Grant Award Announcement
Introducing Traveling Smiles
Music Makes Me Happy Chorus has received a generous $2500 grant from the Loretto Community, to fund a new outreach program. Thanks to their generosity, we have been empowered and inspired to seek out opportunities to spread happiness to some groups of people who need it the most. With this in mind, we’d like to introduce the outreach arm of the Music Makes Me Happy Chorus:
We plan to visit places like hospitals, shelters, and senior centers where many are in low circumstances and could really benefit from a visit from our chorus. We feel that the messages we share through song, combined with the sincerity, kindness, and enthusiasm of our singers have a truly transformative, healing power.
We saw this in action last fall when we performed at Massachusetts General Hospital during their “Spiritual Care Week.” The energy and joy in the room was palpable, as patients and hospital staff joined in singing with the Music Makes Me Happy Chorus.
We are excited to create similarly positive experiences at two upcoming performances:
Spaulding Rehabilitation Center (October 29, 2017)
Shriners Hospital for Children (November 8, 2017)
...and many more in the future! If you know of an appropriate place in the greater Boston area that would appreciate a “Traveling Smiles” performance from the Music Makes Me Happy Chorus, please contact Marsha Martin (firstname.lastname@example.org).