Carson Myre Charitable Foundation

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The Carson-Myre Charitable Foundation has awarded a $144,290 grant to a regional hospice care center to expand faith-based ministry outreach. 

Enjoy recordings from youth choir and band concerts from around the region on the WKMS All-Classical channel, featuring  performances from Graves Co. High School, McCracken Co. High School, Ballard Co. High School, Paducah Tilghman High School, Murray Elementary, Murray Middle, Murray High School, the Paducah Symphony Orchestra Youth Ensembles and student performances from Murray State University. 

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Update: Matt Markgraf produces and hosts the series and stopped by Sounds Good with an overview and a peek behind-the-scenes. Interview audio added.

Join us this summer on the WKMS All Classical Channel for The Carson Myre Charitable Foundation's Youth and Ensemble Music Performance Series, featuring highlights from youth concerts recorded over the past school year, all across our region. Hear choral, jazz, brass and strings from elementary, middle, high school and university students with new episodes Fridays at 6 pm and rebroadcasts Sundays at 1 pm and Mondays at Noon on our All Classical Channel. 

WKMS presents two hour-long specials showcasing highlights from holiday concerts from regional schools this week as part of the Carson Myre Charitable Foundation's Youth and Ensemble Music Performance Series. These specials feature highlights from recent performances by Murray High School, Calloway County High School, Paducah Tilghman High School and Clark Elementary and will be broadcast on our All-Classical Channel.

Long-time Paducah philanthropist Louis Myre died yesterday morning leaving behind a legacy of robust faith-based and arts organizations.

Market House Theater Director Michael Cochran said the Carson Myre Charitable Foundation that Myre and his wife Jane Carson Myre established has allowed the theater to expand its children’s programming. Cochran said the operational funding from the foundation is a rare find for groups like his.