31 non-profit organizations were selected to receive grant funding from Norfolk Arts in fiscal year 2021. These organizations continue to increase the availability and awareness of artistic and cultural experiences for the benefit of the citizens of Norfolk, VA.

Here’s what some of them have been up to throughout the holiday season:

Available to stream through Jan 5
BALLET VIRGINIA
Virtual “Home for the Holidays” with Va. Symphony and Zieders American Dream Theater 8pm-9:15pm – $30

HURRAH PLAYERS
“The Best Christmas Pageant Ever”
This best selling book has been adapted to a heart warmed play they’ve done for over 20 years. This year it has been cleverly updated to reflect the current times.
Watch their annual Holiday show for this year available through Dec. 31st

ODU F. LUDWIG DIEHN SCHOOL OF MUSIC
A Virtual Concert of Sacred Music featuring the ODU Concert Choir and Diehn Chorale
This concert features the singers wearing masks, each physically distanced by six feet, and only 48 singers allowed at a time (you will see singers rotating in and out since there were more than 50 musicians). An orchestra was not possible due to space and numbers, and there was no audience, but this is a glorious performance by these students! Twenty members of the choir are first-time students with them, so the learning curve was steep – all the more reason to work toward this goal.
Hear the Jazz Choir sing “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”

LITTLE THEATRE NORFOLK presents
Seasonal Traditions and Storytelling

VIRGINIA CHORALE
Virtual “Sing We Nowell”
The Virginia Chorale opens its 37th Season with the perennial holiday favorite, Sing We Nowell, offered as an online concert to the community. Welcome the holidays with sparkling songs and carols performed by the Virginia Chorale, harpists Barbara Chapman and Colleen Potter Thorburn, and organist Kevin Kwan, directed by Charles Woodward.

NORFOLK CHAMBER CONSORT invites you to its first ever Christmas performance “Yuletide 2020: A Very Merry Consort Christmas” on You Tube.

VA CHILDRENS CHORUS
Enjoy their 1st virtual performance “Thanks Be To Thee”
And their 2nd:
“When I Close My Eyes”

I. SHERMAN GREENE CHORALE:
Listen to: Gloria Fanfare!

BAY YOUTH ORCHESTRA
Enjoy this performance

SALVATION ARMY Hampton Roads AREA COMMAND. “Heartstrings and Valves” at the Kroc Center, a partnership with the Va. Symphony, helps children in Title 1 schools in Norfolk in grades 1-5 learn an instrument is partially funded through our grant. The Salvation Army Hampton Roads Area Command has made possible several ways to support children in Hampton Roads this holiday season.
You can sponsor a stocking for $12.
You can round up to the nearest dollar at Walmart.
A $50 donation will provide a “clothing restricted” card.
Or visit AngelTree757.org to adopt an angel this season.

D’ART CENTER
Book a private art class Saturdays in December
Single-family art classes allow the whole family to have fun.
Pencil Drawing Workshop – 12/12 from 10:30am-12:30pm
Beginner Paint Pour Workshops on Saturday 12/5, 12/12, and 12/19 from 3:30-5pm

Listen to: TIDEWATER CLASSICAL GUITAR Fall 2020 Season

TODD ROSENLEIB DANCE
Through December: A variety of Virtual Class Offerings available – From Beginning Ballet to Pilates.

Connect with other grantees.

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