Video Credit goes to our talented friend and supporter, Josh Drean. Thank you!
Our Inaugural Season has ended - we can't believe it!
Read on for updates on our:
Spring Concert: Sing, Smile, and Be Happy
Surprise Baby Shower
End of Year Picnic
New Social Media Platforms
Our Spring Concert on May 22nd was a huge success! Donned in our new performance attire, we sang a smattering of delightful songs about happiness, optimism, and smiling. An enthusiastic audience eagerly listened and sang along, most of them sporting an involuntary perma-smile the entire time.
We welcomed guest performers Daniel Henderson (singer) and Mitch Gordon (drummer), both of them an instant hit with both chorus and audience. We finished off the afternoon with a delicious reception, provided by the families of chorus members and volunteers.
Surprise Baby Shower
Tuesday, May 31st: It seemed like a normal rehearsal evening, until the chorus began the singing: Pianist and Assistant Director Kathryn played the intro, but Instead of the usual "It's a hap-hap-happy day" for an opening song, the chorus switched the lyrics to "It's a baby shower day", and Kathryn (completely surprised!) couldn't get the grin off her face.
Some creative games were played, including "pin the baby on the belly" (a blown up photo of Kathryn!), and "guess the size of Kathryn's belly" (using yarn). She was showered with gifts, including a custom made set of wooden alphabet blocks, decorated by chorus members. The refreshments were extra special, and the air was filled with love and sweet anticipation for the baby girl.
This evening was a testament to the special feeling that exists in the Music Makes Me Happy Chorus, that we are a chorus "family" - we take part in one another's lives, successes, and struggles in the best way that we know how - through singing, sharing, and eating!
June 14th marked the end of our chorus season,
and we celebrated with a picnic!
Highlights of the evening included:
Delicious food and perfect weather on the Cotting School patio
Welcoming special guests and chorus friends to join us
An impromptu dance performance by some of our chorus members and volunteers
Certificates of achievement and appreciation for chorus members and volunteers
Chorus member Tom serenading us with his original "friendship song"
Saying farewell to chorus member and dear friend Meagan. She has been with us since January, and truly added something special to the group. We are sad to see her go - we wish her the best in Rochester, NY!
Special pre-screening of our promotional and concert videos
A final "Happy Trails" as we parted ways for the summer, acknowledging what an inspiring 1st year we've enjoyed together, and looking forward to an equally wonderful 2nd!
Guess what?! Music Makes Me Happy Chorus now has our very own
Facebook Page and YouTube Channel!