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Become a part of this production and this social justice movement which seeks "to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free..."
All supporters will be listed in the final score, and the cd liner notes unless anonymity is desired.
With your support we will produce a professional recording and live performance of this new Alaskan Mass dedicated to the plight of the oppressed by Fairbanks composer, Emerson Eads. Read here about the July 30th 2016 premiere in the composer's home town, Fairbanks, Alaska under the direction of Houston Symphony Assistant Conductor, Robert Franz.
Your donations will enable:
1. Production and recording by 5/4 Productions, Thom Moore.
3. Booking of a professional orchestra: Strings 4,3,2,2,1 (12 string players), 1 percussionist, 1 pianist.
4. Instrument transport/ venue booking
5. CD/download marketing and jacket design
About the Mass:
Mass for the Oppressed is an original setting of the traditional Latin Mass by Alaskan composer and conductor Emerson Eads. It is an emotional and artistic response to the release of the Fairbanks Four. The mass is dedicated to the memory of his friend, Fr Normand Pepin, SJ, a Pulitzer prize-nominated composer, and dedicated advocate for social justice.
More broadly, Mass for the Oppressed aims to draw attention to the plight of the oppressed everywhere. The composer desires to create a musical space where the voice of the oppressed can be heard and the need for criminal justice reform can resonate.
This mass features text from the Latin Mass, it draws inspiration from the Bible and from the diary of Pope Francis, and sets poetry and prose of the composer's brother, Evan Eads. This year was declared by Pope Francis as a year of mercy: 2016 Jubilee. Fittingly, Pope Francis' words form the central Credo movement.
In November, Emerson Eads will be combining the forces of the Concordia Choir of Notre Dame and a professional orchestra, featuring, soprano Tess Altiveros; mezzo-soprano, Toby Newman; tenor, Barry Banks; and bass-baritone, David Miller. The event will feature the midwest premiere and world premiere recording, under the direction of the composer, documented and videoed by Sacred Music Notre Dame, with production designed and recorded by the grammy award-winning producer of 5/4 Productions, Thom Moore.
hand-signed thank-you card from composer and free track download
above rewards, plus free album download
above awards plus dvd of Notre Dame performance
above awards plus hand-signed vocal score by composer
above awards with name mentioned "with special thanks to..." on inside cover of score, lis ted as a producer on recordings
We are nearly there! Please spread the word on social media!Update posted by Carol Wilbur at 05:43 pm
Many thanks to all of you for your support and help getting this project up on its feet. The performance was a huge success! It was front page in the South Bend Tribune and managed to get attention through the Notre Dame Liberal Arts college of Arts and Letters. We. . . . .
Huge Thanks & Love from Me at Notre DameUpdate posted by Carol Wilbur at 04:57 am
I'm so grateful for all of your contributions. You, individually, have made this project possible. Here's an article in the South Bend Tribune about the more global impact of this piece:http://www.southbendtribune.com/news/local/native-...The performance was a terrific success! And you all will see as soon as the recording is released, this next
Support for Emerson Ead's "Mass of the Oppressed"Update posted by Carol Wilbur at 07:57 pm
I'm happy to report that to date we have raised almost $9000.00!
"Mass Of The Oppressed" by Emerson EadsUpdate posted by Carol Wilbur at 12:39 am
Another "thank you" to the amazing community of Fairbanks for continuing to donate to this important and worthwhile campaign! As of today we have raised almost $8,000.00! We are almost halfway to our goal, but we still need lots of support and help.Become a part of this amazing journey by
Thank you Fairbanks!Update posted by Carol Wilbur at 06:40 pm
The support from the community for this important endeavor has been amazing! A huge thanks to all the folks who have contributed to Emerson's important undertaking "Mass of the Oppressed". To those who haven't had the time to familiarize yourself with this project, I urge you to do so. We
Thanks Fairbanks!Update posted by Carol Wilbur at 06:04 pm
A huge thanks to those folks who have so generously donated to this campaign. To date, we have received almost $6,500.00!
We're getting closer!Update posted by Carol Wilbur at 05:58 pm
Click here to hear Barry Banks singing the amazing Sanctus from Berlioz's Grand Requiem Mass with Sir Colin Davis and the London Symphony. Your contributions enable him to sing Emerson Eads' Mass for the Oppressed!
Robert Franz & Lori Neufeld discuss Emerson Eads' Mass for the OppressedUpdate posted by Carol Wilbur at 07:37 pm
A huge thanks to all those who have given so generously. Here's an update with an interview with Assistant Conductor of the Houston Symphony, maestro Robert Franz. Lori Neufeld of KUAC discuss the music on Afternoon Concert.We will be following up with you all, and keeping you up to date