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This dynamic new chamber choir emerges as a leading voice in the Triangle music scene with Love & Loss, concerts Jan 31 and Feb 1.
This dynamic new chamber choir emerges as a leading voice in the Triangle music scene with Love & Loss, concerts Jan 31 and Feb 1.
74 backers pledged $5,525 to help bring this project to life.

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UPDATE: Our Love and Loss concerts are ON! As of 5:45 p.m. today (Oct. 7), we're at exactly $5,000, so we're over goal. Thank you to everyone who pledged; we are so excited to share this project with you.

This doesn't mean you can't still join us. We'll keep accepting pledges until our project ends Sunday night. Stay tuned for an update on our "stretch goal" i.e. what we're going to do with the money we raise beyond our original  budget.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

Voices of a New Renaissance is an exciting new chamber choir, founded with the mission of bringing engaging performances of the highest quality to audiences across North Carolina's Triangle region. VOANR is run by an experienced team -- conductor Nathan Leaf and singer/administrator Kathryn Mueller -- and the ensemble’s members are some of the best singers in the area. While the group's focus is on the music of the Renaissance, our programs explore the full range of choral music, from Gregorian chant to new compositions. VOANR plans to experiment with nontraditional concert venues, shorter program lengths, and an approachable, interactive style of presentation.   

We fill an important niche in the Triangle's music scene, but we need your help to build our audience and cement our place in the community. 

Our Kickstarter project will fund our next concerts, planned for January 31 and February 1, 2014 and titled Love and Loss. Our goal is to present these concerts to the largest audiences possible and create a loyal following among the concert-going public so that we can build a local donor base, cultivate a board of directors, and apply for nonprofit status in advance of the 2014-2015 season we hope to have. 

As you may know, ticket prices, especially for a new ensemble building its audience, cover only a fraction of the costs of producing high-quality performances. Kickstarter funding for our Love and Loss concerts will allow us to do extensive publicity and get the word out to new audience members. Funding will also pay our musicians a reasonable fee so we can focus on the music and give our audiences an incredible musical experience, one that will secure a place for Voices of a New Renaissance in the Triangle. 

Here's the concert description for Love and Loss: 

Love and Loss: Human Emotion put to voice 

Joy and sorrow drive humanity to its extremes, from the ecstasy of romantic love to the despair of loss and abandonment. We give voice to the outpouring of these emotions in the music of great Renaissance composers. The program includes the beloved If Ye Love Me by Tallis, the heart wrenching outpouring of When David Heard by Weelkes, and Monteverdi's multi-movement masterpiece, Sestina (Tears of the lover at the tomb of the beloved). 

More information about Voices of a New Renaissance is at www.voanr.com. Please join our musical adventure and be a Backer of our project! Thank you. 

Need help figuring out how to donate here on Kickstarter? Email Kathryn at info@voanr.com.

Risks and challenges

Without Kickstarter funding, we won't be able to give our Love and Loss concerts, and there will be more loss than love in January. With full funding, however, the risks to completing our project are extremely small. We have selected most of the repertoire, and our musicians and two church venues are holding the dates for us. All we need is your support to make it happen.

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    We love you, and we'll include your name on the Backers List at the GESUALDO level on our website, www.voanr.com.

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    Thank you! You'll be listed as a Backer at the JOSQUIN level on our website AND in the beautiful printed program for our Love and Loss concerts. We'll also mail you a copy of the program.

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    VOANR for your wall! We'll send you a copy of the awesome poster for our Love and Loss concerts, signed by everyone in the group.
    You'll also get a thank-you at the DOWLAND level in the concert program and on our website, and we'll email you a PDF copy of the beautiful concert program.

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    Happy Birthday! VOANR soprano Kathryn Mueller (www.kathrynmueller.com) will call you or a loved one on a date of your choosing to deliver a personal, beautifully sung birthday greeting.
    You'll also have your name listed at the LASSUS level in the concert program and on our website, and we'll email you a PDF of the concert program.

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    You're a serious Backer. You'll get 2 tickets to either of our Love and Loss concerts with reserved seating for Backers, plus a thank-you at the TALLIS level in the beautiful concert program and on our website. If you can't attend the concert, we'll mail you a copy of the program as a souvenir.

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    The $100 reward for out-of-town serious Backers: since you can't be at one of our Love and Loss concerts, we'll send you a live recording of selections from the concert so you can listen and feel like you were there with us. You'll also get a thank-you at the TALLIS level in the concert program and on our website, and a copy of the program as a souvenir.

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    Get a Trivia Ringer! VOANR mezzo-soprano and 2009 Jeopardy contestant Jennifer Seiger will join your pub trivia team for a night of fierce competition. You'll also get 2 tickets to either of our Love and Loss concerts with reserved seating for Backers, a copy of our beautiful concert poster signed by all of VOANR's musicians, and a thank-you in the concert program and on our website at the GABRIELI level. Your pub trivia location must be within the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill Triangle area of NC, and your trivia night must be within one year of the end of our Kickstarter campaign.

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    The Works. You'll get 4 tickets to one of our Love and Loss concerts, with front-row reserved seating for top Backers. We'll send you a copy of the beautiful concert poster, signed by all of VOANR's musicians, PLUS a live recording of selections from the concert. And you'll be listed at the VICTORIA level in the concert program and on our website.

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    VOANR, live and in your home! A quartet from Voices of a New Renaissance will perform a 20-minute set from our Love and Loss concert, at a private event in your home or other location in the Triangle area of North Carolina. If you live outside the Triangle, we will perform live over the Internet so you can beam us into your dinner party, or impress your business associates at the next company function.

    You'll also, of course, get 4 tickets to hear Love and Loss in concert January 31 or February 1 with front-row reserved seating for top Backers, a live recording of selections from the concert, and your name will be listed at the PALESTRINA level in the concert program and on our website. The quartet performance must be delivered within 1 year of the end of our Kickstarter campaign, and if you live outside the Triangle you must have a high-speed internet connection to receive an online performance.

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    Get ALL of Voices of a New Renaissance, performing live in your home! The full ensemble of Voices of a New Renaissance will perform a 30-minute set from our Love and Loss concert, at a private event in your home or other location in the Triangle area of North Carolina. If you live outside the Triangle, we will perform live over the Internet so you can beam us into your swanky soiree. You'll also get 8 tickets to hear Love and Loss in concert January 31 or February 1 with front-row reserved seating for top Backers, a live recording of selections from the concert, and your name will be listed at the MONTEVERDI level in the concert program and on our website. The live performance must be delivered within 1 year of the end of our Kickstarter campaign, and if you live outside the Triangle you must have a high-speed internet connection to receive an online performance.

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