The Aloud Charity at 10 - A New Album!

by The Aloud Charity in Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

£4,160

 
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+ est. £189.50
£10,000 target 58 days left
41% 45 supporters
Keep what you raise – this project will receive all pledges made by 31st January 2022 at 12:59pm

The Aloud Charity is fundraising to record a new album, featuring all our Aloud choirs to celebrate a decade of music-making in Wales.

by The Aloud Charity in Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

The Aloud Charity are delighted to announce the launch of an exciting new album!

This campaign showcases the hard work, commitment and passion demonstrated by our young participants across Wales, celebrating the voices of Only Boys Aloud, the Aloud Girls, and Only Kids Aloud.

But to make the creation of our new album possible, we really need your support. 

Every pledge will take us one step closer to recording and releasing the new CD, and will help The Aloud Charity to provide life-changing opportunities and experiences for our members.

We’re proud to offer an exciting range of unique and exclusive rewards in exchange for your treasured support.

Throughout the campaign we’ll keep you up to date with our progress, as we attempt to reach our ambitious fundraising target of £10,000. 

Please donate today to help us reach our goal. Together we can bring the vision of a new Aloud album for 2022 alive!

Thank you for all your kind support, 

With love from all of us at The Aloud Charity x

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Why is this project important?

Everyone knows what a difficult time it's been recently for young people in Wales. This album celebrates the good things in life - friendship, laughter, music and togetherness. 

The opportunity to sing in a professional recording studio and release an album is a once in a lifetime opportunity for most people. After being physically apart for so long, our choir members can't wait to be part of such a unique and positive experience - we think they deserve it. It will also be a real boost to morale and wellbeing, providing an opportunity they will never forget.

On the recording, you'll be able to hear the voices of Only Boys Aloud, the Only Boys Aloud Academi, the Only Kids Aloud Chorus, and the Aloud Girls choir. 

The repertoire will include a rousing medley of traditional Welsh songs, upbeat tracks from the world of musical theatre and pop, and some of our favourites from the past 10 years.

 

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Who are we?

The Aloud Charity engages young people across Wales with the power of group singing, to promote self-belief and self-confidence, encourage aspiration, build skills and develop a sense of community.   

Aloud is a family; we are inclusive, non-judgemental and create a sense of belonging for our members.

Established in 2012, the charity delivers its core activity through Only Boys Aloud: a boys choir providing an antidote to the prevalent levels of low ambition affecting young Welsh men. Through music and team activities, OBA increases self-esteem and motivation, building an inclusive community and brotherhood. Composed of 240 boys across 12 choirs, OBA meet weekly in some of the most deprived areas of Wales. Importantly, there is no audition or fee to join.   

The Only Kids Aloud Chorus is a pan-Wales choir of 100 girls and boys aged 8-11. The choir runs annually using a residential model. With no national children’s choir in Wales, the OKA Chorus provides an opportunity for aspiring young singers to shine.  

Other key projects include the OBA Academi (a seniors residential course for 32 of the most committed OBA members who show greatest potential), Aloud in the Classroom which delivers sessions in primary schools, and the Aloud Girls’ Choir – a pilot choral project working with young women in South Wales. 

During the pandemic, the charity has worked hard to maintain financial stability, through sensible use of the furlough scheme, careful artistic planning and maximising the flexibility of our sustainable fundraising strategy. We now run a hybrid approach to all aspects of our work: from an agile home-working policy to the delivery of online weekly rehearsals and events.

Check out our website for more information about our work, upcoming events and how you can join our programmes.

FAQs

Q: Does all the money raised go straight to the project? 

A: If the full target is achieved, then Crowdfunder takes a fee of 1.9% + 23p (per pledge) + VAT on UK/EU cards* from the total sum raised. 

Q: Can I pledge to a single project more than once?

A: Yes you can! You can pledge or donate as many times as you like on a project. If you want to pledge on different rewards you will need to complete separate transactions for each one. 

Q: Can I pledge anonymously? 

A: You can choose to pledge anonymously on a project, which means your username will not be visible to the public on the project page. 

When entering your card details at checkout, you'll see a box marked Do not display my name. Make sure you tick this before making your pledge if you would prefer your name not to be visible on the project page 

Please see Supporter Questions for more FAQs. 

*In the event that Covid restrictions prevent the project from happening on this date, then the recording of the album will take place as soon as is possible and safe to do so. 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

The Classic Pre-Order

Be the first to receive a digital copy of the album, as well as a personalised thank you postcard from the team!

£25 or more

The Complete Pre-Order Package

This rewards everything you need to enjoy The Aloud Charity choirs direct to your ears! Be the first to receive a physical CD in the post, a digital download, and an personalised thank you postcard from the team.

£100 or more

The Full Works

This tasty reward includes: Your Name printed in the physical CD booklet, a CD in the post, a digital download of the CD, and a thank you Aloud Charity Goody Pack!

£350 or more

Executive Producer Credits & The Full Works

Always dreamt of having your name credited as Executive Producer on an album? Well now is your chance! This reward includes Your Name as an Executive Producer Credit on the CD booklet, the opportunity to join an exclusive pre-launch listening party for your 'Executive Producer' approval(!) This item also includes everything listed in The Full Works.

£500 or more

The Personal Touch Video Message

This is a personalised and meaningful reward for true Aloud fans! It includes a special Video Message with a personalised group thank you from our choir members, Aloud Ambassadors and the Aloud Team. This item also includes everything listed in The Full Works.

£1,000 or more

Bespoke Singing Lesson from an Aloud Choir Leader

For a generous donation of £1000, you will receive a truly special experience: Your own private singing lesson from one of our wonderful Choir Leaders!* You will also receive your own personalised thank you video message from members of Aloud Choirs and the team, as well as everything listed in The Full Works reward. *To be held in Wales & redeemed within 1 year of album launch.

£2,000 or more

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VIP Exclusive Access to the Recording Studio for 2

Be fully immersed in the recording of the album! Receive exclusive, VIP access to be part of the behind-the-scenes excitement at the recording studio while the choir members record their songs, meet the team, chat to the technicians, and enjoy a sparkling champagne lunch for two people. You will also receive your own personalised thank you video message from members of Aloud Choirs and the team, as well as everything listed in The Full Works.

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