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An album of heart-warming December music, with fresh compositions & holiday favorites performed by San Diego's premiere vocalists
84 backers pledged $11,817 to help bring this project to life.
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9/28 Update:

WOW!!!!!!! Thanks to all of you generous supporters and friends of SACRA/PROFANA, we reached our goal of $10,000 with 5 days to spare!! We are so humbled and honored by your generosity and enthusiasm for this holiday album. Since we have a few days left in the campaign, SACRA/PROFANA has decided to expand our aspirations to a $12,000 stretch goal! If met, the extra $2,000 would mean that we would actually be able to commission a brand-new piece for the album from a local Southern California composer! Again, we are so extraordinarily grateful for your support, and we are so excited to bring you this exciting and thoughtful album! Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts. ❤️

9/21 Update:

With a pledge of $3,000 or more, a select group of SACRA/PROFANA singers will entertain your event-goers with fresh takes on choral classics in the spring of 2020. Curious what a smaller group of SACRA/PROFANA members sounds like? Well, some of us crooned "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" on a sunny afternoon by Scripps pier this week so you can hear for yourself!  

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Hello fellow music lovers!

To all the familiar faces reading this, thank you so much for stopping by our Kickstarter! To those of you who don’t know us yet, allow us to introduce ourselves. We are SACRA/PROFANA, San Diego’s premiere professional choral group of 20 voices. Our mission? To bring YOU, the discerning listener, fantastic choral music from all across time and space in an accessible and engaging format.

Although we have been wooing the ears of San Diego for over a decade, collaborating with everyone from the San Diego Opera and the San Diego Symphony to the La Jolla Playhouse (with rave reviews alongside), the group has only produced one hit CD back in 2012: “Elegies and Ecstasies.” While we actively post our live performances on YouTube and SoundCloud, we think it’s about time that we got back in the studio to bring you some crisp, polished tracks, and infuse a dose of high-quality contemporary choral music to your life.

And do you know what’s even better than normal choral music? That’s right: HOLIDAY choral music! Our holiday album will feature 12 tracks of twists on classics and freshly composed choral music to warm that cold December heart like a San Diego beach breeze. For an idea of what to expect, take a gander at last year’s creative lineup:

Funding

You’ve probably already guessed this part, since this is Kickstarter after all – but this is where you can come in. The overall cost to record, mix, and master a studio album is close to $15,000, which is just plain out of reach for us with our current budget. While we can cover about a third of the expenses with existing funds and pledges, we are hoping to fundraise $10,000 so that this CD can become a reality. What’s more, your generosity acts as seed money for future CD sales so we can continue to operate and perform educational outreach. To show our appreciation, we have some pretty sweet rewards, so go ahead and take a peek.

The icing on the cake is that we are a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization, so all your big-hearted contributions are totally tax deductible!* Thank you so much in advance for your help in supporting the SACRA/PROFANA family, and keeping the San Diego choral scene thriving. 

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*EIN 46-0549914. All donations to support SACRA/PROFANA are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Risks and challenges

Really, our biggest challenge is getting the word out about us. With your help, as well as the help of our longtime supporters, we hope to make this unique and ambitious holiday CD a reality!

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    Digital Album

    In addition to a digital copy of the Christmas album in summer of 2020, you will receive a big old hand-written thank you card for your generous support of choral music!

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    • Hand-Written Thank You Note
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    Physical Album

    In addition to both a physical and digital copy of the Christmas album in summer of 2020, you will receive a big old hand-written thank you card for your generous support of choral music - and we'll give you a public shout-out on the SACRA/PROFANA web site!

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    Signed Study Score

    Receive a special memento to commemorate the album: a signed and bound study score containing all the sheet music featured on the CD, with original conductor's notes by Juan Carlos Acosta. Additionally, you will be highlighted as a valued donor in every SACRA/PROFANA program in the 2019-2020 season.

