The Hampsong Foundation gratefully recognizes the generous support of the Elinor Remick Warren Society in our collective mandate to invigorate the study and performance of American classic song. We are committed to supporting contemporary American composers and the legacies of composers who had a passion for American song. One of these composers was Elinor Remick Warren, described as “the only woman among the group of prominent American neo-romanticists that includes Howard Hanson, Samuel Barber and Gian Carlo Menotti” (Ammer, Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians). In collaboration with the Elinor Remick Warren Society, the Hampsong Foundation seeks to promote the music of Remick Warren through performances, radio broadcasts, and publications.
Lift every voice and sing Till earth and heaven ring, Ring with the harmonies of Liberty; Let our rejoicing rise High as the listening skies, Let it resound loud as the rolling sea. Sing a song full of the faith that the dark past has taught us, Sing a song full of the hope that the present has brought us. Facing the rising sun of our new day begun, Let us march on till victory is won. — James Weldon Johnson, “Lift Every Voice and Sing”