The rigours of a demanding profession haven’t stopped the Winnipeg Nurses Choir from uniting once again in concert.
Formed in 2018 under the direction of retired music teacher Bill Quinn, the ensemble recently returned to singing and is set to give their first public performance of the concert year.
“I’ve got to say, this is something I look forward to every week,” says Quinn, an active member in the local music scene. “It’s one of the most joyful things to be able to bring these nurses together, and we have such a great time in rehearsal.”
Dedicated to performing in long-term care facilities and hospitals, this weekend’s concert offers the public a chance to hear the 36-member chorus perform a wide variety of musical styles.
“It brings so much joy to be able to spread music,” says Hyon Jin Kee, a clinical education facilitator and adult emergency nurse.
In addition to connecting with those who share in her profession (retired or still working), singing with the choir has provided Kee her own “healing” benefits. “It’s a stress relief,” she says.
A Fall Concert for Everyone takes place on Sunday, November 27 at 2:30 pm at the United Church in Meadowood, 1111 Dakota St. Hear music by the Beatles, Leonard Cohen, Simon and Garfunkel, Broadway hits and seasonal favourites!
NOTE: The Winnipeg Nurses Choir is accepting new members. If you are or were involved in the profession, reach out to raise your voice!