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TEXAS EARLY MUSIC PROJECT
PARTICIPATES IN AMPLIFY AUSTIN!
TEMP is participating in Amplify Austin, an online philanthropic event celebrating and supporting nonprofits in a 24-hour festival of giving. Your donations to TEMP during the Amplify Austin event will not only help TEMP, but also will help the Austin community! The fun begins at 6:00 PM on Thursday, March 20, through 6:00 PM on Friday, March 21. For your convenience, donations can be scheduled in advance by clicking on the donation button on TEMP’s campaign page.
Be a Medici - but nicer! Amplify TEMP and Amplify Austin!
Your donation to TEMP can help in many ways, but can particularly help us continue our educational programs in Austin-area schools. Donations can also help us produce a spectacular cultural event this September: the Texas premiere of La Pellegrina: Music for a Medici Wedding. Such a rare and transformative event will require support beyond the usual generosity of our loyal audiences and funding through the City of Austin Cultural Arts program.
Here’s how you can help:
- You can donate $25 (or more!) on TEMP’s page on Amplify Austin. Any Amount Helps! Here are some suggestions:
- $25-$199 can help cover program and ticket processing costs
- $200-$499 can help with travel expenses for visiting artists
- $500-$799 can provide a concert stipend for one of TEMP’s premier musicians
- $800-$1,999 can help us continue our educational outreach programs
- $2,000+ can help underwrite the Texas premiere of La Pellegrina
- You can also become an individual fundraiser for TEMP by creating your own page on the Amplify Austin website and inviting family, friends, and colleagues to donate to your TEMP campaign. Go to the TEMP campaign page and click on "Create a Fundraising Campaign."
Visit TEMP’s Amplify Austin page and schedule your gift now!
Join Us For Our Upcoming Concert:
The Cry of Many Voices:
An Illuminated Renaissance
(more info here)
Saturday, March 29, 2014, 8PM at St. Mary Cathedral, 203 East 10th Street
Sunday, March 30, 2014, 3PM at First Presbyterian Church, 8001 Mesa Drive
General Admission: $25; $20 seniors 60+; $15 students with valid ID
$5 student rush (at the door only)
Tickets available online now or by cash, check, or credit card at the door
For more information, email the Box Office or call (512) 377-6961 and leave a message.
Time For Some Smooth Blue. In these compositions for 5-12 a cappella parts, shimmering and transparent textures alternate with lusciously dense ones in music from the unique compositions of England’s Eton Choirbook and from the “Earthquake Mass” (Missa ‘Et ecce terrae motus’) by Antoine Brumel. The reverberant voices of more than 20 singers will surround you and captivate your imaginations.
Please see the The Cry of Many Voices page for more detailed program information.
Did you know that ticket sales cover only a small fraction of the costs of our concert programs? Your tax-deductible gift in any amount helps to preserve and enhance early music in our community. Please make checks payable to "Texas Early Music Project" and mail to:
Texas Early Music Project
2905 San Gabriel Suite 204
Austin, TX 78705
Or securely donate online with a credit card by clicking on the PayPal button below.
TEMP goes to school!
More news about our educational initiatives:
The Susan Anderson Kerr Scholarship & the Austin Community Foundation
We are excited about our developing educational initiatives. The Susan Anderson Kerr Scholarship has now been awarded to three young musicians, two at St. Stephen’s School, and one at UT Austin’s Butler School of Music. More scholarships are available for the 2014-15 season, so please keep spreading the word. We’ve received a grant from the Austin Community Foundation to perform at five Austin area schools, both public and private; the first of these was given at the Texas School for Blind and Visually Impaired in January, and was enthusiastically received. Last August, we performed an outreach concert for some of the choir directors in the Pflugerville schools, and now several of them are talking to us about performing for their students this Spring.
We’re looking forward to meeting more students and teachers and introducing them to their musical roots! If you know any young musicians or instructors who are interested in these opportunities, or would like to support our efforts in any way, please call (512) 377-6961 and leave a message, or email us! All contributions to the scholarship, or directly to TEMP, are fully tax-deductible.
Our new CDs are available for purchase online!
Building Bridges to the Past:
2012-2013 Season Compilation
Music from Ireland, Scotland, & Brittany, c.1500-1800
From our 2012-2013 season! Click on the CD images above for more information and to purchase.
Visit the Recordings page to find more TEMP recordings available for purchase.