Message from the EAD

I Sing Because I’m Happy . . . or is it I’m Happy Because I Sing?

There have been times in my life that I was not singing (in a choir) because my time was consumed with helping others sing. When I was not singing with others, there was definitely a void in my heart. I have to say many of my great memories in life come from being surrounded the sound of a choir. I liken it to being wrapped up in a warm blanket on a cold wintry day while sipping on a cup of hot tea. There’s just no comparison!

As so many “opportunities” are afforded our children, it’s rewarding to know so many souls still understand what singing in a choir means. It’s not only that singing music together can literally cause chills to run down the spine, but it provides us an important social component as well. In this time, when more and more people including children spend vast amounts of time engaged with a device, this time to be one’s self in a safe and creative space is extremely important and cannot be underestimated.

I’ve included The Chorus Impact Study [Singing for a Lifetime] conducted by Chorus America. Please click on the link to read more about the results of this research. It will affirm all the reasons you sing!

I’m blessed to be part of the MCC Family. I trust you are as well.

Lynn
Executive Artistic Director