Sing for Hope partnered with the Richard Tucker Music Foundation to bring holiday cheer to the staff, patients, and families of SFH Healing Arts site The Mount Sinai Hospital. It was truly a holiday concert for the ages, featuring opera stars Angel Blue, Stephen Costello, Lucas Meachem, and pianist Brent Funderburk.
Sing for Hope celebrates three years of cultural partnership with The Richard Tucker Music Foundation, dedicated to bringing the young American opera singers that the Tucker Foundation supports to Sing for Hope’s community outreach programs, with a special focus on Mount Sinai. Tucker Foundation grantees, including the annual Richard Tucker Award winner, participate in Sing for Hope’s volunteer service programs, joining in holiday outreach concerts and sharing performances at Sing for Hope partner sites throughout the year.
The Sing for Hope Healing Arts Concerts at Mount Sinai are accessible to both ambulatory and semi-ambulatory patients. Patients, physicians and hospital staff, and family members attend the concerts together, experiencing the artists work from the atrium floor seats as well as from the surrounding balconies. The series offers a richly collaborative artistic experience, featuring vocal and instrumental music as well as dance performances in programs that reflect the diversity of both the city and the hospital community. In the words of Mount Sinai Dean of Medical Education Dr. David Muller, “The Sing for Hope Healing Arts Concerts at Mount Sinai bring uplift and hope into the hospital setting.”