Exeter College Choir CD crowdfunding initiative announced
In January 2016, Exeter College’s Chapel Choir will be recording a new CD of Christmas music that will be released for sale in time for Christmas 2016 (they like to plan ahead!). They have launched a crowdfunding appeal to raise the £4,500 production costs and already have raised over £1,500 from Fellows, alumni, students and their parents. It’s a great opportunity for those who want to support the choir to invest in a project that will showcase the choir’s fantastic repertoire of modern Christmas classics, featuring music by composers including Howells, Leighton, Dove and Chilcott.
You can sponsor this project by clicking here and there are rewards on offer for those able to give £10 or more. For example, if you pledge £40 you are guaranteed your own copy of the CD delivered to your door on the day of release. Do please encourage friends and family to get involved as well and help the choir reach its target.
All proceeds from the sale of the CD will go directly back into the Choir Fund to support the choir’s future endeavours and tours so that everyone can take part, regardless of personal financial circumstances.
The choir and I are very excited about the success this project is achieving so far and have been overwhelmed by the support we have received. We’re still a long way from our target though so every donation really counts! It has been important to us from the outset that this project can be a way of supporting the choir in future generations through the CD sales and being able to achieve this goal through the initial support and generosity of the College community – of students, staff, Fellows and alumni – has made it all the more special and a real sign of Exeter’s unique family. Do keep track of the project on the Hubbub website, and on Facebook and Twitter. We are really keen to hear from anyone interested in the project so please do get in touch if you’d like to find out more!
Tim Muggeridge, the Senior Parry-Wood Organ Scholar