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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on May 10 2019

About

DCINY is pleased to announce the upcoming release of an all-new recording of the Eugene Goossens/Thomas Beecham re-orchestration of Handel’s Messiah 

This new album will be led by maestro Jonathan Griffith and recorded at legendary Abbey Road Studios with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the original orchestral organization from the 1959 recording.  It will feature an international roster of singers and soloists from all over the world, including the Youth Choir of Great Britain, performing live, together in the same room. 

Unlike other popular recording methods of today, this new approach aims to capture the excitement, energy, and passion often conveyed to audience members in DCINY's live concert performances. While it is sure to be a fantastic end-product, we are in the midst of a major fundraising campaign and need your help!

While DCINY will be providing the majority of the financial backing behind this epic endeavor, we are relying on a Kickstarter boost to get this campaign off the ground. 

Rewards

Christopher Tin: "Baba Yetu" Artist Proof
Christopher Tin: "Baba Yetu" Artist Proof
Eric Whitacre: Signed Handwritten Manuscript
Eric Whitacre: Signed Handwritten Manuscript
King's Singers: Personalized Happy Birthday
King's Singers: Personalized Happy Birthday
Conduct on Stage at Carnegie Hall or Lincoln Center
Conduct on Stage at Carnegie Hall or Lincoln Center

About the Album

This new album will be led by DCINY Artistic Director and Co-Founder Jonathan Griffith and recorded at legendary Abbey Road Studios with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the orchestral organization featured on the original 1959 recording.  It will feature an international roster of singers and soloists from all over the world, including the National Youth Choir of Great Britain, performing live, together in the same room.  Unlike other popular recording methods of today, this new approach aims to capture the excitement, energy, and passion often conveyed to audience members in DCINY's live concert performances.

Visit www.DCINY.org/messiahrecording for more information about the history of this incredible re-orchestration and further details about the anticipated recording.

Charitable Component

DCINY intends to carry on Handel’s vision for the Hallelujah Chorus and contribute a portion of sales to The Thomas Coram Foundation for Children (formerly the Foundling Hospital), now known simply as CORAM.

Four Things You Didn't Know About Handel's Messiah (BBC Culture)
Four Things You Didn't Know About Handel's Messiah (BBC Culture)

About DCINY

Founded in 2007 by Iris Derke and Jonathan Griffith, with its first public performance in January 2008, DCINY is a leading producer of dynamic musical entertainment in renowned international venues. Over 40,000 musicians representing 45 countries and all 50 states have participated in DCINY productions. Since the inception of the company, DCINY has produced 17 world premieres and more than 200 concerts for over 200,000 audience members. 

What Makes this particular Messiah, Refreshed?
What Makes this particular Messiah, Refreshed?

Related Costs

First class orchestral and choral albums are incredibly expensive to make: a typical budget runs well over $200,000!  Despite this, we're setting our Kickstarter goal at a modest $50,000 to help support some of these costs and give you an opportunity to take the ride with us as “investor.” If we exceed that goal, we'll announce some additional goodies as stretch goals. 

Additional Rewards

DCINY will be refreshing this Kickstarter page over time and adding rewards over the course of this campaign. Please check back regularly for new rewards, continual project updates and more!

Timeline

The recording will take place on Monday, July 29th through August 1st at Abbey Road Studios with rehearsals taking place from July 26th - 28th in London. 

Sunday, December 1, 2019 at 2:00 pm at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Distinguished Concerts International New York celebrates the Ninth Annual presentation of Handel’s Messiah, the Beecham/Goossens 1959 re-orchestration for full symphony orchestra. 

Currently, the goal for digital album release is slated for December 2019 on Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon Music, and more with a physical mastering and manufacturing album release scheduled for Spring 2020. The final product will be available for purchase wherever music is sold.

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Risks and challenges

DCINY is thrilled to embark on new musical adventures with this exciting project. As we enjoy collaborations with our live performances, we have gathered team of true professionals to assure a strong path forward of creation and production. As our good friend Composer/Conductor Christopher Tin stated in his historic kickstarter, “one way or the other, this album will be made. However, this time you get to be part of the entire journey.” We will record the album in London in 2019, and we'll send you updates and previews the whole week. And if unforeseen circumstances mean that we have to delay the release date, we promise to be forthright with the latest developments and plans for working through those circumstances.

