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Irish Youth Chamber Choir Debut EP

Irish Youth Chamber Choir | Dublin

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  • Target: €7800
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This project was funded!

rewards for funding this project:

€10 +

If you fund the project at this level you will receive a thank you note from a member of the choir and be listed in the CD sleeve and on the Irish Youth Choir website as funder of the EP if you wish.

€25 +

If you fund the project at this level you will receive an invitation to the EP launch in autumn 2014, a copy of CD posted to you before public release, a thank you note from a member of the choir and you will be listed in CD sleeve and on the Irish Youth Choir website as funder of the EP if you wish.

€50 +

If you fund the project at this level you will receive a digital download of live bonus tracks from the larger Irish Youth Choir, an invitation to the EP launch in autumn 2014, a copy of CD posted to you before public release, a thank you note from a member of the choir and you will be listed in the CD sleeve and on the IYC website as funder of the EP if you wish.

€100 +

If you fund the project at this level you will receive an invitation to the EP launch in autumn 2014 along with an invitation to a post-concert reception at the EP launch to meet the singers and conductor, a digital download of live bonus tracks from the larger Irish Youth Choir, a copy of CD posted to you before public release, a thank you note from a member of the choir and you will be listed in the CD sleeve and on the IYC website as funder of the EP if you wish.

€250 +

If you fund the project at this level you will receive a ticket and programme for a performance of your choice on the IYC 2015 tour [dates TBC], a one year Classic Friendship of the Irish Youth Choir (worth €50) from October 2014-2015 [including benefits such as priority booking and reserved seating at all IYC, IYCC and IYTC concerts, a choice of acknowledgement as a Friend in all concert programmes and on website and invitations to rehearsals on concert day), an invitation to the EP launch in autumn 2014 along with an invitation to a post-concert reception at the EP launch to meet the singers and conductor, a digital download of live bonus tracks from the larger Irish Youth Choir, a copy of CD posted to you before public release, a thank you note from a member of the choir and you will be listed in the CD sleeve and on the IYC website as funder of the EP if you wish.

€500 +

If you fund the project at this level you will receive a 45 minute workshop by members of the Irish Youth Chamber Choir for up to fifty people in your workplace, school, rehearsal space or similar venue (subject to logistical conditions), a one year Singers Friendship of the Irish Youth Choir (worth €100) from October 2014-2015 [A ticket to all IYC related performances along with a programme, choice of acknowledgement as a Friend in all concert programmes and on website, invitations to rehearsals on concert day], an invitation to the EP launch in autumn 2014 along with an invitation to a post-concert reception at the EP launch to meet the singers and conductor, a digital download of live bonus tracks from the larger Irish Youth Choir, a copy of CD posted to you before public release, a thank you note from a member of the choir, and you will be listed in the CD sleeve and on the IYC website as funder of the EP if you wish.

€1000 +

If you fund the project at this level you will have the option to avail of private half hour performance by the Irish Youth Chamber Choir at your event between November 2014 and March 2015 subject to logistical conditions, lunch with the Artistic Director of the Irish Youth Choir and CEO of the Association of Irish Choirs, a one year Choir Friendship of the Irish Youth Choir (worth €250) from October 2014-2015 [A pair of tickets to all Irish Youth Choir related performances along with two programmes, choice of acknowledgement as a Friend in all concert programmes and on website, invitations to rehearsals on concert day], an invitation to the EP launch in autumn 2014 along with an invitation to a post-concert reception at the EP launch to meet the singers and conductor, a digital download of live bonus tracks from the larger Irish Youth Choir, a copy of CD posted to you before public release, a thank you note from a member of the choir, and you will be listed in the CD sleeve and on the IYC website as funder of the EP if you wish.

a project by:
Irish Youth Chamber Choir

What is the Irish Youth Chamber Choir?
In 2011, Irish Youth Choir realised a long held ambition: to create a smaller chamber choir, selected from the ranks of the larger main Irish Youth Choir for singers aged 18-28. That’s us, the Irish Youth Chamber Choir! Singing some of the most dazzling repertoire from around the world, this smaller group of singers blends the fire and energy of youth with innovative programming under the direction of Greg Beardsell. At its core, what the group really wants is to bring all the vibrancy and beauty of choral music to a larger audience because we know that music makes people’s lives better.

Why are we doing a Fund it campaign?
We are always working to enhance peoples live through music - we’ve toured around Ireland, worked with the Irish Concert Orchestra, performed at a BBC Prom, and been inspired by all the audiences we’ve met. It’s now time we set something down for the record: an EP called “Heavenly Bodies”. We are eager to connect with audiences outside of performances, and think this is a great way to do that.

Beyond our goal of audience connection, having the music we create available on CD will inspire singers to join the Irish Youth Choir. We know it will be an invaluable tool to help the choir move on to bigger things so that when new members do join, we have even more opportunities to offer. An EP is also crucial when applying to funding bodies to show them that their choice to support is a good one. We would love to be a part of something that could help the Irish Youth Choir go from strength to strength, because fundamentally - once more with feeling - we know that music makes people’s lives better!

Our parent organisation is the Association of Irish Choirs, and every year they heavily subsidise the week-long course at the University of Limerick. They have the best tutors around so that young people of all standards can come to sing and live with music for a week. A huge amount of funding goes into this course (which would otherwise be priced totally out of reach) and while we think recording an album will be rewarding and important, we don’t want to take any vital resources away from the larger choir. This is why we need you.

The EP will hopefully be recorded over September 2014 and released shortly after this. We need to cover the cost of rehearsing, studio time, mixing, mastering and producing and it all adds up to much more than we can manage on our own. Anything you can contribute will make a difference, and if you can share and spread the good word, we would be so grateful. With your help, we can turn this ambition into reality. We cannot do it without you! Thank you!

(And did we mention how handsomely we’re rewarding you? Browse down through our rewards and pick what suits you best…)