The ceremony will include the simultaneous release of live butterflies in honor of friends and family members who have died. Event organizer Jolene Archambeault says the choir was specially chosen for the poignant occasion. “When I mentioned the idea to have the Kurn Hattin children perform, a colleague said, ‘Their beautiful young voices are so moving.’ I knew from then on they were the perfect fit for our event.”
The 40-member select choir will perform several pieces in remembrance of those being honored. Choir director Lisa Bianconi says that Sunday’s event is a unique opportunity. “It’s going to be amazing,” she says. “The children understand the value of Hospice to the community and are looking forward to sharing this experience.”
Since Kurn Hattin’s inception in 1894, the music program has been an integral part of the school’s curriculum. Well-known for its moving performances, the choir hosts an annual choral invitational and performs in over 30 musical engagements per year, including at Lincoln Center in New York City.
Kurn Hattin Homes in Westminster is a charitable home and school for children, ages 6-15, who have been affected by tragedy, social or economic hardship, or other disruption in family life. For more information visit www.kurnhattin.org.
The public is welcome to attend this event and may purchase a butterfly for $20 to honor a loved one, or support hospice services in the area.
Order forms available at www.vnavnh.org.