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CCC introduces the complete Burt Carols

Nicki ffrench Davis | Cork

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This project was funded!

rewards for funding this project:

€5 +

Our sincere thanks on facebook & in our concert programme

€15 +

Pre-release CD mailed to you (within Ireland) and thanks on facebook & in our concert programme

€40 +

2 tickets to our Christmas performance of the carols at the iconic St Anne's church, Shandon; A pre-release CD mailed to you within Ireland; sincere thanks on facebook & in our concert programme

€150 +

6 reserved VIP tickets for you and your guests for our Christmas performance of the carols at the iconic St Anne's church, Shandon & a glass of wine a mince-pie and CD for each of you guests at our after-party; A pre-release CD mailed to you within Ireland; sincere thanks on facebook & in our concert programme

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Nicki ffrench Davis

Cork Chamber Choir, a 24-member mixed voice choir of musicians and friends, is looking forward to introducing an almost unknown set of carols to Irish audiences on our first studio recording.

Discovered by the choir by chance, these 15 carols were written as part of a family tradition in Michigan. While a few of them were brought to millions by such recording artists as Nat King Cole, James Taylor and Rufus & Martha Wainwright, most of them have been quite neglected. To Irish audiences they are all but unknown.

Rooted in the warmhearted and wholesome tradition in which they were born from 1942-54, each carol is unique. Whether tender or giddy, reflective or joyous, each sounds so traditional yet is coloured by the rich harmonic language of a natural jazz musician.

It is said that Alfred Burt, who died tragically young at 32 the day after writing one of our favourites (The Star Carol), never played the carols the same way twice. We're sure that other musicians and choirs will be excited to hear this selection box of seasonal songs and want to make one their own.

When we discovered them and sang them through for the first time we knew we had found something very special to share with our audience. The more we sang the carols the more we came to love them. So we have pooled our resources and made a professional studio recording of the complete set which is currently being mastered. We need your help to copy and package the recording ready for the Christmas market.

The final product will be sold with a portion of the proceeds going to support the Barnado's Ireland charity. But not without your help! We have run out of funds and are really hoping you can help us pay for the copying of the CDs and the design and print of a suitably gorgeous CD cover so we make it into all the lists of top pressies to buy this Christmas.

We have put together a selection of rewards for every pocket and please be assured that every donation, however small (or big!), will mean a lot to us. You can use your donation to pre-order your copy of the album on CD (to arrive PRIOR to the public launch!) or to reserve a ticket at our Christmas performance of the carols in the iconic St. Annes Church, Shandon which will take place on Saturday December 22nd at 6pm.

Folks, we've worked so hard to make the best recording we can - help us share it with the country now and raise some much-needed funds for Barnado's at the same time... please fund us today.

Please find Cork Chamber Choir on Facebook to stay up to date with us.  We can be contacted directly at corkchamberchoir@live.com