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    “A Concert for Peace” Help Fight the Opioid Crisis and Assist Local Veterans in Need: Michael, Long Island Voices, and Sound Symphony bring Requiem Dies Magna to Long Island

    My wish for my music is to bring community together, creating something powerful to benefit those who are struggling. 100+ Long Islanders believe in this dream, we need your help to make it happen.

     Bay Shore, NY, United States
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    About the Performance
    Requiem Dies Magna was originally written as a work in commemoration of the tragic loss of so many of our first responders in New York City on 9/11. But its true essence looks to the future. The “Dies Magna” title I chose refers to a day of huge magnitude within human history, one that brought with it far-reaching consequences. The events of September 11th, 2001, in themselves a terrible tragedy, also revealed a community empathy and generosity that truly attests to the good inherent in the human spirit.  I have intended this cycle to be a pathway leading out of despair towards healing, a setting inviting performers and audiences to share as a community and move ahead with a new sense of humanity. It is my sincere hope that the understanding which the Dies Magna Requiem can impart transcends the tragedy we call 9/11 and provide comfort on a universal level.

    There is no greater day of sorrow when we lose someone we love. My wish is for Requiem Dies Magna to provide comfort to those who are experiencing ambiguous stages of loss and complex grief.

    The final movement, "Pacem Relinquo Vobis", is a cry for resolution and a call for peace. It is dissonant, but determined. We will endure and there will come a day when we will prevail as a compassionate and altruistic society.

    Intention of performance
    Although the singers that comprise Long Island Voices come from a variety of choruses and choirs drawn from across Long Island, each member brings a unique and valuable set of skills, experiences and talents to the group. Meeting once a week over the summer, the group will rehearse with the intention of offering a quality performance while raising funds for F.I.S.T. and 9-1-1 Veterans. We will give generously of our time and talents to master the moving and challenging music you will hear in “A Concert for Peace”.

    Long Island Voices (MB Arts) would like to partner with FIST and 911 Veterans to spread their important missions and build awareness of the opioid crisis (F.I.S.T. familiesinsupportoftreatment.com) and PTSD (911 Veterans)

    “A Concert for Peace” Project Timeline
    June/July: Crowdfunding campaign begins
    Late June: Chorus Rehearsals begin
    August: Program finalized and submitted, including advertisers and dedications
    September 7th: Orchestra Rehearsals begin
    September 15th: Dress Rehearsal
    September 17th: F.I.S.T. and 911 Veterans Benefit Concert: “A Concert for Peace"

    How does Requiem Dies Magna connect to FIST?
    Requiem Dies Magna is written to honor those we have lost and to comfort their loved ones, as well as those who have survived crisis. Requiem Dies Magna translated is “Day of Great Magnitude”. The loss of a loved one changes our lives forever. the experience of loss is often ambiguous and the feelings are complex. Recovery from a tragic event, whether involving a loved one or involving one’s self, is a long and challenging road. The final movement of the Requiem is a cry for peace, both from within as well as in throughout our society.  

    Event: “A Concert for Peace” 
    Venue: St. Peter’s by-the-Sea, Bay Shore, NY 
    Program Featuring:
    First Half of Program
    Má vlast          Sound Symphony
    Die Maldau  (Bedřich Smetana)

    from Songs of the Refugees
    “My Name is Lamiya: Don’t Call Me ‘Refugee’” (Safarova/Bussewitz-Quarm)
    “Lamiya’s Song” (Safarova/Bussewitz-Quarm)

    World Premiere dedicated to the Syrian people
    “Nigra Sum” (Bussewitz-Quarm)

    “Pay the Ferryman for David Aaron” (Costell/Bussewitz-Quarm)

    World Premiere
    “I’m Going to Change the World” (Sellers, arr. Bussewitz-Quarm)

    -Intermission-

    Requiem Dies Magna               Michael Bussewitz-Quarm(b. 1971)

        I. In Paradisum
                SSAA Voices

        II. Introit
                Orchestra and Organ

        III. De Profundis
                SATB Voices and Orchestra

        IV. Lux Aeterna
                SATB Voices and Organ

        V. Absolve Domine
                Tenor Soloist, SATB Voices and Orchestra

        VI. In Paradisum
                SATB Voices and Orchestra

        VII. O Vos Omnes
                SATB Voices and Orchestra

        VIII. Kyrie
                Tenor Soloist and Orchestra

        IX. Agnus Dei
                Mezzo-Soprano and Tenor Soloists, SATB Voices and Orchestra

        X. Pacem Relinquo Vobis
                SATB Voices, Orchestra and Organ

    2017 Benefit Concert Estimated Costs
    Occupancy Fees:
    St. Peter’s by-the-Sea: $900
    Rehearsal Space: $500

    Artist Fees:
    Associate Director: $500
    Organist: $300
    Harpist: $200
    Accompanist: $1,000

    Marketing
    Advertising: $400

    Professional Fees:
    Program Development: $300
    Printing Service: $1,000
    Sound Symphony  $1,500
    Audio/Video Recording R&S Wilhem $1,300

    Sponsorship Fee (7%): $525
    Total @ $8,525

    Absolutely no funding for this campaign goes to MB Arts, myself, or the creation of the music. 

    Concert for Peace: A Benefit Concert for F.I.S.T. and 9-1-1 Veterans is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non­profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of Concert for Peace: A Benefit Concert for F.I.S.T. and 9-1-1 Veterans must be made payable to “Fractured Atlas” only. Any contribution above the value of the goods and services received by the donor is tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.    

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