About this project
Hello and welcome to the official Kickstarter page of the Aeolians of Oakwood University! For those of you who do not know about our group, the Aeolians is a world-renown college concert choir. Each year, around fifty singers devote maximum time and effort towards achieving a standard of musical excellence. What separates this choir from many others, is their musical repertoire which stretches across all religious and inspirational music genres, sometimes demonstrated in the same piece. This affords the members the opportunity to be not only professional performers, but also Ministers.
The director of the Aeolians, Jason Max Ferdinand, is a visionary who recognizes the potential "future reach" of the choir. With a grand vision to reach the world with the music of the Aeolians, a bold and innovative move is being made by the choir this Spring. Our aim is to do a first-ever live recording with a Symphony Orchestra at Oakwood University. A professional orchestra will be brought in along with a professional sound engineer. We will be blessed to have special guest performers giving of their talents and their time. This project is major and will help in continuing the upward momentum that the Aeolians have been experiencing over the last few years.
This is where YOU come in. Yes, you! We want to thank you for all of your support over the years. Our success is your success. We want to give you the opportunity of being a part of history. This concert and our goals that follow CANNOT happen without your help. The total cost through post-production is $35,000. We have some of this, but need to raise $15,000 quickly to cover the rest. We know that this can be done, and are asking you to GIVE to this worthy cause. As the songwriter said, "You have not, because you ask not." And so, we are asking!!
For our plans to materialize, we invite you to participate in a two-step process:
Step 1: Please donate whatever amount you can! Large donations are very much appreciated but every single dollar given will move us towards our goal. To motivate donors we have prepared a great list of incentives that old fans and new supporters alike will enjoy.
Step 2: Share this project with others. The internet can be used to our advantage! The internet is an interesting phenomenon and even videos of people dancing can receive millions of hits in a day. We want our campaign to go viral so please share it on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, blogs, or through word of mouth with your family and friends.
Thank you so much for your interest in our cause and for sharing this with others. We welcome you into the Aeolians family. May the blessings of the Lord continue to fall upon you as you, "Help Somebody as you Pass Along."
Risks and challenges
Every project is faced with a certain amount of risk. It is the role of the Project Manager (PM) to put controls in place to mitigate the risks. This project is blessed to have a professional PM on the team.
In addressing our needs, we have collaborated with tried and proven Service Providers. From the Orchestra to the Sound Engineer to the Videographer to the Venue, all have been carefully selected for the successful completion of the project.
The project team has been involved in previous CD and DVD productions and have the experience necessary to overcome any challenges that may occur.
We are confident about the success of this project. We have ploughed our resources of finance and time into it thus far, and with your help, we will overcome any production challenges that may come our way.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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