Czech choir Cancioneta Praga heading to NYC's Carnegie Hall

We are a choir called Cancioneta Praga and we are looking for finances for our trip to Carnegie Hall, where we have been invited to participate in a concert for Music for Women’s Voices. Help us send Czech music to New York!

EUR 12,485
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273 contributors pledged

Music, Art

Prague, Czechia

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About us

Cancioneta Praga was founded 9 years ago by our choirmaster Lukáš Jindřich. Among us are past members of top choirs such as Bambini di Praga, DPS Radost Praha and others. In our repertoire is everything ranging from classical music and folk songs to pieces from movies like Sister Act, Mamma Mia or Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Why we need help

We are an amateur choir which means that we do not receive royalties from concerts and instead, the money we receive gets invested towards our background (we rehearse in a high school classroom in Prague) and we save money for touring abroad. Most of us work full time and have families with children.

Some time ago, an established art agency Distinguished Concerts International New York, that works with top classical musicians, approached us after seeing a Facebook video. They asked us to participate in a concert called “Music for Women’s Voices” in Carnegie Hall in April 2020!

And what is next

Even though we only sing on a non-professional level, the choir has been an inseparable part of our lives for many years. We have performed at some beautiful places as Cancioneta Praga, we have visited South Africa, we have been to Germany a few times, we sang together on tour with the band Chinaski and with Petr Bende. But an offer to sing in Carnegie Hall only comes around once in a lifetime and we would be one of only a handful of Czech music groups to get to perform in Carnegie Hall!

How much will it cost

The budget for the whole choir, pianist and choirmaster comes out at more than a terrifying one million Czech crowns (circa 40,000 EUR). We have some money saved up from Christmas concerts, a considerable part will be paid out of our pockets and we are also applying for a grant. Unfortunately, some money will still be needed on top of that which is why we have decided to try our luck here on Hithit and we are asking for your help.

Make our dream come true, help us stand on that unbelievable stage and send Czech choir music to New York!

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Oct 18, 2019 We've added new rewards! 😱

A wonderful day to you, our contributors!  Thank you for all your pledges we have received so far, thanks to them, we have reached over 60% of our target amount!!  We would like to also let you know that we have released some new rewards you can pick! It would make us very happy if you shared…

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Oct 4, 2019 We're one third through!

Dear friends and supporters of choir music, We have collected over 3.300 EUR during the first week of our campaign which means that only thanks to you we are past one third of our goal amount! We would like to thank you and also ask to keep supporting and sharing our project on social networks an…

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