I lost my father to Alzheimer's Disease in 2013. His decline was long, slow and painful for all our family and friends as we watched him disappear before us. Although much progress has been made, there is currently no cure for this disease. We're told exercise and keeping fit are the best means of fending off the ravages of Alzheimer's, but really, we just cross our fingers and hope. As the ever growing population ages we're looking at some staggering statistics:
Helpless to make any real difference, I did what I do - I wrote a song. I had no great plan for it other than to record it, which Seth and I did, squeezing it into a recording session scheduled for The Edna Project. Seth, Joey and I sang all the backing tracks. It sounded great and I was happy...almost. I still wanted to hear it with the choir I'd written it for. A few months later we sent an e-mail out to many of our pro singer/musician friends inviting them down to lend their voices. Thirty people showed up. We served up chicken wings, wine and twizzlers and spent a few beautiful hours making the track come alive. We also asked a few friends to come and video tape the recording session. Slowly my concept to raise funds and awareness started to gel.
"Hallelujah (Sing For The Hope)" - is up and running on YouTube. Click HERE to watch
We are actively signing up sponsors to pledge $'s for views. Any amount is welcome and all proceeds go to the Alzheimer's Associtaion. We want to go viral, so we need your support by forwarding this link on to your friends and family.
We're targeting corporate sponsors for $10,000 donations. Donations at this level will get a banner at the YouTube page for the duration of the views they sponsor.
THE HALLELUJAH CHOIR
conductor: Seth Farber
THE BAND:Acoustic Guitar: Liz QuelerPiano/Organ: Seth FarberElectric Guitar: Larry CampbellBass: Lincoln SchleiferDrums: Chris Roselli
CREDITS:Producer & Director: Liz QuelerEditors: Andrew Brill, Sandra KratcCameras: Philip Hack, Kevin Scott, Jeanne KornMusic & Lyrics: Liz QuelerFeatured Performers: Liz Queler, Seth Farber & Joey FarberMusic Producers: Liz Queler & Seth FarberVocal Arranger: Liz QuelerA Cappella Introduction: Seth FarberInterviewer: Lauren LiptonRecorded and mixed by: Fred Guarino @ Tiki Recording StudiosAdditional recording by: Chris Abell at Dubway Studios, Larry Buksbaum at Now Hear ThisMastering: Steve Vavagiakis at Bang Zoom Productions