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We are Verdigris, an emerging professional ensemble made up of vocal artists exploring the boundaries of the choral medium. We use choral music to tell our shared stories of the human condition, weaving intricate choral programs into multi-layered experiences. Both in concert and outreach, our mission is to enrich, inspire, and give back to our community through honest choral storytelling.
The mission of the Verdigris Ensemble is:
To enrich our community by gathering musicians from around the country to perform diverse music at the highest level
To inspire audiences through innovative choral programming that engages more than just the ear of the listener
To give back to the next generation of musicians, offering free concert admission to students and teachers of music and engaging school music programs, music therapy institutions, and correctional facilities through educational outreach
Our intention is to make choral music relevant to a wider spread of audiences in Dallas by being innovative in 3 main areas:
Distribution: Spotify, iTunes, and letting the audience into our rehearsals (not just concerts) through Facebook 360 live feeds. We are also in the process of creating a podcast about the journey of this non-profit startup.
Finance: We use the Open Collective platform to be completely transparent with our expenses. In addition to this, we plan to use Aragon as a organizational blockchain tool within the non-profit organization.
Music: We use creative concert programming to give seamless story-driven performances that engage more than just the ear of the listener. We use lighting, stage design, and other modern technologies to make audiences connect to the music through different senses.
The Verdigris Ensemble needs your help to raise $20,000 by September 1st to support our 2017-18 season! We intend to raise $60,000 for the year to produce a 3-concert series coupled with specific outreach initiatives. You will find a detailed expense list above. If you are interested in seeing our season, please visit https://issuu.com/verdigrisensemble/docs/verdigrisbookletfinal
For opportunities to underwrite our season and rewards, please visit http://verdigrismusic.org/support-us