103% Funded


Target: €6000


€6,220 Raised


79 Funders

New Dublin Voices Irish Christmas CD

By New Dublin Voices


What will make our new Christmas CD extra special is that every carol is by a composer or arranger who is Irish. Much-loved world-wide favourites will be recorded in beautiful, fresh new versions, alongside Christmas music that entirely new and original. Irish composers and arrangers regularly send their music to New Dublin Voices which is therefore well placed to choose a very attractive and diverse selection drawing on both established composers and those of the new generation. These include Seán Doherty, winner of multiple awards including Feis Ceoil’s choral composition prize no fewer than four times since 2009, and Eoghan Desmond, recent winner of the Seán Ó Riada Prize and whose pieces are now sold by leading choral music publishers Sulasol. New Dublin Voices is proud and excited to work with these and all our composers and to bring their wonderful music to an even wider audience.
Bernie Sherlock is an internationally-acclaimed conductor with vast choral experience both at home and abroad. She is extremely skilled at programming, which is why the choices of music for our new CD will be so innovative and appealing. 
As a result of fundraising the choir already has a portion of the necessary money in place. However, we need the help of family and friends via Fund:It to see the project through to completion. 
New Dublin Voices is not in receipt of any centralised funding at all. We hold concerts throughout the year, sometimes making money from them in addition to our winnings at international choral competitions. But every concert, every trip and every project costs money, without which this amazing choir would eventually go quiet.
Hire of studio - 1500
Engineer for two days - 3000
Mixing/balancing tracks - 3000
Writing of notes for sleeve - 400
Design of sleeve - 600
Producing CDs - 2000 
Launch concert - 1000 
PR/promotion for CD and concert - 500
:fund:it operates on a reward system. Any pledge of €25 or more is basically a pre-order of the CD, so not only are you helping with its creation but you will also be one of the first people to receive it. 
If a project doesn't reach its target within 49 days it doesn't get funded at all, meaning the our target figure is the minimum we need to raise in order to receive any of your kind contributions. Money won't be taken from your account until the campaign is over and we know whether we’ve reached the target or not. 

:fund:it also take an 8% administrative fee to cover their costs. 

New Dublin Voices would like to thank you sincerely for your kind donation to our project - it really means a lot. We will do our very best to make a wonderful CD of extremely high quality, produced in part by our generous donors - thank you! 



4 days to go!

New Dublin Voices are absolutely thrilled to announce that we have MADE OUR TARGET of €6,000 with some time to spare! Thank you sincerely to one and all who have so generously contributed to our CD fund, and if there is anyone else who wishes to get in on the action, there are 4 days remaining! Don't forget the management at :fund:it take an 8% administration fee (advertising, payments charges etc) so we will lose that from the top. If you have any more friends or family who wish to be funders, please let them know we are still open for donation! Thank you all again for your help and support, we can't wait to produce the CD and see everyone for the launch concert in Oct/Nov (date to be confirmed). Thanks from everyone at New Dublin Voices

10 days to go!

With ten days remaining to our deadline, we are delighted to see that we've reached 89% of our target - a sincere thank you to every single contributor so far, we are very humbled and grateful. We're delighted to say that the engineer and producer on our CD will be Brian Masterson, who is fantastically experienced with choral groups, so we are really looking forward to seeing what he produces! There will be an array of Irish composers and arrangers on the new CD, including David Mooney, Mark Armstrong, Eoghan Desmond, Sean Doherty and Eoin Conway. We are very excited to hear what we can produce with your help and will keep you posted as soon as the deadline is reached! Ten days to go - thank you all again for everything so far! From everyone at New Dublin Voices

Happy new year!

A very happy and healthy new year to everyone - we are delighted to see that we have currently received €4385 in pledges from our very generous donors and friends! This means that we are at 73% of our target with 26 days left to go and are very hopeful that we can make it to €6000 by the deadline. We can't thank everyone enough and are very excited to start recording later in the month! A sincere thank you from everyone in New Dublin Voices and best wishes for 2017

Christmas eve - 12 days into campaign....

A very happy Christmas and New Year to one and all - thank you all so much for your continued support! We are now at 61% of our target, which is a fantastic christmas present for us this year - a sincere thanks to everyone who has pledged so far! May you all have a music-filled, happy and healthy Christmas, from everyone at New Dublin Voices.

One week in....

Thanks so much to each and every one of you, who have very generously supported us to date - we're at 35% of our overall target after the first week, and we can't thank you enough! We have some dates pencilled in for recording the CD in January, hopefully we will get to make this very special Christmas album. A sincere thanks to one and all who are helping us to reach our target - it is greatly appreciated! From everyone at New Dublin Voices

18 hours in......

Wow - thank you to our generous funders so far, we can't believe that we are at 15% of target already! This is a very exciting project and we are really looking forward to the prospect of recording these very special Christmas pieces in the new year. Thank you sincerely to one and all, from everyone at New Dublin Voices.

funders (79)

There are 71 public funders of this project

There are 8 anonymous funders of this project