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The Calendar Years is making their second EP for the season of Epiphany.
The Calendar Years is making their second EP for the season of Epiphany.
106 backers pledged $7,260 to help bring this project to life.

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The Calendar Years is a worship collective creating resources round the seasons of the liturgical year.

In December 2014 we released our first EP for the season of Advent: 4 songs in 4 different styles from electro pop to orchestral folk to garage rock. Featuring 5 songwriters and 8 musicians the EP was downloaded in over 25 countries and the songs were sung in churches from Maryland to Missouri.

This experimental spirit has continued in a form of irreverent liturgy in the nurturing environment of our church community in Brooklyn. Invocations, confessions, & benedictions have been written & many melodies sung over each season as we've kept wrestling with the church calendar.

We've already begun recording the Epiphany EP and the music featured in the Kickstarter video is "Brightest & Best".

This EP is a celebration that the light has come into the world & it's a much brighter sounding record full of hand claps, toy pianos & even some electronic dance music.

But we need your help to get these resources out. It's an unavoidable fact that music costs money to make and we'd love to remunerate the artists in our community to focus their time & energy on the project, as well as cover expenses such as mixing & mastering, to make this record truly amazing.

We've got some great rewards but I'm excited to announce that we've finally recorded "There's a Wideness in God's Mercy" & when you give to this campaign you will get an exclusive download of this song (I am sending these bandcamp codes out manually so there may be a short delay getting the code to you.  Thanks for your patience)

Thanks in advance for partnering with us to create unique & experimental sacred music.

Risks and challenges

I'm not gonna lie. The riskiest part is asking for your money!

The biggest challenge is getting this record, and the worship leader resources, out at least 4 weeks before the season of Epiphany as churches tend to plan ahead & the Advent/Christmas season is one of the busiest.

Without your help this record will be a fleeting Instagram post & a perpetual demo. We'll continue to sing these songs in our community but we'd love to share them with other churches.

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    "There's a Wideness in God's Mercy" DD

    You get an INSTANT Digital download of "There's a Wideness in God's Mercy"

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    "Wideness" & "Epiphany" DD

    You get an INSTANT Digital download of "There's a Wideness in God's Mercy" plus download of "Epiphany" EP when it's released.

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    Signed CD "Epiphany" EP

    You get a signed physical copy of the "Epiphany" EP. Plus all the digital downloads

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    Signed CD "Epiphany" EP & T shirt

    You get a signed physical copy of the "Epiphany" EP & a T shirt. Plus all the digital downloads

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    Worship Leader Package

    A digital download of the EP & Wideness, chord charts, lead sheets, instrumental tracks, ProPresenter files, Planning Center ready files etc. Everything you need to play these songs in church!

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    Producer credit & Signed CD

    Your name will be listed on the credits and you will get a signed physical copy of the "Epiphany" EP. Plus all the digital downloads

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    Hymn cover

    Ben will cover a hymn of your choice. No guarantees that it won't be reworked into a style of his own making. Plus all the digital downloads

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    The kitchen sink

    You get it all! The digital downloads, signed EP, T shirt, worship leader package, producer credit & the hymn cover!

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    Living room Advent concert

    In NYC & surrounding areas only unless you can pay for travel. Ben will lead you through an evening of prayer & worship centering around the season of Advent

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    Full band worship night

    Not including travel & accommodation. The Calendar Years will come lead worship at your church during regular services or for a dedicated worship experience.

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