Cox & Palmer today announced that it has formed a partnership with Shallaway – Newfoundland and Labrador Youth in Chorus, to support the organization’s bursary program.
Under the new agreement, commencing with the 2014-2015 season, Cox & Palmer will contribute $5,000 this year to support children and families who require assistance with the financial commitment associated with membership in the choir.
“The Cox & Palmer Bursary Program will assist Shallaway in ensuring that an inspiring and fully equitable experience is available to every child in our choir, no matter his or her financial situation.” says Kellie Walsh, Artistic Director of Shallaway. “We are proud and honoured to publicly acknowledge our partnership with Cox & Palmer.”
“Music and art can have a tremendous impact on the development of youth,” says Paul McDonald, partner at Cox & Palmer. “Shallaway offers children a culturally-rich experience that builds their confidence, shapes their work-ethic, and pushes them to be their very best selves. It would be unfortunate indeed for a child to miss out on this experience because of financial difficulty.”
The Cox & Palmer Bursary Program ensures equity and opportunity for all children who successfully complete the audition process. Through this program, Shallaway is dedicated to supporting all choristers and families for whom financial difficulties or restraints may present an impediment to membership.
Shallaway – Newfoundland and Labrador Youth in Chorus - is an internationally renowned choral organization with choristers between the ages of 7 and 18 years, dedicated to the development of its youth as individuals and contributing citizens via the powerful vehicle of choral music excellence.
About Cox & Palmer
Cox & Palmer has been an integral part of Atlantic Canada’s business community for over a century. With 200 lawyers in offices throughout the region, Cox & Palmer is a preeminent full-service regional firm providing advice in many sectors.
Through its BRAVO! - Supporting the Arts program, the St. John’s office of Cox & Palmer partners with organizations that create and enhance arts and cultural activities in Newfoundland and Labrador. The program, introduced in 2011, was designed to help showcase music, visual and performing arts, and literary arts in the province, and to promote the arts community as a vibrant and vital part of the economy.