The Dublin Gospel Choir are celebrating our 20th anniversary this year. That’s 20 years of shared music, memorable performances amazing experiences and lifelong friendships which we are fortunate to have to cherish!
To mark the occasion we are recording an album documenting our musical journey over the past two decades and featuring a mix of our favourite gospel anthems and our versions of some more contemporary songs. We have hired a studio in July and an expert team to work with a 40 piece choir and band to ensure we achieve the highest quality recording.
To launch the album we will be hosting a very special night of music in Vicar Street on October 2nd 2015. This concert is also a celebration to mark our 20th anniversary and the wonderful journey the choir has been on for the last couple of decades. It promises to be an energising, fun and uplifting night and will also feature some very special guests.
We will also be creating a commemorative book featuring a photographic documentary of live performances, collaborations and other memories we have shared along the way.
It is hard to put into words the joy that comes from singing and just being part of the Dublin Gospel Choir and we hope to be able to share that with our audiences for many more years to come. We have had 20 wonderful years so far and we are grateful to all of the many fantastic singers and musicians who have been part of this great choir in that time. We are nothing without the hard work, passion and dedication of our choir members. Equally as important has been the part played by the families, friends and associates of the choir – your support, encouragement, generosity and love are appreciated so much.
All members of the choir join on a voluntary basis, and in order to maintain our open and inclusive ethos, we don’t charge members a fee to join. Therefore, we would really love your support to help us raise the money to record this new album.
We are aiming to raise €15,000 to help us cover the cost of rehearsal and recording studios, sound engineers, mixing and mastering the tracks, designing the artwork and producing the final product. The funding will also go towards for design and printing of the photo book and venue hire and promotion for the celebration concert.
Below, you can find a number of rewards that you will receive in return for your support. Reward options range from €10 to €5000 and include everything from a simple copy of the album - to concert tickets, private performances and special workshops. This project is a group initiative, and that includes all of you. If you want to be part of making this album, please participate by pledging through our fundit campaign.
Thanks for watching. For more information see www.dublingospelchoir.com