choir

5:50pm

Tue September 2, 2014
Health, Science, Environment

Study aims to promote choir singing for healthy aging

The Western Addition Senior Center choir performs at a Christmas concert
photo courtesy of http://sfcmc.org/

Miguel Garcia has tears in his eyes while he’s singing a an old Righteous Brothers tune. This song brings back memories. He’s wearing a red Manchester United jersey, navy blue track pants and bright green flip flops.  Sixty one year old Garcia is  used to having a microphone in front of him, so he begins belting out a medley of his favorite songs. He says that his past was at times, well, unhealthy.

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1:27pm

Fri May 16, 2014
A Patchwork Quilt Saturday 5/17/2014 at 5pm

A Conspiracy Of Beards

A Conspiracy Of Beards

They're Your Men.  A Conspiracy Of Beards is an all-male choir devoted to singing the songs of Leonard Cohen will fill our studios Saturday at 5pm on A Patchwork Quilt.  

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2:26pm

Mon May 12, 2014
Arts & Culture

Unique choir gives comfort to the dying

Members of Threshold Choir, San Francisco chapter
Jeanne Finley

Music has a special power that we all recognize. It can make us dance or sing along. It can make us happy, sad, reflective, agitated or calm. We can hear it live, or recorded. But seldom do we have a small choir serenade us - only us - at our bedsides.

That’s what The Threshold Choir does-- but not everyone can request these services. They only sing to a specific group of people: the infirm or dying.

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