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In July the Bearettes Young Womens' Chorus will travel to Cincinnati to sing in the World Choir Games. We are making a documentary film

In July 2012 the Bearettes Young Women's Chorus will travel to participate in the World Choir Games.  Comprised of 50 young women ages 12 - 14, the 100% volunteer ensemble receives no monetary support from their school system.  Frequent performances at the local Food Bank, area hospitals, assisted care facilities, and firehouses have helped to cement the girls' reputation for community service and for music performed at a very high level.

The World Choir Games have never been in the United States before; more than 350 choirs from all over the globe will be in attendance!  This affords the young women a unique opportunity to meet young artists from remarkably different cultures, to share and to grow in ways unavailable in normal circumstances.

realMusic AV of Richmond, Virginia will embed two professional cinematographers to capture every moment of this sure-to-be stunning adventure, and to do some background history of the ensemble as well.  They will be at rehearsals, on the road with the ensemble, at our partner performances with choirs from other countries.  They will capture every moment they can and artfully splice together a vivid, enduring memory for all involved.

Thank you so much for considering funding this project.  Any monies over the cost of the documentary amount ($5500) will be used to help defray the cost of the trip for financially challenged vocalists; our need is great in this area, so thank you for your support!

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    We'll mail you a photo of the girls performing / rehearsing / experiencing LIFE at the World Choir Games!

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    The photo listed above, plus a downloadable mp3 of the Bearettes singing Happy Birthday personalized with a name of your choosing!

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    All of the above, plus a framed, personalized "Thank You" photograph of the 2012 Bearettes suitable for display in your home or business!

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    All of the above, plus a copy of the completed documentary and YOUR NAME listed as a BEARETTES HERO in the credits! Please include your name as you would like it listed! <3

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    All of the above, plus the Bearettes World Choir Games T-shirt (please specify adult size).

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    All of the above, AND your copy of the completed documentary... will be SIGNED by the 2012 Burley Bearettes! Please include your name as you would like it listed in the thank you section of the credits.

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    All of the above, plus a performance featuring YOU as our GUEST CONDUCTOR of one of the Bearettes standards in concert!

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    The Bearettes will travel to you (in the Charlottesville / Albemarle area only, please) to perform for you. (Subject to the school schedule.)

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    All of the above, plus PRODUCER credit given AT THE BEGINNING of the documentary DVD. Please include your name as you would like it listed in the credits.

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    All of the above, plus the Bearettes' Director, Mr. Jennings, will personally arrange a song of your choosing (appropriate for middle school and provided appropriate arrangement permissions are granted by the composer) for the women's ensemble. They will prepare and perform your song for you during their December concert in 2012.

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