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    Thank you!

    Help back this project and bring the Beecham/Goossens Orchestration of Messiah into the 21st century! Not only will you be helping to make this album a reality but you will receive a personalized shout-out on our social media channels (@DCINY).

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    Physical CD + Download

    Receive a download of the entire Messiah...Refreshed! album. Note delivery of the physical CD is estimated by June 2020.

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    Sir Karl Jenkins: Custom Ringtone

    Sir Karl Jenkins (The Armed Man, Adiemus, Stabat Mater) has composed an original new piece for Kickstarter Backers only. Set the custom tune as your ringtone or use it as a wake-up alarm, either way, the piece is yours to own and enjoy. *Also, receive credit in album notes, a digital download and physical copy of Messiah...Refreshed! (*expected delivery by June 2020)

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    Francisco Núñez: Custom Ringtone

    Composer/Conductor Francisco Núñez (Young People's Chorus of New York City), has composed an original new work for Kickstarter Backers only. Set the custom tune as your ringtone or use it as a wake-up alarm, either way, the piece is yours to own and enjoy. *Also, receive credit in album notes, a digital download and physical copy of Messiah...Refreshed! (*expected delivery by June 2020)

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    Joseph Martin: Custom Ringtone

    American Composer/Conductor Joseph Martin has composed an original new piece for Kickstarter Backers only. Set the custom tune as your ringtone or use it as a wake-up alarm, either way, the piece is yours to own and enjoy. *Also, receive credit in album notes, a digital download and physical copy of Messiah...Refreshed! (*expected delivery by June 2020)shed!

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    Signed Print of CD Artwork

    Receive a numbered print of the cover art (signed by the Conductor and Soloists) as well as a download of the album and a physical CD. Note the print is not framed. *Also, receive credit in album notes, a digital download and physical copy of Messiah...Refreshed! (*expected delivery by June 2020)

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    Soloist Claudia Chapa: Voice Lesson

    Snag a 30-minute private voice lesson (via video call) with Mezzo-Soprano Claudia Chapa. Alternatively, ditch the voice lesson and enjoy a one-on-one 30-minute conversation with the talented songstress. *Also, receive credit in album notes, a digital download and physical copy of Messiah...Refreshed! (*expected delivery by June 2020)

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    Soloist Penelope Shumate: Voice Lesson

    Snag a 30-minute private voice lesson (via video call) with Soprano Penelope Shumate. Alternatively, ditch the voice lesson and enjoy a one-on-one 30-minute conversation with the talented songstress. Also, receive credit in album notes, a digital download and physical copy of Messiah...Refreshed!

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    Deke Sharon: Custom Barbershop Tag

    Deke Sharon, the godfather of contemporary a cappella music, and an honorary lifetime member of the Barbershop Harmony Society will create a custom barbershop tag for you - any song - your choice. Also, receive credit in album notes, a digital download and physical copy of Messiah...Refreshed!

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    The King's Singers: Happy Birthday

    The King's Singers will record their bespoke, personalized rendition of "Happy Birthday" to you (or dedicate the song to a friend/spouse/family member) - you will receive an mp3 digital recording of the personalized tune. *Also, receive credit in album notes, a digital download and physical copy of Messiah...Refreshed! (*expected delivery by June 2020)

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    Patrick Hawes: Handwritten Score

    Receive a custom handwritten excerpt of 'The Great War Symphony' signed by the composer, Patrick Hawes. The piece will be around 10-bars in length, perfect for framing! *Also, receive credit in album notes, a digital download and physical copy of Messiah...Refreshed! (*expected delivery by June 2020)

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    The King's Singers: Meet & Greet

    A pair of complimentary tickets to an upcoming King's Singers Concert of your choosing and a meet-and-greet with the group. Also, receive credit in album notes, a digital download and physical copy of Messiah...Refreshed! Must provide own transportation to the show. Choose a performance date by visiting www.kingssingers.com/concerts

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    Engraved Conducting Baton from Recording

    Receive an actual baton used in the recording of Messiah...Refreshed at Abbey Road Studios! The Mollard baton will arrive engraved with a signed certificate of authenticity as well as a link to a video where you can see the baton in action! *Also, receive credit in album notes, a digital download and physical copy of Messiah...Refreshed! (*expected delivery by June 2020)ed!

