Meeting Bloomington's Goals...
Our mission specifically addresses the city's first four goals, which are to provide cultural arts opportunities for Bloomington residents, bring cultural arts activities to people who may not otherwise have access to the arts, make cultural arts opportunities more accessible, equitable and inclusive for all, make Bloomington a more desirable place to live and work by encouraging a thriving, vital cultural arts community.
We meet the city's sixth goal of creating high quality, cost effective community arts programming, by being the city’s only community show choir who offers two different, high-quality shows per year. Membership dues are significantly less than other community groups in Bloomington, making it cost effective for members. We are also cost effective for the community, as we work on a sliding scale for senior homes and community organizations.
To meet the city’s eighth goal of promoting cultural arts in the Bloomington community, we started holding free public concerts at the Normandale Bandshell, which reaches new audiences and promotes the diverse offering that the Bloomington Center for the Arts has to offer. Potentially reaching new members to the Bloomington Fine Arts groups and possible new audience members to the Black Box and Schneider Theaters. We also offer our spring season show in the Schneider Theatre at the Bloomington Center for the arts, utilizing Bloomington Community spaces, on top of the Senior Centers in Bloomington we visit.
We meet the city’s ninth and tenth goals by collaborating with local musicians, arrangers/composers, artists, and other Bloomington Fine Arts groups. We have worked closely with a female composer/arranger from Bloomington, and we have performed dozens of her works. We have also hired and collaborated with local musicians and artists for our spring show at the Schneider Theatre. Our biggest feats have been collaborations with Angelica Cantanti for our 2020 digital winter performance, as well as with the Bloomington Chorale. The NOTEable Singer’s directing team stepped in for the Chorale in the spring of 2021, when their director was unavailable due to COVID, and helped them with a digital spring season. In addition, our collaborative accompanist helped direct the Chorale this winter and we held a double feature winter concert with them in December. Collaborating with these other groups and individuals will expand our reach to new audiences and different parts of our community.