“We are thrilled to be associated with such an artist as Josh Groban and are delighted that the Rocky Mountain Children’s Choir is going to be recognized by him and the Find Your Light Foundation,”
"Ensuring every child has the opportunity to experience an arts education is very important to me," said Groban. “The Rocky Mountain Children’s Choir shares this goal with me, and it gives me great pleasure to highlight the work they do."
While Groban tours the U.S. on his "Straight to You" tour, his Find Your Light Foundation will make a cash donation to a nonprofit arts education organization that operates in each locale in which the tour stops. In addition, Groban is inviting the head of that nonprofit; the artists, students and/or teachers who provide services for the nonprofit; and the children and young adults who receive services from the nonprofit to attend his concert and be recognized from the stage. They will also have the opportunity to meet Groban prior to the performance.
Taking the foundation's mission one step further, Groban is partnering with Americans for the Arts, the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education, to launch a joint text-to-give campaign, which will run for the duration of his "Straight to You" tour in 2011. Proceeds from the campaign will go to support both The Find Your Light Foundation and Americans for the Arts as they work to ensure every child and young adult in America has access to quality arts education experiences. Text ART to 50555 to make a $10 donation to support the cause.
Groban will be in Denver to perform on August 12, 2011 as part of his "Straight To You" worldwide tour running through November. The tour supports his recent and fifth studio album, 'Illuminations' which has already been certified platinum in the U.S. Its No. 4 debut on Billboard's Top 200 chart is Groban's fourth consecutive Top 5 chart bow.
About Rocky Mountain Children’s Choir:
For over 15 years, the Rocky Mountain Children’s Choir has been changing children’s lives throughout the metro Denver area. The power and spirit of music unites our singers through a unique music education program that celebrates diversity and inclusiveness. The Rocky Mountain Children’s Choir actively seeks children from diverse backgrounds and offers the opportunity to experience musical excellence in a multicultural environment. Through the universal language of music, our singers develop relationships that enrich their lives while benefiting their families and communities. Please visit our website at http://www.rmchildrenschoir.org . Contact:
About Find Your Light:
To find out more about the Find Your Light Foundation, please visit the organization's website at http://www.findyourlightfoundation.org and/or its Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/
About Americans for the Arts:
Americans for the Arts is the leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America. With offices in Washington, D.C. and New York City, it has a record of more than 50 years of service. Americans for the Arts is dedicated to representing and serving local communities and creating opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts. Additional information is available at www.AmericansForTheArts.org