The Pandemic Project

 Connection | Compassion | Collaboration

Together we have raised $950

Virtual Music Collaborations Every Few Weeks
All tips received will be donated to charities

 

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"Ave Maria"

by Johann Sebastian Bach and Charles Gounod 

Parker Kitterman, organ

Erin Alcorn, soprano

Learn more about the making of this video here
 
If you enjoyed this video, please consider tipping the musicians. All tips go to Ellis Trust for Girls. The Trust is organized by Philadelphia Futures and helps eligible young women living in low-income, single-parent households achieve their goals through education. The Trust annually awards Ellis Tuition Assistance Grants to high school students in need of tuition aid, and Ellis Enrichment Grants to cover a range of high-impact enrichment programs and basic school needs (e.g. school supplies, uniforms and basic apparel). 

To donate, use the button below, Venmo @erin-alcorn, or send via PayPal at erinmalcorn@gmail.com. You can also email me for an address to send a check or donate directly to this foundation for a tax-exempt donation. 

Total Raised as of 9/14!

 

"Vanilla Ice Cream"

From the musical She Loves Me by Harnick and Bock 

 

A virtual collaboration by:

Ting Ting Wong, piano

Erin Alcorn, soprano

 

Plot: Amalia Goldberg has fallen in love with her penpal. She doesn't know his name, as they always refer to each other as "Dear Friend." They decide to meet at a romantic restaurant, but the penpal never shows up. Instead, her annoying and rude coworker George shows up and tells her nightmares about blind dates. Heartbroken, Amalia plays hooky from work the next day. Feeling guilty, George (who really is her penpal and too scared to admit it) brings Amalia vanilla ice cream to make her feel better. For the first time, they are together in harmony without arguing and realize they actually like each other. After George leaves, Amalia writes to her penpal, but can't seem to focus... 
 

If you enjoyed this video, please consider tipping the musicians. All tips go to the Brent Woodall Foundation for Exception Children (BWF), a 501(c)3 charitable nonprofit dedicated to empowering families of children with autism and developmental disabilities. The Foundation’s focus is to raise autism awareness and to further provide education, training, and financial support to families with children that have autism. The Brent Woodall Foundation works with children from birth to 12 years of age. The center is located in Dallas, Texas and supports families worldwide through the Woodallkids Outreach program. 

 

BWF has been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. As providers of medically-necessary therapy for children with autism and their families, the therapeutic center has remained open during the shelter-in-place orders. The organization has made significant changes to its policies and procedures in order to provide the safest environment possible for its clients and employees working in the therapeutic center. The BWF requires all employees to wear masks, face shields, and gloves. The financial impact of providing personal protective equipment to employees and increasing cleaning and disinfecting services has been significant.
 
To donate, use the button above, Venmo @erin-alcorn, or send via PayPal at erinmalcorn@gmail.com. You can also email me for an address to send a check or donate directly to this foundation for a tax-exempt donation. 

Total raised:

 

"I Will Give My Love an Apple"

A traditional English folksong, arranged by Benjamin Britten

 

A virtual collaboration by:

Lenny Ranallo, guitar

Erin Alcorn, soprano
 
If you enjoyed this video, please consider tipping the musicians. All tips go to Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization—a powerful and efficient network of 200 food banks across the country. As food insecurity rates hold steady at the highest levels ever, the Feeding America network of food banks has risen to meet the need. The organization feeds 40 million people at risk of hunger, including 12 million children and 7 million seniors. 41 million Americans are unemployed today. Many have lost their job during the pandemic. Sadly, that shows no sign of stopping. Your donation can bring relief to the millions worried about where their next meal will come from. Visit erinalcorn.com/pandemic project for more info.
 
To donate, use the button below, Venmo @erin-alcorn, or send via PayPal at erinmalcorn@gmail.com. You can also email me for an address to send a check or donate directly to this foundation for a tax-exempt donation. 

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"Beau soir"

Claude Debussy, composer

Paul Charles Joseph Bourget, poet

 

A virtual collaboration by:

Saule Garcia, piano

Erin Alcorn, soprano 
 

If you enjoyed this video, please consider tipping the musicians. All tips go to Action for Healthy Kids, an organization that brings together resources in one community to make the local schools healthier and safer for kids. It serves schools in multiple states and is currently working towards helping schools ensure kids are fed during school closures and into the summer due to Covid-19. You can learn more here.

 

To donate, use the button above, Venmo @erin-alcorn, or send via PayPal at erinmalcorn@gmail.com. You can also email me for an address to send a check or donate directly to this foundation for a tax-exempt donation. 

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"To June This Morning"
from the album Forever Words

Poem by Johnny Cash

Music by Ruston Kelly and Kacey Musgraves

 

Colin Alcorn, guitar & vocals
Erin Alcorn, vocals

All tips received for this music video will go to the Nashville Tornado Relief Fund. In March, Nashville residents were hit with a double whammy in the same week, a catastrophic tornado and Covid-19, both of which continue to affect people of all colors. My brother has resided in Nashville since 2011 so these emergencies hit close to home. We decided to send all tips made from this video to the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee's Emergency Response Fund

 

To donate, use the button above, Venmo @erin-alcorn, or send via PayPal at erinmalcorn@gmail.com. You can also email me for an address to send a check or donate directly to this foundation for a tax-exempt donation. 

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"Tarde uma nuvem rosea..." from Bachianas Brasileiras, No. 5 by Heitor Villa- Lobos (1887-1959)

 

A virtual collaboration by

Erin Alcorn, soprano

Gabriel Rebolla, piano

June 23, 2020
 

All tips received for this music video will go to Mothers Against Police Brutality (MAPB). MAPB formed to unite mothers who have lost their children to police violence and provides a voice for justice for victims of police brutality and deadly force. It is a multi-racial, multi-ethnic coalition uniting mothers nationwide to fight for civil rights, police accountability, and policy reform. Learn more here.  

 

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"Nana" by Manuel de Falla, arr. by Miguel Llobet

Click for translation

Erin Alcorn, soprano
Lenny Ranallo, guitar


All donations I receive for this contribution will go directly to Up Against the Law Legal Collective, an organization representing peaceful protesters in Philadelphia.

 

To donate, use the button below, Venmo me at @erin-alcorn, or venmo the organization directly to @upagainstthelaw. Please indicate this is a donation for UATL. 

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