$95,300 OTF Grant Hits the Right Note with RESOUND Choir

MEDIA RELEASE November 12, 2022

$95,300 OTF Grant Hits the Right Note with RESOUND Choir

Oshawa, ON – On Saturday, MPP Jennifer French formally congratulated RESOUND Choir on the work it’s been doing since receiving a $95,300 Resilient Communities Fund grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) earlier this year. The announcement came as RESOUND Choir held its latest performance at St. George’s Anglican Church. The Resilient Communities Fund grant program is designed to help non-profit organizations rebuild and recover from the impacts of COVID-19.

“RESOUND Choir has been a place for folks of different ages, backgrounds, and experience to gather in a shared love and appreciation of music. In a time where so many of us have had to stay apart to keep our community safe, the work that RESOUND has done to bring community together has not gone unnoticed,” said MPP Jennifer French. “While the pandemic has presented challenges to the Live Arts, thanks to the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Resilient Communities Fund, RESOUND will be able to continue fulfilling its dual mandate of choral performance and meaningful community outreach. Thank you, RESOUND for giving us something to sing about! I am pleased to offer my congratulations to RESOUND.”

Thanks to OTF’s grant, RESOUND Choir was able to commission three new choral works by women composers in Ontario, and helped with staffing costs so as to continue delivering and enhancing its programs. The grant has also helped with some fees and administrative costs, and it enabled the choir to record an EP to
share its music over digital platforms. 

“Using OTF resources has allowed RESOUND to reimagine and adapt rehearsals, performances, engagement and connection, hire musicians and artists still recovering from the effects of COVID-19, and has positioned the choir to deliver programming to under-served groups in our local community,” said Kim Alexander, President of RESOUND Choir.

RESOUND is committed to seek out opportunities to make meaningful contributions in the area – providing choral workshops and performance opportunities for singers, hiring early-career instrumentalists, soloists and conductors, premiering the works of Canadian composers, partnering with front-line community service
organizations, and collaborating with dancers, visual artists and youth groups in the region. 

The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) mission is to build healthy and vibrant communities across Ontario. As an agency of the Government of Ontario, and one of Canada’s leading granting foundations, last year, OTF invested nearly $209M into 2,042 community projects and partnerships, which included funding for the Government of Ontario’s Community Building Fund. Since 2020, OTF has supported Ontario’s economic recovery by helping non-profit organizations rebuild and recover from the impacts of COVID-19. Visit otf.ca to learn more. 


Organization Contact for Media Inquiries:
Kim Alexander, President
905-718-0553 (mobile)