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To spread a message of joy and hope, the choir is planning an inspiring gospel concert at a premier musical venue, plus a CD and DVD.
119 backers pledged $7,780 to help bring this project to life.

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The Arcata Interfaith Gospel Choir is a community choir from a rural area of Northern California. For over 20 years, we have been serving our region by singing at community events, at churches, and even for inmates at the county jail. Through our music, we bring joy and healing to people and help them get through hard times.

Now we want to take our choir to a whole new level of professionalism and musicianship. We are planning a concert at one of the best venues in the county, with top-notch sound quality. We'll also produce a CD and a DVD of the show. To express our vision of unity in diversity, we plan to buy and wear new choir robes.

We are performing our spring concert, Rejoicing in Song, at the Arkley Center for the Performing Arts in Eureka, California on May 4. Award-winning blues singer Earl Thomas will join us, singing songs from his gospel CD.

The choir is a non-profit organization, and the eighty-some singers all volunteer their time and talents as well as paying membership dues. This Kickstarter project will help fund the rent for the Arkley Center, including the lights and sound; pay the musicians for rehearsals and the concert; cover the filming and production costs for the DVD and CD; and subsidize the expense of choir robes for members who cannot afford the full price.

To make all this happen and to further serve our community, we need your help. Please donate what you can. Thank you so much.

Risks and challenges

For over twenty years, the culmination of our season has been a Prayer Breakfast concert in Arcata, which draws about six hundred people each year. The Arkley Center offers far better musical and visual quality for our performance, but it is in a different city, and will be a more formal evening concert, instead of a casual Sunday morning event with breakfast. We are hoping our fans will follow us to the new venue, but that remains to be seen. We will certainly publicize the new format and location.

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    A 5x7 haiku art card produced for the Arcata Interfaith Gospel Choir by artist and choir member Annette Makino, suitable for sending or framing. http://makinostudios.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/wppa/54.jpg

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    CD of the Arcata Interfaith Gospel Choir's spring concert and more. To be produced in the fall of 2013.

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    A signed and matted haiku art print produced for Arcata Interfaith Gospel Choir by choir member Annette Makino, finished size 8x10, suitable for framing. http://makinostudios.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/wppa/54.jpg

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    AIGC tee shirt with our colorful logo on the front. 100% cotton.

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    Stainless steel water bottle with the AIGC Logo.

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    DVD of Rejoicing in Song, the spring concert on May 4 of the Arcata Interfaith Gospel Choir and Earl Thomas.

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    A pair of tickets and preferred seating at Rejoicing in Song, the AIGC spring concert on May 4 in Eureka, California.

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    A pair of tickets and preferred seating at the AIGC spring concert on May 4 at the Arkley Center. PLUS a stainless steel water bottle with the AIGC Logo. PLUS an AIGC tee shirt with our colorful logo on the front. 100% cotton.

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    "Meet, Greet, and Eat." Gourmet dinner for two. Come spend an evening with some choir members and have dinner and music on us. Choir members will prepare a tasty multi-course meal at the lovely home of AIGC director Jim Hubbard, and will perform several songs. PLUS a pair of tickets and preferred seating at the AIGC spring concert on May 4 at the Arkley Center.

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    Business reward: Get a business card size sponsor listing in the "Rejoicing In Song - Spring Concert" program, just provide us with your name address and a logo and we will list your as one of our wonderful sponsor/donors. And a pair of tickets and preferred seating at the AIGC spring concert on May 4 at the Arkley Center.

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    AIGC ensemble performance at your venue. Are you planning a wedding? Twelve of our choir members will sing beautiful gospel songs at your celebration or event. Limited to Humboldt County in Northern California. PLUS a pair of tickets and preferred seating at the AIGC spring concert on May 4 at the Arkley Center. PLUS a DVD of the concert with the Arcata Interfaith Gospel Choir and Earl Thomas. PLUS an AIGC CD of the concert and more.

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    A performance of the entire Arcata Interfaith Gospel Choir at your venue. Choir members will sing beautiful gospel songs at your celebration or event. Limited to Humboldt County in Northern California. PLUS a pair of tickets and preferred seating at the AIGC spring concert on May 4 at the Arkley Center in Eureka, California. PLUS a DVD of the concert with the Arcata Interfaith Gospel Choir and Earl Thomas. PLUS an AIGC CD of the concert and more.

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