Robert De Cormier dedicated his life to music and social justice. Following a career as an educator, composer, arranger, and director—including affiliations with Harry Belafonte, Peter, Paul, and Mary, the Eastman School of Music, and the New York Choral Society, among others—Robert founded the Vermont Symphony Orchestra Chorus in 1993. This auditioned volunteer ensemble of more than 100 comprises vocalists from across the state who share Robert’s love of choral music.
Robert retired as conductor in 2014, at which time the Vermont Symphony Orchestra established the Robert De Cormier Fund to celebrate Robert’s lifetime of achievement and to perpetuate his work in Vermont by permanently funding the activities of the VSO Chorus.
When the Fund was announced, endowment donations were sought. It is now time to add to the amount raised in 2014. Our first goal is to achieve 100% participation among singers for the January 2018 Legacy concert.
Your donation will make a significant difference to the future of the Vermont Symphony Orchestra Chorus. We are deeply grateful for your participation in this campaign. Please call Sasha Vaut, Director of Philanthropy, at (802) 864.5741 ext. 25 or Sasha@vso.org, to discuss any aspect of your contribution plans.
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