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A debut album from Resonance Ensemble, one of the NW's finest choirs performing original works by rising stars in the choral world.
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In 2019, Resonance celebrated our 10th Anniversary. The perfect time, we decided, to focus on the launch of our first CD, "LISTEN."  We have been hard at work in the recording studio preparing pieces that we can’t wait to share with all of you, but we need your help.

On this CD, you will hear intimate performances from many of our friends: pianist David Saffert, vocalist and composer Vin Shambry, harpist Jennifer Craig and of course, the extraordinary singers of Resonance Ensemble. 

The music includes the world premiere recordings of Melissa Dunphy’s LISTEN, setting the courageous Senate testimony of Anita Hill and Christine Blasey Ford, and of Renee Favand-See’s deeply personal Only in Falling, setting poems of Wendell Berry in memory of her beloved infant son Owen.

Your contribution will help us work toward our goal of $5,000. This will pay for all the costs associated with producing this CD.  

As a fun way to further entice you, at the end of this Kickstarter campaign, Artistic Director, Katherine FitzGibbon and other Resonance members will personally make a toast to each of you who contribute on camera. That's one sip per $1 backer--one long, continuous take until we've toasted everyone. 

This music includes the voices of artists who listen, we try to give voice to pain, to celebration, to hope. 

This is Resonance music. We invite you to listen.

LISTEN

It is so much better when we listen 

Listen to recognize yourself in the other 

Recognize yourself in someone else’s pain 

Someone else’s laughter  - struggles -  singing 

Singing in spite of their struggles 

Rising in spite of the ache

Are you listening? 

Written for Resonance Ensemble, by S. Renee Mitchell, The Resonance Poet in Residence

Risks and challenges

The creation of the CD has been carefully plotted, beautifully recorded, and will be delivered on schedule. Only a completely unpredictable event such as the shortage of some key material could delay our production, and then only temporarily. This is a well-planned project, and we are both confident of, and committed to, the delivering of a quality album on time.

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    CHEERS!

    $1 gets you a toast! Katherine FitzGibbon and Resonance Board Members and Artists will make a toast to you on camera at the end of the project...one sip per $1 backer--one long, continuous take until we've toasted everyone. PLUS! a Resonance Ensemble lapel pin + an MP3 single chosen from any on our debut album.

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    $500 gets you everything at the $50 level plus an additional CD and two tickets to the CD release concert (June 9, 2019).

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    $1000 gets you everything at the $500 plus an invitation for two to a CD release dinner party at Artistic Director, Katherine FitzGibbon’s home.

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    $1920 (the year some women got the vote) gets you everything at the $1,000 level plus 2 VIP subscriptions to our 2020 season.

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    $5,000 or more gets you everything at the $1,920 level plus a private concert from Resonance Ensemble. (to be arranged for a mutually agreed upon date and location, expires March 2020)

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