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By The Betty Roe Society
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About this project

We are here on Kickstarter to fund a professional recording of the works of Betty Roe. This talented English composer is in her eighties and still receiving commissions but since her husband and manager died, there is no one to bring her music to the attention of the wider world. The Betty Roe Society was formed in to repair this omission but as a not for profit organisation we need your help to do so.

Betty Roe has written over 200 songs, 6 operas, dozens of orchestral, ensemble, and choral works not to mention her musicals and tremendously popular cabaret pieces, all this whilst raising twin daughters and a son.

The CD will feature 12 works, 24 songs in all. To perform the songs we have assembled a team of top classical artists, including;

  • Sarah Leonard - soprano
  • Anne-Marie Sheridan – mezzo soprano
  • Robin Tritschler – tenor
  • Stephen Varcoe - baritone

As many of Betty Roe's compositions have an eclectic assortment of instrumental accompaniments the artists include;

  • Nigel Foster - piano (Director of the London Song Festival)
  • Madeleine Mitchell - violin
  • Daniel Beer - horn
  • plus flute, recorder, cello, and viola players.

With a great London recording venue and a top BBC recording engineer this will be a CD to cherish and we hope will do this great music proud.

Risks and challenges

The main challenge is to make absolutely sure that every contributor is fully satisfied with the return on their donation and the quality of the end product lives up to their expectations.

The main risk is that, if one or more of the artists involved has to withdraw, finding a replacement of equal calibre will be difficult.

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    A high quality download of all the songs recorded for the project plus your name on the backers page of the Betty Roe Society web site.

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    A copy of the professionally recorded and mastered CD plus your name on the backers page of the Betty Roe Society web site.

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    A limited edition volume of the sheet music for all the songs included in the recording, plus a copy of the CD and your name on the backers page of the Betty Roe Society web site.

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    An invitation to the launch party for the recording in London (UK) including the chance to meet the composer and hear a preview of some of the songs, plus a signed copy of the limited edition volume of the sheet music for all the songs included in the recording, a copy of the CD and your name on the backers page of the Betty Roe Society web site.

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Funding period

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