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    • Bound and Signed Study Score
    • Physical Album
    • Digital Album
    • Hand-Written Thank You Note
    • Acknowledgment on SACRA/PROFANA Website
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    Private Music Lesson

    Enjoy a one-on-one lesson with a SACRA/PROFANA teaching artist in the musical discipline of your choice: vocal or piano performance, music composition, or conducting. (Can be fulfilled in person in San Diego, or anywhere in the world via Skype.) Additionally, you will be highlighted as a valued donor in every SACRA/PROFANA program in the 2019-2020 season.

    Includes:
    • One-Hour Music Lesson
    • Physical Album
    • Digital Album
    • Hand-Written Thank You Note
    • Acknowledgment on SACRA/PROFANA Website
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    Exclusive Launch Party Invitation

    Receive a VIP invitation for two to the SACRA/PROFANA Holiday Album launch party on July 25th at a private residence in San Diego - "Christmas in July"! Here, you'll rub elbows with award-winning musicians and producers, sample delicious hors d'oeuvres, and enjoy fantastic wine and beer at our hosted bar. In addition, you'll receive exclusive access to a SACRA/PROFANA working rehearsal of your choice during the 2019-2020 season.

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    • Launch Party Tickets (2)
    • Exclusive Access to SACRA/PROFANA Working Rehearsal
    • Physical Album
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    • Hand-Written Thank You Note
    • Acknowledgment on SACRA/PROFANA Website
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    Custom Choral Composition

    It's your lucky day - a member of SACRA/PROFANA will create a personalized composition just for you! Work with the composer to select the text, idea and/or theme, and you'll receive an original score as well as a recording of your composition by a select SACRA/PROFANA ensemble. You will also receive an invitation for two to the SACRA/PROFANA Launch Party July 25th at a private residence in San Diego, plus exclusive access to a SACRA/PROFANA working rehearsal during the 2019-2020 season.

    Includes:
    • Commissioned Choral Piece
    • Original Score and Recording
    • Launch Party Tickets (2)
    • Exclusive Access to SACRA/PROFANA Working Rehearsal
    • Physical Album
    • Digital Album
    • Hand-Written Thank You Note
    • Acknowledgment on SACRA/PROFANA Website
    • SACRA/PROFANA Concert Program Donor List
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    SACRA/PROFANA Ensemble Performance

    A select group of eight SACRA/PROFANA members will entertain your event- or party-goers with fresh takes on choral classics in the spring of 2020! In addition, you are invited to experience a holiday album recording session, as well as attend the SACRA/PROFANA Launch Party on July 25th at a private residence in San Diego.

    Includes:
    • Private SACRA/PROFANA Ensemble Performance at Event or Party
    • Attend Recording Session
    • Launch Party Tickets (2)
    • Exclusive Access to SACRA/PROFANA Working Rehearsal
    • Physical Album
    • Digital Album
    • Hand-Written Thank You Note
    • Acknowledgment on SACRA/PROFANA Website
    • SACRA/PROFANA Concert Program Donor List
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    Sustaining Producer Package

    As a sustaining producer, you will be prominently featured on all SACRA/PROFANA programs for the season as well as on the Holiday Album liner, and our immense appreciation of your generosity will be announced before each holiday concert. Additionally, an ensemble of eight SACRA/PROFANA singers will come to your event or party and entertain your guests, and you will also receive 4 tickets to attend the SACRA/PROFANA Launch Party at a private residence in San Diego on July 25th. Lastly, come see what the recording process is like and cheer us on at a holiday album recording session.

    Includes:
    • Recognition as Sustaining Producer on Album Liner
    • Recognition at the Holiday Concert
    • Private SACRA/PROFANA Ensemble Performance at Event or Party
    • Attend Recording Session
    • Launch Party Tickets (4)
    • Exclusive Access to SACRA/PROFANA Working Rehearsal
    • Physical Album
    • Digital Album
    • Hand-Written Thank You Note
    • Acknowledgment on SACRA/PROFANA Website
    • SACRA/PROFANA Concert Program Donor List
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Funding period

- (30 days)