The Songfest concert was a big success with record attendance for a Montpelier Chamber Orchestra concert. And the kids did a great job on their songs!
We are editing the CD now and plan to have that to you by the end of the month. Everyone who pledged on Kickstarter gets a download of the concert recording as a basic benefit. And we'll send a PDF with all of the lyrics from the songs created by the kids and the Kid Pan Alley songwriters.
The Kickstarter Project was also a big success. We passed our goal right after the Concert Crawl. And we received such positive feedback about the Concert Crawl, thanks to all the good energy and fun spirit that everyone brought to that event.
Thank you, once again, for supporting this new project for Montpelier and the kids at Union Elementary. You will be hearing from us again soon about the delivery schedule for your Kickstarter benefits.
- The Montpelier Chamber Orchestra
Thanks to everyone who joined us last weekend for our first Concert Crawl. We had 32 partiers attend the Crawl, and a good time was had by all! The pledges made by the Crawl attendees put us over the top for our Kickstarter Project goal.
Thank you for all the great support that everyone has given to help make the Songfest Porject a success!
Special thanks to our hosts, Chris and Susan Hennessey, Tom and Laura Furber and Bruce and Connie Story for welcoming us into their homes and presenting an array of delicious food for us to enjoy alongside the musical offerings. And a big thanks to Heidi Ringer for all her help in planning and cooking.
Here are a couple photos from the Concert Crawl -- TOP: Michael Close on cello, Malone on violin and pianist Eliza Thomas performing a Beethoven piano trio at the Hennessey's. BOTTOM: Colin McCaffrery and Doug Reed performing bluegrass and Texas fiddle tunes at the Furber's. Sorry we didn't get a photo from the Story's home, which featured the Latin Gypsy duo of Ruth Einstein, violin, and Jairo Sequeira on guitar.
What a great way to start the day! Mrs. Pine's and Ms. Albert's classes sang their Kid Pan Alley songs for the devotional in the Legislature today and they were awesome! Standing ovations for both classes!
You can watch Mrs. Pine's class singing Vermont Strong at the Vermont State House below, and a photo of Mrs. Albert's class singing We Love Vermont:
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CONCERT RECORDING DOWNLOAD -- Professionally recorded and mastered, this is the recording of the March 31st Songfest concert, featuring all the Kid Pan Alley songs written and performed by the students, accompanied by the Montpelier Chamber Orchestra.Estimated delivery:
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COMMISSION A SONG ARRANGEMENT -- Underwrite one of the arrangements of the students' songs that the MCO will perform with them on March 31st. Your name will be printed on the score of a song of your choice to acknowledge your sponsorship, plus a special CD of the concert recording of your song with be packaged with the score.Estimated delivery:
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SONGFEST ANGEL -- All of the above benefits plus a DVD of the March 31st Songfest Concert with the kids singing their songs with the MCO.Estimated delivery:
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MCO HOUSE CONCERT -- Bring the MCO into your home for a one-of-a-kind event for you and your friends. A chamber ensemble from the MCO will perform a 45-minute concert in your home. How cool is that?!!Estimated delivery:
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