Somerville Choir New York Tour 2016

A project by: Somerville Choir

Successful

WE RAISED £7,169

from 113 donors

This project received pledges on Sat 04 Jun 2016
Help us showcase Somerville talent in one of the world's biggest musical hubs, New York City

WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE'RE UP TO

This is a really exciting time for Somerville Choir. This year we welcomed a new choral Director, Benjamin Goodson, who has brought us to new musical heights. We are one of Oxford's best mixed choirs and we feel the time is right to raise our profile on the international stage.

We began this year with a stunning remembrance concert and, most recently, we performed the Bach St John Passion to a sell-out audience. We are currently working toward a summer concert of Anglo-American music in preparation for the tour. Next year we have plans to sing the Faure Requiem and the Spem in Alium at the prodigious St Martin in the Fields, London. 

The choir's members change year to year and at present our choral sound is better than ever before. We really love singing together and we want to use this opportunity to show the world what we’re capable of.


PLANS FOR THE TOUR

We plan to begin the tour in New York where we will tour our concert of Anglo-American music around prestigious venues across the city. We will also perform services in local churches and will run workshops for school choirs around the city to fuel their enthusiasm and love of singing! We want to showcase our talent to as many people as possible and our venues will be helping to publicise our concerts in their local areas and around the city. We love singing as a choir and we would cherish this opportunity to perform to complete strangers and show them exactly what we are capable of!


WHAT WE'VE  DONE SO FAR

The choir has been busily fundraising for the past two academic terms, raising money for the tour through concerts and events. This term, in particular, we have hosted an American themed bake-sale, an open-mic night and, as a choir, we have busked on the streets of Oxford. We have more schemes planned and we will use our upcoming concert to fundraise further. In addition, each member of the choir will be contributing towards the cost of the tour.  We are now looking to use the Somerville crowdfunding platform to fundraise for the final amount needed to ensure that we can head State-side later this year!


HOW YOU CAN HELP 

We would be extremely grateful for any donation, big or small, which will help us get to New York. If we manage to exceed our target, your money will be of even greater importance, as it will make the tour more affordable to members of the choir who would otherwise struggle to pay for it.

However, money isn’t everything. If you feel you would like to help in other ways, you could help us promote our crowdfunding page to friends, family, and online, so that we reach as many people as possible. Maybe you could share our posts on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram, or even just tell someone about us. We need all the help we can get to reach our target.

HOW WE WILL THANK YOU

If you make a donation, we will show our thanks by sending you a personal sign of our appreciation. Check out our tiered reward system on the right hand side of this page.

MORE ABOUT US

If you would like to know more about Somerville Choir, have a look at the links below to see what we’ve been up to recently. 

If you would like to make a gift, but not via PayPal, you can make a credit card or direct debit donation through the Somerville website, by selecting the Annual Fund and writing 'Choir Tour US' in the notes field.

HELP US GET TO NEW YORK! (please)


12 months ago

From the Somerville Choir:

We would like to pass on our heartfelt thanks to each and every one of you who has kindly contributed to the project! It has been wonderful to see our friends, family and even other choirs and singers pitch in to help us reach our goal.


As you may be aware, the campaign is live for another 7 days - which means another 7 days of spreading the Somerville Choir joy as far and wide as we can. A major reason for us crowdfunding is because we want to make sure that every member of the choir is able to tour with us this summer. We feel that by increasing the goal to £6,500 we can help ensure that all members of the choir will be able to go on tour, by making it much more affordable to those who would otherwise struggle to pay for it.


It would be amazing if you could keep sharing the project with your friends, family – even your next door neighbour! You can find out more information about who were are on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram and to hear about why the tour is so important to us.


Thanks again for all your support!

The Somerville Choir x

I will continue to share and so dilighted that ye getting near yer target and ye will do britain proud perhaps britains got talent next appearance norma q🎼🎧

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Well done and under time

Have a fantastic time!

Hope you raise your target. Good luck in New York

Delighted to help but the process of payment took ages

Carys this is a little something to get your choir to America! You rock girl! Maria x

Good luck, Aidan, and to your fellow choristers. Fingers crossed that funding streams continue to flow.

It's a pitty that we must use PayPal, so I have given my contribution through someone else's PayPal account. M. Wolf

Best of luck to Aidan and all the Choir