Monday, December 1, 2014

Harlem Chamber Players: #GivingTuesday and Indiegogo Campaign Update #3

Harlem Chamber Players

Morningside Opera, Harlem Opera Theater, and The Harlem Chamber Players are joining forces to present a semi-staged concert production of the Harlem Renaissance opera Voodoo by Harry Lawrence Freeman.
This will be the first since its 1928 premiere!
A contemporary of Scott Joplin, Harry Lawrence Freeman was well-known in the Harlem community and gained acceptance in classical music circles in the 1920s - 1940s. He won numerous awards, and his operas were performed on Broadway and at Carnegie Hall. Despite these achievements, most of his operas remain unpublished, and there are no professional recordings of his music. Your support will help us create history by bringing Freeman's long-lost music back to the public.

We Need Your Help and Tomorrow is ...

Our minimum goal is to raise $20,000 to present this project with a full chamber orchestra, choir and 7 lead singers. We thank all of you who gave so generously to our campaign.

We are so very close with less than 72 hours left to reach our goal so we  need your help now more than ever. Any amount you can give, whether it be $10, $25, $50, $100 or more, will be a huge help in making this historic production a reality. No amount is too small, and every single contribution will bring us closer to our goal. Your contribution is tax-deductible. You may also help by telling your friends about our campaign!

Click here to learn more and to support our Indiegogo campaign
For those of you who would rather send a check than deal with using your credit card online, please send your tax-deductible contribution to:

The Harlem Chamber Players, Inc.
191 Claremont Avenue #25
New York, NY 10027

Be sure to indicate that your contribution is specifically for Voodoo and please write your name, email and mailing address legibly. We need your contribution by December 3 for it to count toward our Indiegogo campaign.

Voodoo Performances
Friday and Saturday
June 26 and 27, 2015
Miller Theatre at Columbia University
2960 Broadway (at 116th Street)
New York, NY 10027

Tickets will be available soon. Visit our website for more details.

Comment by email:
Thank you so much for always posting our announcements and for all the support you give to musicians of color. I really appreciate it.  We have surpassed our minimum goal of $20,000 and are now using whatever extra funds we raise to fill out the orchestra to as close as we can get to the original instrumentation that the composer Harry Lawrence Freeman intended.  I hope you have a wonderful holiday season!  Best,  Liz [Liz Player]

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