Tuesday, September 21, 2004

Musicians On Call Heals with Music

Calling all divas, maestro's, cantors, swooners and poets at Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York, and beyond, who would love to make someone else's life happier and even healthier by spreading love and healing through music. Note: Click on the above link to view a newspaper article and video about the program.

Musicians On Call is a non-profit organization founded to provide music to the sick at their bedsides at major hospitals in the New York City area. Heavier Octaves wants to make sure the Union community knows about this amazing program so you and members of your communities can benefit from it. I know we have a good amount of healthcare providers, chaplains and ministers who can SANG! So, I post this announcement as a supporter of Musicians On Call, an MDiv student at Union Theological Seminary and chaplain at the Jewish Home in the Bronx where the next Musicians On Call music project will be initiated in January 2005.

Musicians On Call www.musiciansoncall.org is looking for new volunteer musicians and guides for their new facilities. In particular, the group is looking for volunteer musicians and guides who live in Brooklyn and who can get to Lutheran Medical Center in Sunset Park/Bay Ridge, as well as artists in the Bronx that are able to go to the Jewish Home and Hospital in the Kingsbridge section. Of course, they are also always looking for musicians and guides for Manhattan! Artists perform for patients at their bedsides and go room to room led by an MOC Volunteer Guide. Guides lead the musicians on their "musical rounds," act as the liaison between Musicians On Call and the healthcare facilities, and keep statistics on the program.

For further info, please send emails to cw2140@columbia.edu Note: Audition quality CD, mp3 or other recordings of your voice will be needed to pass along to MOC as part of the application process.

Friday, September 17, 2004

Hurricane Relief

Please join the artists of The Rock Boat Washed Ashore Tour, Earthlink Live,and Second Harvest of Atlanta in supporting the hurricane victims, evacuees,and residents of Georgia and Florida. On September 25th in Atlanta, artists such as Sister Hazel, the Pat McGee Band, Virginia Coalition, Matt Wertz,Michael Tolcher, Marc Broussard, Blue Merle and many other amazing artists will come together to 'save a life'. Second Harvest needs your help by bringing non-perishable food items and cases of bottled water to the event.

There will be bins and volunteers at the doors to collect your donation! The items will be distributed to communities in the Southeast. For your kind donation and generosity, some of the artists have donated a set amount of limited edition merchandise to be given to contributors as a way to say thank you for your support.

We hope that everyone attending the show will embrace this opportunity to help a region that has been ripped apart by thesedisasters in the past month. Together, we can bring an end to hunger through music! If you'd like further information, please feel free to contact Tiffany@tgreen@greenroomproductions.net or Grace@charismamgmt.com

Special Note:
This is also a special announcement to my immediate community at the Union Theological Seminary in the city of New York. If you have relatives and friends in the hard hit areas of the southeast United States, please let them know about this event. You can also hear announcements about the concert and other relief activities by tuning in to the Heavier Octaves Radio Broadcast this weekend. For further information about the radio broadcast and Heavier Octaves send an email to cynthiawilson@heavieroctaves.org Also, feel free to click on the My Broadcast link found under the August 15,2004 post entitled "Radio Program Launch" or click on that date in the August 2004 section of the Archives.


Cynthia Wilson