JUNE 2023

Feature of Note

Grainger Choral Series Continues with Virtual Event June 30

Grainger Choral Event June 30

Our series of events focused on Grainger's choral works continues with a discussion led by Dr. Brent Wells on June 30 at 12pm Eastern Daily TimeGrainger's concept of "elastic scoring" will be discussed as well as practical ways to perform an all-Grainger choral concert, or a set of Grainger pieces within a concert program of several composers and styles. The presentation will focus particularly on Grainger's folk-based choral works and will conclude with an open Q&A and discussion.

Dr. Wells, Associate Professor of Choral Conducting and Ensembles at Brigham Young University, is the director of the Brigham Young University Men’s Chorus and Concert Choir. He has published a series of articles in the Choral Journal discussing the folk-based compositions and collecting methodology of Percy Grainger and is also active as a composer and arranger. 

Follow this link to view additional information and register for the June 30 presentation, "Performing Grainger's Choral Music," by Dr. Brent Wells.

Register for this Virtual Event on June 30th

Volunteer Spotlight 

Sharing Grainger's Music Live from the Living Room!

Open House Livestream

A closeup of Paul Cohen performing at the Annual PGHS Open House with Matt McGarrell's livestreaming equipment capturing the moment in real time for a global audience.

Can you imagine performing the music of Percy Grainger live in Grainger's home today? The living room at Grainger's 7 Cromwell Place residence in White Plains was filled with live music once again as saxophonist Paul Cohen and friends Anna Keiserman (piano), Yo-yo Su (tenor and baritone saxophones), and Tyler Sakow (alto and tenor saxophones) performed during the Annual Open House in April. With room for only a small audience in the home, the performance was shared with a global audience by livestreaming through the Percy Grainger Home & Studio (PGHS) Facebook page.

Of course, the performance and livestream would not be possible without the generous donation of time and artistry by performers Paul, Anna, Yo-yo, and Tyler, and our livestream engineer, Matt McGarrell, who also serves on the Percy Grainger Society Board of Directors as Collections Chair.

Performing and sharing Grainger's music as our musicians and Board members did so beautifully during the Open House are some of the many ways to support the Percy Grainger Society's mission as a volunteer. Learn more about the volunteer program here.

Membership Happenings

Annual Members' Meeting 
Scheduled for July 8

PGS Annual Meeting Announcement

Percy Grainger Society President Paul Jackson invites you to this year’s Annual Members' Meeting, which is scheduled on Percy Grainger's birthday, Saturday, July 8, at 11am Eastern Daily Time, (4pm BST, 1am AEST (Sunday, July 9)). The meeting will be recorded and placed in the members' area of the website for those who cannot attend at these times.

The meeting will cover the following key topics:

  • Review of activities in 2022–23
  • New programs and initiatives for 2023–24
  • Board recruitment, and other opportunities for you to participate

We expect the meeting will last between 1 to 1.5 hours. As is our practice, we are happy to answer any questions you may have during the meeting, and to allow time for open discussion. Of course, you can also email Paul before the meeting at paul@percygrainger.org.

Register for the Virtual Annual Meeting

 Membership and Programs Committee (MPC) Reminder

Reminder: the next meeting of the Membership and Programs Committee (MPC) is scheduled for Saturday, June 10, 2023 at 11am Eastern Daily Time via Zoom. 

MPC Chair Bill Garlette will continue the discussion of potential projects that explore Percy Grainger’s life, music, and connections to those who have significantly contributed to the advancement of Grainger's legacy.

As always, the MPC Chair is happy to discuss any aspect of the Membership and Programs Committee before or after the meeting. Email Bill Garlette at bill@percygrainger.org with any questions.

Register for the Virtual MPC Meeting

Save the Date

July 16: Fennell at 7 Cromwell

Third Sundays Tour_Grainger and Fennell

We invite you to register for our next Third Sundays tour of the Percy Grainger Home and Studio (PGHS) on Sunday, July 16, 2023 at 2pm Eastern Daily Time.

The Third Sundays program is an outreach initiative designed to welcome diverse groups through focused, thematic tours. Led by volunteers, we are pleased to announce that Rebecca Weissman will be leading the summer tour. Since Fall 2022, Rebecca has been the Community Outreach Consultant for the Percy Grainger Society. Her tour will offer a closer look at Grainger's relationship with Frederick Fennell (pictured above with Grainger in 1959 on the porch of Grainger's 7 Cromwell Place residence in White Plains, New York).

This event is free and open to the public. Learn more and register for the event by following this link to the Grainger website. 

Register to Attend this Tour at the PGHS

Event Key

The Percy Grainger Society is pleased to offer both live and virtual events. You can easily determine if the events listed in this newsletter are live or virtual by the color of the registration button:

  green for live events  

  blue for virtual events. 

Interested in Becoming a Member?

Membership in the Percy Grainger Society does have its privileges! With your membership, you have access to the Members Area of our website, which includes digital copies of The Grainger Journal, audio and video content, and links to program notes, catalogs, and book lists.

The Percy Grainger Society

7 Cromwell Place | White Plains, New York 10601




Our mission is to promote the work and legacy of Percy Grainger with a membership community that preserves his historic house, encourages appreciation performance of his music, and promotes a deeper understanding of the cultural, social, and economic context of his life and work.


(914) 281-1610


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