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    Eric Whitacre: Handwritten Manuscript

    Receive a handwritten manuscript of the opening bars of Sleep or Lux Aurumque well as prime tickets for the DCINY Eric Whitacre Holiday Music concert at Carnegie Hall on Sunday, November 24, 2019. Attend all rehearsals leading up to the concert as a special VIP and greet Eric after a rehearsal for a brief 10-minute in-person meet and greet (with the other backers for this reward). Must provide own transportation and accommodations to New York City for concert weekend. *Also, receive credit in album notes, a digital download and physical copy of Messiah...Refreshed! (*expected delivery by June 2020)

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    Christopher Tin:'Baba Yetu' Artist Proof

    A handwritten first page of the Grammy-winning theme for Civilization IV, the legendary anthem ‘Baba Yetu’! These rare Artist Proofs were produced by Christopher as a test-run for his sold-out limited edition series of 100 handwritten scores. Less than 10 of these Artist Proofs were ever created… and we have three of them! Signed and engraved with an ‘A.P.’ on 11"x17" manuscript paper and ready to be framed. *Also, receive credit in album notes, a digital download and physical copy of Messiah...Refreshed! (*expected delivery by June 2020)

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    RPO: Backstage Tour and Concert Tickets

    Receive two (2) prime VIP tickets for a concert of The Royal Philharmonic in London and take a private, backstage tour of the concert venue. Must provide own transportation to concert and any associated costs to be in London (ie. lodging). *Also, receive credit in album notes, a digital download and physical copy of Messiah...Refreshed! (*expected delivery by June 2020)

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    Carnegie Hall/Lincoln Center VIP

    Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to become DCINY’s VIP guest and make your conducting debut in New York City. Attend the chorus and orchestra rehearsal, enjoy a special meet & greet with the DCINY conductor/composer in residence, receive a signed poster of the concert, credit in album notes and get a prime orchestra seat for any DCINY performance and warm up the orchestra on stage during dress rehearsal. Receive high-resolution professional photographs and “gif” video of your debut.

    Please note this package is for two tickets and two backstage passes, but bidders will have the opportunity to buy additional tickets as well at face value. Package is available for DCINY performances at either Carnegie Hall or Lincoln Center pending availability. Lodging, transportation and personal expenses are your own and are not included in this package.

    *Also, receive credit in album notes, a digital download and physical copy of Messiah...Refreshed! (*expected delivery by June 2020)

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    VIP Lifetime Membership

    Become a VIP member and support DCINY's album on a whole new level. Be credited as an 'Honorary Producer'. Get an exclusive look into the composition and recording process of this album. Be credited in the album notes, mentioned in various promotions for the album. Receive special invitations to vocal & orchestral rehearsals in the UK and US, prime tickets to upcoming DCINY performances of "Messiah...Refreshed!" for you and a guest. *Also, receive credit in album notes, signed album art, a digital download and physical copy of Messiah...Refreshed! (*expected delivery by June 2020) Be showered with gratitude! Note that travel and lodging is not included and will be your own expense.

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    The Abbey Road Experience

    Extraordinary opportunity for you and a guest to sit in on one of the album's recording session with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the legendary Abbey Road Studios in London on July 29 - August 1, 2019!

    Be credited as an 'Honorary Producer'. Get an exclusive look into the composition and recording process of this album. Be credited in the album notes, mentioned in various promotions for the album. Receive special invitations to vocal & orchestral rehearsals in the UK and US, prime tickets to upcoming DCINY performances of "Messiah...Refreshed!" for you and a guest. *Also, receive credit in album notes, signed cover album art, a digital download and physical copy of Messiah...Refreshed! (*expected delivery by June 2020). Be showered with gratitude! Must provide own transportation and accommodation to Abbey Road Studios.

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