From April 1st to May 14th, the Canadian Chamber Choir is running a campaign to raise $30,000 in order to record and produce a new CD of 100% Canadian-composed music.
Who We Are
A professional-level chamber choir made up of 22 singers from across Canada
What We Do
We build community through choral singing by giving educational workshops and performing 100% Canadian-composed music in every region of Canada.
Why A New CD
The CCC’s first album is now five years old, and our audiences have been demanding a new recording for some time!
What Is the Concept of the New CD
Entitled A Canadian Mass: Sacred Reflections of Canada, this new album will bring together 19 compositions from 17 Canadian composers through the concept of a composite Canadian Mass. This will be a first-of-its-kind recording in Canada, and will feature works by both young emerging composers and more established names.
Click here for the recording repertoire list
How You Can Help!
We need your help to make this project work. Airfare to bring the singers together, production costs, CD artwork, layout, manufacturing - it is a very expensive undertaking for a group as geographically spread out as ours. As with all of our projects, we rely heavily on the generosity of our fans and supporters, and this recording is no exception. We must raise $30,000 to complete this recording in time for a September album launch. We hope you will come along with us and become part of this project through your generous financial support.
The “Thirty in Thirty“ Campaign
Taking a cue from various crowdfunding programs, we are pleased to be able to offer a varied menu of Donation Rewards to thank you for supporting us in this endeavour. Any donation is extremely appreciated!
A Message from Artistic Director Julia Davids
As the Canadian Chamber Choir has traveled all across our country, we've heard so many stories - stories of communities filled with singing, stories of nature, stories of people inspiring others. What is our Canadian story? This new CCC recording tells the Canadian story of sacred music through a centuries-old form - the mass. The album weaves together mass movements and other sacred works, all composed by Canadians and sung by Canadians! From BC to Newfoundland and Labrador, established composers to those newly emerging, 'Sacred Reflections' will bring this Canadian story to the world. By making a donation, you'll support the CCC's relentless effort to elevate the profile of Canadian musicians and help us tell this Canadian story - we can't do this without you!
Each higher level of donation includes the Rewards from the lower levels. If there are any Rewards you would prefer NOT to receive, please let us know.
Any Amount - The Thank You - your name in the ‘Thank you list’ printed in the CD liner notes
$20 - The Track Suite - high-quality digital download of entire album
$30 - The Full Album - receive a copy of the new CD
$100 - The Artist Package - copy of limited edition CCC art print and CD autographed by Artistic Team
$250 - The Best Birthday Ever - the CCC will sing and record a birthday greeting for a person of your choosing
$500 - The CCC Fan Club - two free concert tickets, dine with the choir before a concert, exclusive post-concert reception with the choir (travel not included, no expiration date)
$500 - The Golden Baton - a one-on-one conducting lesson with Julia Davids (via Skype or in person, travel not included)
$1000 - Drive my Cadillac - You can conduct the CCC in concert or rehearsal, your choice! (One selection chosen in conjunction with the CCC Artistic Team, travel not included)
$150 - The Choral Keener - CCC Pencil Set for your choir
$350 - The Perfect Piece - exclusive rights to download, print, and perform a new piece written specially for this fundraising campaign by Composer-in-Residence, Jeff Enns. Available in SSA or SATB versions.
$500 - The Ultimate Masterclass - a 2 ½-hour workshop with Julia (via Skype or in person, travel not included)
All rewards for choirs also include a liner note Thank You in our new CD, a copy of both CCC recordings, and a signed copy of Julia’s book, “Vocal Technique: a Guide for Conductors, Teachers, and Singers” for your library.
Repertoire for CCC Recording, May 2015
A Canadian Mass – Sacred Reflections of Canada
Be Still and Know that I am God - Barrie Cabena (ON)
Silence - Nancy Telfer (ON)
Kyrie (from Requiem for Peace) - Larry Nickel (BC)
Hide Thy Face - Allan Bevan (ON)
I Asked of God - Emily Walker (ON)
Gloria! - Tobin Stokes (BC)
O Magnum Mysterium - Jeff Enns (ON)
Tabula rasa - Don Macdonald (BC)
Credo (from Missa Brevis) - Len Enns (ON)
Ave Maria - Robert Ingari (QC)
Ave Maria - James Fogarty (NB)
Da Pacem - Jeff Enns (ON)
Sanctus (from Missa Brevis) - Matthew Emery (ON)
Psaume 98 - Peter Togni (NS)
Our Father in Heaven - Janis Kalnins (NB)
O sacrum convivium - Stephanie Martin (ON)
Agneau de Dieu - Rupert Lang (BC)
The Lord is My Shepherd (Psalm 23) - Sid Robinovitch (MB)
In Paradisum - Kathleen Allan (NL)