“I’ve been working at the Cummings Centre for about a year and a half, but I started as the choir leader for the Glee Club last month month ago. The club came out of a drama therapy program that the members of the mental health support services were doing. They were so involved and enjoyed participating so much, that the social workers decided to go ahead and form the choir, and they just contacted me because I was doing music therapy here to begin with.
My experience has been very very positive. I was told a lot of the members had never sung in choirs before, and I’ve been met with so much enthusiasm. They want to improve and help each other – I’m very inspired by them each week.”
“I enjoy singing, so when I heard there was going to be a new Glee Club, I said “hey, might as well go for it”. Our first performance was for a Chanukah party and it went great! I’ve been singing for 3 or 4 years and used to sing almost 7 days a week. This was the first time I sang in a group; I already knew a couple of people, but I’ve made some new friends. “