New members may not know that the Meadowlarks is MWI’s Chorus. Comprised of members who love to sing, the organization, which has been in existence for about two years, is becoming a close knit group of friends. In the past few months, the women of the Meadowlarks have been very busy.
In June, they presented their second Spring Concert at the Bethpage Library. Our audience of over eighty members and friends enjoyed choral singing, solos, group songs, and a rousing sing-along. Then everyone played her own “friscaletto” (that’s a “whistle” in Italian) as we closed the program with “Eh Cumpari.” In July, we brought our program to A. Holly Patterson Extended Care Facility. What an amazing experience that was! Over ninety clients attended the performance. One woman, who seemed to be in a deep sleep, surprised everyone by opening her eyes and singing “God Bless America” with us.
Another client approached me after the program, took my hand and began to shake it as she sang, “Getting to know you…” We had distributed song sheets with the lyrics to two patriotic songs. As we were leaving, we observed a man wheeling himself back to his room with the song sheet in his hand, as he sang “This Land Is Your Land.” Their response to our program brought us as much joy as we had brought to them. We’ve now begun rehearsals for this year’s MWI Chanukah Party, at which we always perform. At the same time, we are also starting to learn new music for next year’s Spring Concert! Always busy, always singing… Want to join us? Contact Ellen Zipkin here.