to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations located within the eight counties of Western New York that specialize in the classical arts sector.
Applications are due Friday, April 12, 2019, and are available here
The  Oliver G. & Sarah Sloan Bauman Fund for the Arts was established in 1996, by Sarah Bauman Baxter as a unique way to memorialize her father, Oliver Bauman. Sarah Bauman Baxter and her father shared a love of the classics, including classical languages, ballet and opera. At the end of her life, she translated that love into a legacy gift, which Sarah Bauman Baxter hoped would help “perpetuate the appreciation of such fine arts as an important and integral part of our culture.” 
In accordance to her wishes, priority will be given to applications that focus solely on the performance of “traditional, classical ballet and opera on the living stage, and preferably of the English, European or Russian schools.” 
For more information on the Oliver G. & Sarah Sloan Bauman Fund for the Arts grant process, please visit here.
About the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo
Celebrating its centennial year in 2019, the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo was established in 1919 to enhance and encourage long-term philanthropy in the Western New York community. A 501 (c)(3) organization, the Community Foundation’s mission is: Connecting people, ideas and resources to improve lives in Western New York. For 100 years the Community Foundation has made the most of the generosity of individuals, families, foundations and organizations who entrust charitable assets to the Community Foundation’s care. Learn more at www.cfgb.org.
February 1, 2018 - 4:01pm
posted by Billie Owens in Alexander, news, Milestones, Emily Helenbrook, soprano, opera.

Press release and submitted photo:

On Saturday, Jan. 20, the Houston Saengerbund presented its Third Annual Saengerbund Awards at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Midtown.

The eight finalists, selected from over 70 preliminary entries, competed before a distinguished panel of judges including professionals from the Metropolitan Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Opera in the Heights, and university professors from Texas State University and Baylor University.

A total of $7,500 in prizes was awarded.

The winner of the Richard E. McGinty Director Emeritus Award of $1,200 was Alexander native Emily Helenbrook (soprano, pictured above left), who performed "Spiel ich die Unschuld" by Johann Strauss II and "Schweig’ einmal still" by Hugo Wolf.

Helenbrook is a student at Rice University pursuing her Masters in Vocal Performance with Stephen King, Ph.D. She has performed several times as a featured soloist with the Buffalo Philharmonic under the direction of JoAnn Falletta. She recently won the Getting to Carnegie Competition, which was held at Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall.

About the Houston Saengerbund: Founded in 1883, the Houston Saengerbund is the oldest continuously active musical association in Houston, Texas.

The purpose of the Society is to cultivate and promote German singing and music, to preserve the German language, and to continue good German customs. The Houston Saengerbund has a Maennerchor (men's choir), Damenchor (women's choir), and Gemischter Chor (mixed choir).

For more information, please visit http://www.houstonsaengerbund.org/.

February 22, 2013 - 10:33am
posted by Ann Winters in events, GCC, opera.
Event Date and Time: 
February 24, 2013 - 3:00pm to 3:45pm

An engaging 45-minute children's opera with larger than life characters. A fun performance promoting anti-bullying and "The Golden Rule." It starts at 3 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 24, in GCC's Stuart Steiner Theatre.

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