UPDATE January 2014
You may know that we make just one fundraising appeal each year and that our appeals are always in support of compelling new projects for the choir. Last year, our generous donors made possible our successful East Coast tour, which earned us new friends and followers in Washington, DC and Philadelphia. This year, we are seeking to raise funds to support two exciting projects: the participation of the Tudor Players, our instrumental ensemble, in two of our series concerts and the recording of a new ENGLISH CHRISTMAS CD. Our revised fundraising goal is $35,000, with $10,000 supporting the Tudor Players and $25,000 supporting the new ENGLISH CHRISTMAS CD.
THE TUDOR PLAYERS
Our December 28 ENGLISH CHRISTMAS program was dramatically and memorably enhanced with the addition of the Tudor Players. The 11-member ensemble of strings, harp and percussion accompanied the choir on Finzi’s In terra pax, Holst’s Christmas Day and Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on Christmas Carols. It’s also our wish to have the Tudor Players perform again with the choir on our May 10 I WILL LIFT UP MINE EYES program of psalms, hymns and songs, including a number of settings by the beloved English composer, John Rutter.
NEW CD PROJECT
The choir’s new ENGLISH CHRISTMAS CD will include three English masterpieces on the same recording for what we believe is the first time: Vaughan Williams' magisterial "Fantasia on Christmas Carols," Holst's endearing "Christmas Day," and Finzi's transcendant "In terra pax," along with a wonderful selection of carols. With support from our donors, we will record the CD in March 2014 with Scribe Records.
We hope you share our enthusiasm for these exciting projects and respectfully ask for your support in funding them. The Tudor Choir is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization and all contributions are tax-deductible.
Every donor and every gift is truly appreciated, and we sincerely thank you for your support of the Tudor Choir.
With warm regards,