Each year, The Peace of Heart Choir organizes more than 20 outreach performances, sharing the healing power of music and messages of diversity with communities in need in local hospitals, nursing homes, shelters, and more. Here are some of the communities we’ve visited with in the last few years.

American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge NYC

Barrier-Free Living

Breaking Ground’s Times Square Residence

CAMBA Park Slope Women’s Shelter

Dewitt Nursing Home

Eger Nursing Home

Fountain House

Gilda’s Club NYC

Housing Works

JASA Club 76 Senior Center

JCC Manhattan

Kittay House Senior Community

Lenox Hill Women’s Shelter at the Park Avenue Armory

Mercy Home for Children

National Council of Jewish Women

Project Renewal’s Geffner House

Rikers Island Prison        

Riverside Rehab

Ronald McDonald House

SAGE LGBTQ Senior Center

Salvation Army’s Williams Residence

Visions Selis Manor Housing for the Blind

YAI

2017 public concerts

In 2017, our public concerts included performances for NYC commuters at the Port Authority at the invitation of the not-for-profit group Sing For Hope, for the Staten Island Yankees (see a summary of our 2017performance below), for visitors to Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island as a part of festivities organized by Make Music NY, and for the Queens International Night Market in Astoria, a festival featuring food and music that celebrates the many cultures of the neighborhood.

 Performing the National Anthem

Performing the National Anthem

Take Us Out to the Ballgame

On June 25, 2017, the Peace of Heart Choir performed the Star Spangled Banner for the season opener of the New York Yankees' minor league affiliate, the Staten Island Yankees.  Before we sang inside the ballpark, we performed a short set outside the ball park.

 The choir on the Sing for Hope stage at the Port Authority

The choir on the Sing for Hope stage at the Port Authority

Singing for Hope at the Port Authority's renovated south wing

On March 8, 2017, the choir performed at the Sing for Hope stage perched between the 1st and 2nd floor of the NYC Port Authority Terminal's renovated South Wing.  Sing for Hope is an organization that seeks to transform lives by bringing the power of the arts to those who need it most.

 
 Reflecting pool at the memorial.

Reflecting pool at the memorial.

9/11 national memorial &  museum

The choir has performed several times at the September 11th National Memorial & Museum.  We've done so not only at public open-air events, near the reflecting pools at the site, but also for specific events held for 9/11 first responders and their families. We last performed there on May 30, 2017.

 
 The auditorium at NYSEC

The auditorium at NYSEC

NEW YORK SOCIETY FOR ETHICAL CULTURE

The New York Society for Ethical Culture (NYSEC) and its members support solution actions to many of the key social issues of our times through activism, community service, and financial support.  On September 11, 2016 the choir performed at the NYSEC event, 9/11 After 15 Years - A Reflection.

 
 International Peace Day Poster

International Peace Day Poster

international peace vigil

The vigil was first observed in 1982 and it was set to be observed September 11, 2001, however, it was changed that year to September 21st instead, in light of the events of 9/11. The Peace of Heart Choir performed at the vigil September 22, 2015