Help Striving Artists record a double-album of songs from their Christmas shows, plus special appearances by other artists!
Since 2009, Striving Artists has produced an annual Christmas show for our patrons on the North Shore of Massachusetts, combining original scenes and monologues with fun new arrangements of classic holiday songs to create an evening of warmth and family entertainment. These shows have been very popular with audiences and have become something to look forward to at the end of each of our theatrical seasons.
This year we'd like to collect new performances of the classic songs from these shows, along with additional performances by artists who for one reason or another haven't been able to perform as part of our live show, but still wanted to be a part of our holiday celebrations, onto a double-CD. This album will be fully produced, with far more elaborate arrangements than our live configuration has thus far allowed. It will be professionally pressed and packaged and then made available on our website and at our live performances.
We love doing this show every year, and we'd love to be able to share some of that joy with our audiences even when they aren't able to see the live show.
WHAT IS IT? A double-disc CD collecting new recordings of the songs we've performed over the last three years of our annual Christmas show, plus many additional songs not featured in the live show. We've gathered many wonderful talents to perform the holiday songs you love in fun new arrangements, outstanding voices and musicians, some performing with SAC for the very first time on this recording.
WHAT AM I PAYING FOR? The cost of pressing and packaging the album, plus the expense of paying royalties for any of the contemporary Christmas songs which will appear on the album, is approximately $750. We have to pay for these things up front, regardless of how many actual copies of the album are sold once they're released, so we'll need your help in coming up with the money ahead of time for this. Once the finished product is released, you'll find it was well worth it.
HOW LONG WILL I HAVE TO DONATE BEFORE THE FUNDRAISER ENDS? 30 short days. We're quite confident that our fans will come through for us in the time we have to raise the money, but we're counting on each of you to help us make this a reality. Each dollar makes a difference, and our appreciation will be limitless. Please note that rewards which include a copy of the album won't actually arrive until November, when the album is released. We will keep you posted throughout the production process, though, so you know we haven't forgotten you.
WHAT IF YOUR GOAL ISN'T REACHED? Then you pay nothing. Your account is only actually charged if we meet our goal of $750 within the 30 days we have. You can certainly donate above and beyond our goal, and that money would go towards our live Christmas show for 2012, but if we don't reach $750, we get nothing and you've spent nothing. So your risk is low.
IS MY DONATION TAX DEDUCTIBLE? You bet it is. We're a 501c3 non-profit, so any money donated to us is tax deductible to the full extent allowed by the law.
Please consider donating to our project. In the video embedded above you will hear one of the demos recorded by Greg Luzitano for the album, with photos from Christmas shows past. We would be enormously grateful to anyone who supports this project, because we couldn't be more excited about it ourselves! Watch our website, www.strivingartists.org, which will be updated regularly with information regarding which songs will be on the album, who will be performing them, behind the scenes videos, clips, and more!
Thank you so much in advance for your generosity and support! You're the reason we do this!
Greg Luzitano, Artistic Director
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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