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CALL FOR SINGERS - LI Voices to sing "Ein deutsches Requiem" for LI Vets in need

Location: New York, USA
I'd like to officially announce the 2014 Long Island Voices/9-1-1 Veterans Benefit Concert season.
It is going to be quite a summer!  Hope to see you there!
Michael Bussewitz-Quarm
Artistic Director, Long Island Voices Veterans Benefit Concerts
"Making a Difference, One Note at a Time"
Join Long Island Voices this summer as we sing for Long Island veterans in need.
Rehearsals begin June 25th and run through September 10th. (no rehearsal July 9th)
Rehearsals:  Wednesday evenings from 7:15-9:15pm at First Presbyterian Church of Port Jefferson
Extra Part Practice (optional):  Wednesday evenings from 6-7pm at First Presbyterian Church of Port Jefferson
Dress Rehearsal:  Friday, September 12th at Saint James RCC in Setauket  8:00PM
Concert:  Saturday, September 13th, 8:00 PM.  call, 7:00PM   Saint James RCC in Setauket, NY
Tickets to the Performance: Available on a "Pay As You Are Able" basis. Multiple options will include $5, $10, $20, etc. All ticket sales go to 9-1-1 Veterans, Inc.  More detailed information about this will be announced on July 2nd.
Score to Purchase: **KALMUS Edition** "Ein Deutsches Requiem" (A German Requiem), Johannes Brahms  
All other scores will be provided by Mr. Bussewitz-Quarm.
Fee:  Singers are requested to make a donation to the campaign at the $50 level or higher, although this is not a requirement to participate in this benefit concert.  Under no circumstances will any singer be turned away if they are unable to contribute to the campaign monetarily.  
To Join Long Island Voices: Contact Michael Bussewitz-Quarm at  Please include your name, voice classification, contact information including email and telephone number.  If possible please register by June 22nd. 
Soloists:  If you are interested in auditioning for one of the solo parts, please indicate this interest when contacting Michael Bussewitz-Quarm
*Long Island Voices is a chorus run by MB Arts, P.O. Box 2046, Miller Place, NY 11764.  This benefit concert for veterans will be funded by MB Arts.  All ticket sales for this concert and program dedications will go to 911 Veterans, Inc.  Additionally, R.S. Wilhelm Recording Services will be donating their services so that 100% of the proceeds made from CD sales go directly to 911 Veterans, Inc.
Websites: and    
( will redirect the visitor to the crowdfunding campaign beginning June 26th)
Facebook group: Long Island Voices - Singing for Our Veterans Since 2010
Phone Number: (516) 729-0970
Concert Program:
Star Spangled Banner
Select Choral Works written by the conductor
"God is Strong in Us"  for tenor soloist, chorus and orchestra
"De Profundis" from Agnus Dei, for chorus and orchestra
"Lux Aeterna: Angels Weep" from Agnus Dei, for chorus and orchestra
"If They Could Speak: A 9/11 Poem by Rosanne Pellicane" for mezzo and orchestra  *PREMIERE
"Agnus Dei" from Agnus Dei, for chorus, tenor soloist and orchestra   *PREMIERE
"Ein Deutsches Requiem" for Soprano and Baritone Soli, Chorus and Orchestra,   Johannes Brahms
Long Island Voices and Sound Symphony
conductor, Michael Bussewitz-Quarm
            I.   Selig sind, die da Lied tragen                                                                        Chorus
            II.  Denn allen Fleisch es ist vie Gras,                                                                 Chorus
            III. Herr, lehre doch mich, da(ss) ein Ende mit mir Haben mu(ss),  Baritone solo and Chorus 
            IV. Wie liebliche sind deine Wohnungen, Herr Zebaoth                             Chorus
            V.  Ihr habt nun Traurigkeit                                                                      Soprano solo
                 Ich will euch trösten                                                                             Chorus
            VI. Denn wir haben hie keine bleibende Statt                                           Chorus 
                 Siehe, ich sage euch ein Geheimnis                                                   Baritone solo
            VII. Selig sind die Toten, die in dem Herren sterben                                 Chorus
**  to hear examples of Michael Bussewitz-Quarm's music, please visit here.
More details:
Rehearsals are in the air-conditioned Fellowship Hall at the First Presbyterian Church of Port Jefferson on Wednesdays, beginning June 25th and running through September 10th (no rehearsal on July 9th so as to support our friends at the Brookhaven Choral Festival). Singers are encouraged to attend all rehearsals, however Mr. Bussewitz-Quarm is comfortable with an absence or two, if necessary.  Those who miss more than three rehearsals will be asked to demonstrate privately that they are comfortable singing their part with the notations and phrasings given in rehearsal.  
Rehearsals are intense, but exciting, with little down time for any section.  All participants are encouraged to know their parts before the first rehearsal so Mr. Bussewitz-Quarm can focus rehearsals on phrasing, diction, breath control, balance, interpretation and the numerous elements that go into making this performance one to remember.  Every segment of every rehearsal will be utilized to properly prepare this wonderfully unique community of dedicated singers for this masterpiece.
We are thrilled to announce that Sound Symphony will be accompanying Long Island Voices for this performance.
In order to fund this project, all singers are asked to make a contribution to the campaign beginning Thursday, June 26th and ending on Sunday, August 24th.  The suggested contribution is at the Supporter Level or higher.  However, a contribution is not a requirement to sing with Long Island Voices.  Michael feels that every singer who has the motivation to sing for our veterans should have the opportunity to make a difference.  All singers are encouraged to promote this campaign, early and often, so that our goal can be met.
The levels of support are as follows:
$50  Supporters
$75  Sponsors
$100 Conductor’s Circle
$250  Benefactors
$500 Producers
$1,000 Executive Producers
($1,250  Rent the Orchestra for this concert)
$5,000 Angel
All levels of support come with recognition in the concert program.  Additional levels with various perks will be presented on June 26th for the general public, however, these levels are the suggested levels for the choir.  The total cost to produce this concert is $6,000.  The breakdown can be found at
This crowdfunding campaign is run by MB Arts, Mr. Bussewitz-Quarm’s start-up publishing company, and will provide the funding for this benefit concert for Long Island veterans.  There are multiple levels in which a donor can join the team of funders, with each level receiving a different level of recognition.  There will be no profit made from this campaign.  All funds raised in this campaign go directly toward the benefit concert for veterans.  If this goal is exceeded, all additional funds will go toward producing a choral album donated to 9-1-1 Veterans, Inc.  In short, 100% of all funds contributed will go back into fundraising for Long Island veterans.
If you wish to make an early contribution, or have any questions regarding the campaign, please contact Michael Bussewitz-Quarm at or (516) 729-0970
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