Kickstarter Campaign Successfully Funded!
On January 22, our 20-day Kickstarter campaign came to its successful end, raising over 130% of the initial goal, for a total of $6,552 pledged by 124 individual backers. Proceeds from this fundraiser, together with grant funding and program advertising revenue, will support VOX 3 Collective’s Music & Masquerades festival series of concerts, celebrating the music of Denmark and Northern Europe. Music & Masquerades includes a number of events, from concerts of sacred Baroque music, to interactive children’s programs, to book discussions, to the Chicago premiere of Carl Nielsen’s glorious opera Maskarade. Though VOX 3 has staged other works of music-theater, including Krasa’s Brundibar and Weisgall’s The Stronger, Maskarade is the company’s first full-length opera production with orchestra (produced with the Lakeview Orchestra, running at the Vittum Theater January 18-25).
This initiative represents the largest individual donor fundraising effort undertaken by VOX 3 to date, surpassing the group’s first two crowdfunding efforts. Previous Kickstarter projects helped the company record two discs of world premiere art song and debut Amos Gillespie’s Honor Requiem for soloists, chorus, and orchestra. The membership of VOX 3 Collective thanks everyone who contributed to this important step in the company’s development.