Help Abbey Sing with Eric Whitacre

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This mother and daughter have a dream: Abbey (daughter) wants to sing with world-renowned Composer and Choral Master Eric Whitacre, and Becky--the mamabear--dreams of singing in a choir with her daughter.

A note from Abbey: Hi everyone! I’m so happy to have this great opportunity to sing with Eric Whitacre in New York City! I have loved music since I was a baby, and have been singing since before I could talk. It has always been a dream of mine to sing with Mr. Whitacre, and now it’s coming true! Any way that you can help us reach our goal is greatly appreciated. Thank you so much for all of your support! <3 Abbey

A note from Becky: Hi! I am Abbey's mom. I studied classical voical performance in college but I haven't sang in an organized choir for over a decade. I still get twinkles whenever I talk about music AND my children, so being able to sing with Abbey this way is a pinch-me blessing. <3 Becky

Maestro Eric Whitacre is a ROCKSTAR of the choral world, known for exquisite choral masterpieces and also for his creation of the Virtual Choirs (Check out this video collaboration between Whitacre and 2,000 singers around the globe with his song "Sleep" .)  He is leading a newly gathered choir of singers from around the world in April to rehearse for three days and perform a live concert event in New York City.

Additionally, this trip will allow Abbey to check out some dream schools in the city, visiting two colleges focused on performing arts.

All funds raised will go towards our airfare, accommodations, transport, performance fees and expenses of New York City and performing at the Lincoln Center (home of the NY *stars* Philharmonic!!!!). Funds will also help us commit intentional acts of kindness to new friends we meet during our trip. If we exceed our goal, we will seek out more dramatic ways to make a positive difference to the genus loci spirit of NY.

Should you choose to back us,  you are contributing to an extraordinary experience for both a young musician and an aging one. We are offering some unusual reward perks that we hope will make you feel connected to us and our experience in NYC, and make some positive ripples in NY because of our presence there. We want to make NY feel some LOVE! And we want  our supporters to feel it too!

You are invited to gift ANY amount you like, but we've come up with some Reward levels to help you feel more connected with us during the experience.

We are all connected to each other and music is perhaps the greatest example of diverse people listening to each other and working/contributing together for common outcome! If we each could deeply listen to each other, modify our tones to harmonize with one another, or lift up each other in lifesong, the world' would be a better place. This once-in-a-lifetime experience will nurture Abbey's love of the musical arts, broaden her perspective of the world and proved new possibilities for her in music and her life. 

We are so grateful for any thing you can do to help us in support of making beautiful music in the world, for music education and experience. Thank you so much for contributing and/or sharing our intentions and needs with your friends.
Abbey and Becky
North Carolina
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