Ann Stookey Fund for New Music
Ann Stookey was an avid amateur choral singer who performed in the alto section of Episcopal church choirs in Washington, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles from 1988-2012. She was a fan and cheerleader for choral music in all of its forms, and particularly appreciated work that broke new musical ground.
In 2012, Ann died suddenly at the age of 60 in Paris. Her family established the Ann Stookey Fund in her memory shortly after her passing.
The Ann Stookey Fund for New Music (“ASFNM”) today announced that it has awarded a $22,500 grant to underwrite the commissioning by a consortium of choirs of a new work by composer Ēriks Ešenvalds.
The new work will be a set of three choral works liturgically appropriate to All Saints Day, totaling approximately 15 minutes in length, and will have its premiere on All Saints Day (November 1), 2019 by choral organizations in the commissioning consortium.
More details on this year’s grant can be found in our press release.