Broadway Inspirational Voices Surpass Kickstarter Goal For GREAT JOY II

Broadway Inspirational Voices Surpass Kickstarter Goal For GREAT JOY II

Broadway Inspirational Voices Surpass Kickstarter Goal For GREAT JOY IIAcclaimed theatre-themed vocal supergroup Broadway Inspirational Voices have surpassed the $40,000 Kickstarter goal for their new holiday album GREAT JOY II.

The description of the intended album according to the Kickstarter page is as follows: "BIV's album project culminates in the creation of a new Holiday CD, featuring new gospel arrangements of traditional holiday songs from many different countries. The songs will be sung by more than fifty of Broadway's best singers, accompanied by a first-class orchestra, and the always brilliant BIV band. In 2003, the Broadway Inspirational Voices released the Holiday CD: "Great Joy: A Gospel Christmas". In 2004 "Great Joy" received a Grammy nomination for Best Orchestration with Vocal. Now, BIV is gearing up to create the highly anticipated follow up CD, Great Joy II: Around The World! This album promises an exciting assortment of carols and holiday tunes from numerous countries including France, Canada, England, Ireland and Germany as well as new songs all written and arranged by Grammy Award nominees, Michael McElroy and Joseph Joubert. The outstanding singers of BIV will will once again lift their exceptional voices in song to celebrate diverse holiday traditions, and your participation will make it happen."

Additionally, Broadway Inspirational Voices members and friends from the Broadway community who have supported them in the campaign include BIV board president Phylicia Rashad, as well as Mario Cantone, Lin Mañuel Miranda, Mathew James Scott, Stephanie J. Block, Leslie Uggams, Angela Robinson, Billy Porter, Adriane Lenox, Alice Ripley, Gavin Creel, Shoshana Bean, Eden Espinosa, Montego Glover, Tom Kitt and many more.

More information on the Broadway Inspirational Voices's GREAT JOY II Kickstarter is available on the official site here.

View the Kickstarter campaign video for Broadway Inspirational Voices's GREAT JOY II below.


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