Be a supporter of new choral music with an album of brand-new works for chorus by Thomas Juneau. Featuring Summit Chorale and the JVA!
The album will feature many of my popular works for chorus performed by my professional choir, the Juneau Vocal Alliance (JVA). These include The Rose of Sharon http://www.jwpepper.com/10192365.item and O Vos Omnes http://www.jwpepper.com/3209020.item. It will include new works for women's choir, such as the three-movement O Magnum Mysterium for Women's Choir and Harp. It will also feature five new works for unaccompanied chorus, including a setting of the rarely set poem Musica Dei Donum Optimi (Music, gift of the highest God) and an eight-part setting of Tenebrae Factae Sunt, and a setting for double-chorus and organ of Mirabile Mysterium.
Another very exciting component of the album will be two works for large chorus, brass, soloists, percussion, and organ! The first of the works is a setting of Gaudete, which was premiered at Rutgers University in December of 2011. The second work is the large-scale Te Deum which Summit Chorale premiered in its original version in November 2011. It is very exciting that Summit Chorale and the JVA will come together to perform these works! Also featured will be soloists Tami Petty, Sharon Byrne, Mark A. Boyle, and Jonathan Mortensen!
Choral Music is an art which exists in time, and its beauty is drawn from the art of people working together at an unprecedented level to perform works of sheer sonic beauty. It is truly a unique genre which needs a community to support it and help it thrive. Like all art, it also needs new work to keep it fresh and help it continue to grow.
This project is an embodiment of that philosophy. I have been involved in choral music throughout my life, and this first album is a culmination of the learning and growing that I have achieved in this field which is my passion. I am so fortunate to be able to bring together all the facets of my artistic life into one project.
All of this will be recorded at Saint Joseph's Church in Carteret, New Jersey.
WE NEED YOUR HELP! We are very fortunate to have many extremely talented professional musicians participating in this project, and we need your help supporting them as they use their talent to bring this new music to life! In addition, your support will help cover recording and production expenses for the album! Your kindness will allow us to bring new music to the world of song! There are also other expenses which come with this, including licensing of the published works, recording expenses including our recording engineer, and distribution and marketing expenses. Any support we receive will go directly to support all of these worthy expenses.
Thank you so much for your time and support of this new project!
The majority of our expenses are personnel expenses. We have hired professional singers, brass, and percussion players to help make this album outstanding. As much as all of our musicians believe in this project, and wish they could offer their services for free, they are professionals, and this is their career. We wish to compensate them fairly for their amazing talent and time. Our recording engineer, another professional, must also be compensated.
If you are located in the northern/central NJ area, and are free on Tuesday nights, Summit Chorale is always looking for new members! This all-auditioned community choir performs several times a year under the baton of Dr. Thomas Juneau. Please see www.summitchorale.org for more information!
The Juneau Vocal Alliance applied for 501c3 status in July of 2011. The IRS takes a very long time to review all applications- we should be receiving our tax-deductible number from them very soon now. Once the IRS contacts us regarding our non-profit status, all donations made since the time of initial application last summer will become retroactively tax deductible. We appreciate your patience and your support.
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May 25, 2012 - Jun 24, 2012 (30 days)
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A special Thank You!! on the inside cover of the album, your name will be listed in the liner notes as a supporter of the album.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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All of the above, including a digital download of the album!Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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All of the above, plus an autographed copy of the new album upon release!Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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All of the above, plus complimentary tickets to the ALBUM LAUNCH CONCERT!..trust us, it's gonna be FUN! You will get to here ALL of this music performed LIVE!!!!Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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Be a CHAMPION! All of the above, plus your name listed as a "Champion of New Choral Music!" as a co-sponsor of the album and enjoy an after party with the performers after the release concert!Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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DEDICATION, All of the above, plus one of the works on the album will be dedicated to you or in honor of a person of your choice. A wonderful way to honor a loved one and it will live forever in print and recorded sound!Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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BECOME part of the creative process! All of the above, plus a new work composed in honor of you or a person of your choice! You can work with Thomas on the piece, selecting the text, the voicing for the choir, the length, and the instrumentation! An amazing way to become an integral proponent of the Choral Art!Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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Be a PRODUCER of the album! All of the above, plus your name and those you choose to honor listed on the BACK of the album as Producer! Help us make our dream come true by becoming part of it!Estimated delivery: Jul 2012