Arlene Bishop is creating a Vorchestra
20

patrons

$113
per video
I've got a stack of songs and for my new album I'm building a band. Not just any band: a grand dame of a band that sits and stands, struts and glams. So here's the plan: this kick-ass band will include a big ensemble of singers. Not just back-up singers or a choir but a veritable orchestra of voices. Let's call it a –

 VORCHESTRA: a sweet word of magical origin describing a star-studded ensemble of amazing singers working together to blow the roof off a live* album concert recording.

*Yeah, that's right. For a live album concert recording. After four studio-albums I'm finally making a live album. And, of course, that means a live show.

So, let's recap:
Arlene Bishop is beginning rehearsals for a live show
and she wants to include a lot of beloved singers
and the show will be recorded as her next album
and she's talking about herself in the third person because she means business.


A concert recording demands dedicated rehearsals from committed artists and there's the catch – musicians are always being asked to work for free and I won't do that. I want to offer a modest honorarium for each rehearsal... at least enough to cover bus fare, coffee, non-dairy snacks and a little pocket money. Did I mention I'm an indie artist? That means I'm self-funded so I'll only bring in as many singers as I can afford, and, well, er, that's more like a trio than a vorchestra :)

For whatever your pledge per video, you can help me bring in singers and roll out my biggest project.  You'll get first access to videos of the rehearsals, hear the music, see interviews with the new vocalists I meet, watch the Vorchestra grow and see the project progress.

I'm excited to see who I meet both here in Patreon and there in muso world. Let's see where this goes as I do what I need to get closer to my live album. Thank you! Peace.


Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per video
3 patrons
Cool, you're helping me feed and water the band. That's excellent and I appreciate it! Thank you.
Many of the videos will be viewable by anyone, but you'll have first eyes on everything, have access to the patron-only feed and you can freely comment on the progress.
I plan to post 2 or 3 videos every month depending on the rest of my life's requirements.
Pledge $3 or more per video
9 patrons
Wow, you're supporting me even more, and you're super sweet to do that. Thank you. The above is yours and...
A high quality digital download of the final product, and
Admittance to a rehearsal (date TBA), and
A songsheet via email so you can follow along.
Pledge $5 or more per video
3 patrons
Zounds! You're supporting me a lot. Thank you! The above is yours and...
A set of Vorchestra Member Trading Cards (crafted by me), and
Exclusive ticket option for the live album taping.
Pledge $10 or more per video
0 patrons
Okay, now you're freaking me out a bit. Thank you. The above is yours and...
Special green room access to the final concert series, and
Your name in the acknowledgements, and
Random surprises (like 'what's your shoe size 'cuz I'm making you slippers' and 'sometimes I make t-shirts, dude, what's your size?').
Pledge $30 or more per video
1 patron
At this level you deserve a corner office. Thank you and the singer you're sponsoring thanks you. The above is yours and...
An Executive Contributing Producer credit on the final release.
Goals
$113 of $120 per video
Maybe it's because we have such big voices but video takes up a lot of space. I don't know how all that space somehow fits into a small box but we'll need more digital storage. Thank you.
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I've got a stack of songs and for my new album I'm building a band. Not just any band: a grand dame of a band that sits and stands, struts and glams. So here's the plan: this kick-ass band will include a big ensemble of singers. Not just back-up singers or a choir but a veritable orchestra of voices. Let's call it a –

 VORCHESTRA: a sweet word of magical origin describing a star-studded ensemble of amazing singers working together to blow the roof off a live* album concert recording.

*Yeah, that's right. For a live album concert recording. After four studio-albums I'm finally making a live album. And, of course, that means a live show.

So, let's recap:
Arlene Bishop is beginning rehearsals for a live show
and she wants to include a lot of beloved singers
and the show will be recorded as her next album
and she's talking about herself in the third person because she means business.


A concert recording demands dedicated rehearsals from committed artists and there's the catch – musicians are always being asked to work for free and I won't do that. I want to offer a modest honorarium for each rehearsal... at least enough to cover bus fare, coffee, non-dairy snacks and a little pocket money. Did I mention I'm an indie artist? That means I'm self-funded so I'll only bring in as many singers as I can afford, and, well, er, that's more like a trio than a vorchestra :)

For whatever your pledge per video, you can help me bring in singers and roll out my biggest project.  You'll get first access to videos of the rehearsals, hear the music, see interviews with the new vocalists I meet, watch the Vorchestra grow and see the project progress.

I'm excited to see who I meet both here in Patreon and there in muso world. Let's see where this goes as I do what I need to get closer to my live album. Thank you! Peace.


Recent posts by Arlene Bishop

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per video
3 patrons
Cool, you're helping me feed and water the band. That's excellent and I appreciate it! Thank you.
Many of the videos will be viewable by anyone, but you'll have first eyes on everything, have access to the patron-only feed and you can freely comment on the progress.
I plan to post 2 or 3 videos every month depending on the rest of my life's requirements.
Pledge $3 or more per video
9 patrons
Wow, you're supporting me even more, and you're super sweet to do that. Thank you. The above is yours and...
A high quality digital download of the final product, and
Admittance to a rehearsal (date TBA), and
A songsheet via email so you can follow along.
Pledge $5 or more per video
3 patrons
Zounds! You're supporting me a lot. Thank you! The above is yours and...
A set of Vorchestra Member Trading Cards (crafted by me), and
Exclusive ticket option for the live album taping.
Pledge $10 or more per video
0 patrons
Okay, now you're freaking me out a bit. Thank you. The above is yours and...
Special green room access to the final concert series, and
Your name in the acknowledgements, and
Random surprises (like 'what's your shoe size 'cuz I'm making you slippers' and 'sometimes I make t-shirts, dude, what's your size?').
Pledge $30 or more per video
1 patron
At this level you deserve a corner office. Thank you and the singer you're sponsoring thanks you. The above is yours and...
An Executive Contributing Producer credit on the final release.