Feature of Note

Expanding Our Reach and Impact: A Message from President Paul Jackson

Ways to Engage with the PGS

Dear Members of the Percy Grainger Society,

Happy New Year! I hope this letter finds you in good health and high spirits as we embark on another exciting year together. As we bid farewell to the challenges and triumphs of the past year, I would like to take a moment to reflect on our accomplishments, and to express my gratitude for your support.

I am thrilled to announce that we have successfully reached our Giving Tuesday goal for the year 2023, raising over $15,000. Your generous contributions and dedication to preserving the legacy of Percy Grainger have made this achievement possible, and we are immensely grateful for your continued support.

As we enter the new year, I would like to encourage each and every one of you to get more involved in the Percy Grainger Society. There are numerous opportunities for you to contribute your time, skills, and ideas to further our mission. Volunteering for a committee is an excellent way to actively participate in the decision-making process and to help shape the future of our society. Whether you have a passion for event planning, fundraising, or membership engagement, we have a committee that will benefit from your expertise.

Additionally, we have several exciting projects on the horizon that require the assistance of dedicated volunteers like yourself. From organizing events, to designing educational programs, your involvement in these projects will help us expand our reach and impact. If you have a specific area of interest or expertise, please let us know, and we will find a project that aligns with your passion.

Furthermore, your ideas and suggestions are invaluable to us. We believe in the power of collective wisdom and the strength of our membership. I encourage you to share your thoughts and ideas at our Membership and Programs Committee meetings. Your input will help shape our future initiatives and ensure that we continue to provide meaningful experiences for our members.

In conclusion, I want to express my heartfelt appreciation for your unwavering support and dedication to the Percy Grainger Society. Together, we have achieved great things, and I am confident that the coming year will bring even more success and fulfillment. Let us continue to celebrate the life and work of Percy Grainger, and inspire future generations to appreciate his contributions to the world of music.

Wishing you a joyous and prosperous New Year!

Warm regards,

Paul Jackson
President – Percy Grainger Society

Giving Tuesday Results

At the Home & Studio

Percy Grainger Society Receives NYSCA Grant

NYSCA Grant 2024

The Percy Grainger Society (PGS) begins the new year with the exciting news of a $15,000 grant award from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA). PGS President Dr. Paul Jackson expressed his gratitude, saying,

We are delighted to receive this generous grant from NYSCA. This funding will greatly enhance our ability to continue our important work. It's a testament to the value of our mission and the enduring appeal of Percy Grainger's music. The Society is committed to using this grant to further its programming, research, preservation efforts, and outreach activities, ensuring Grainger's legacy continues to inspire future generations. We are deeply grateful for this support.

Governor Kathy Hochul shared, “New York’s unparalleled arts and culture sector is leading the way to benefit our residents, our students and our visitors every day. I commend these grantees on their achievements and look forward to their contributions in the coming year."

NYSCA Chair Katherine Nicholls added, “On behalf of Council and staff, congratulations to the Percy Grainger Society and thank you for your perseverance, your creativity and your tireless service to New York State.”

Follow this link to read the full announcement of the grant award in the White Plains Patch.

The mission of the New York State Council on the Arts is to foster and advance the full breadth of New York State’s arts, culture, and creativity for all. Created by Governor Nelson Rockefeller in 1960 and continued with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature, the Council is an agency that is part of the Executive Branch. For more information on NYSCA, please visit www.arts.ny.gov.

Membership Happenings

The January Grainger Journal

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Benefits of PGS Membership 

Percy Grainger

Thinking about becoming a member of the Percy Grainger Society (PGS) but wondering what the perks might be? Membership offers many benefits, including:

We are pleased to offer student memberships as well. E-mail us for additional information. We look forward to welcoming you to the PGS!

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Save the Date

February 22, 2024:
Reimagining Grainger Through Performance

Giving Tuesday

Grainger Reimagined is a three-part series of online presentations exploring the ways in which Grainger’s outputs as composer, arranger, and performer have been recast in the contemporary moment.

The second presentation in the series, "Reimagining Grainger Through Performance," will be given by noted jazz guitarist and composer James Chirillo on Thursday, February 22 at 4:00 pm EST via Zoom. Of this presentation, Chirillo writes:

In this presentation I will introduce my Grainger Suite, which was commissioned by the US Military Academy Jazz Knights at West Point. I will speak to what was involved in integrating and translating Grainger’s Sussex Mummers’ Christmas Carol and Hill Song No. 2 to allow for improvisation in a jazz context.

Visit the "Reimagining Grainger Through Performance" event listing on our website for additional details. Follow this link to learn more about the complete Grainger Reimagined series. 

Register for the February 22 Grainger Reimagined Event

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. 

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.


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