MISSION STATEMENT

The Angel Choir is an independent, not-for-profit singing group dedicated to providing restorative support and inspiration to cancer patients and survivors through musical performance. Through alliances with other cancer organizations, oncologists and hospitals, the Choir uses the communal experience of singing to provide encouragement and revive the spirit. Income generated from Angel Choir performances is donated to vetted cancer research institutions to further support the cause of people stricken with this disease.

DIRECTOR’S STATEMENT

The Angel Choir is an open door for those who would like to use their voices and share their creative spirit to raise money for breast cancer research. It is a singing group that allows women and men to meet monthly to rehearse and perform in one evening. Most importantly, it is a haven and refuge for cancer patients and survivors, their family and friends and anyone who would like to join and use song as a means of healing and support.

I am an opera singer and a voice teacher. My life has been impacted by the reality of several close friends fighting for their lives with cancer. Over time they and other cancer patients have come to me for voice lessons as a means of rehabilitation in their fight for recovery. It is through this work that I have been inspired to build the Angel Choir — to extend a platform for all who join to experience the healing power of creating art while building alliances with cancer organizations, foundations, oncologists and hospitals to promote the rehabilitating qualities of musical performance. There is no audition required and no one will be turned away. The central theme for the group is “encouragement”.

It is a humbling experience to work with a cancer survivor to help them cope with the feeling of being invaded and to once again learn to embrace and trust their body. The act of singing is a visceral experience combining the power of the voice, mind, body and spirit. I am honored to be able to help these women and their families to revivify their spirits as they journey through the healing process.

– Pamela Kuhn