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Recording the Music of Ola Gjeilo

The secret has been out for a few weeks now, and if you haven’t heard about it yet, the Phoenix Chorale will be recording a NEW album this spring featuring music by composer Ola Gjeilo! Pause for applause. Our “$60k in 30 Days” campaign to raise money for the recording kicked off on March 19th and ends this Sunday at MIDNIGHT on April 17th. Our goal is to raise $60,000 in 30 days, which is twice the amount we aimed to earn in last year’s “$30k in 30 Days” campaign. Thanks to the help of our friends, fans and families, we are ¾ of the way there!

One of the fun parts about my job as an intern is being able to help out with all different kinds of projects for the Phoenix Chorale. I especially enjoy helping out with our video shoots. However, on the morning of the video shoot, I was in such a hurry to get to work I had skipped my usual egg sandwich and OJ for breakfast. Word to the wise – always eat breakfast! We were only about fifteen minutes into the interview before I began feeling a bit dizzy. After a quick refuel from the office kitchen, I was up and ready to go.

The video shoot took up most of the morning, which was nice because I had a chance to break away from my computer. KBAQ 89.5 FM’s Katrina Becker was also here to do an interview with Artistic Director, Charles Bruffy and Ola Gjeilo. Talk about a busy day! I am quite excited about this new recording and was lucky to be on the scene of the interview with Ola and Charles. From what I can tell, this is going to be a very special album.

Check out the finished project here:


ALSO – It’s not too late to donate to your favorite Phoenix Chorale singer, staff, or board member, or of course your favorite Intern, Tori B! Click the link below to donate now.

Stay tuned for more updates on our highly anticipated new recording coming this summer!

Tori Bartolozzi, Marketing & PR Intern

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